Veneto’s climate is governed by the mountains to the north and the sea to the east. The most well known wines from this region are Soave, Bardolino and Valpolicella. In terms of quantity, Soave and Valpolicella are the second most important DOCs in Italy after Chianti. Although perhaps not as well recognised in the UK as Piedmont and Tuscany, the Veneto is undoubtedly producing some excellent wines and we are delighted to work with a number of producers from the region, including the recently welcomed Musella.
Friuli–Venezia Giulia is to be found in Italy’s North-Eastern corner.
The region has a...
Waves of dark chocolate, leather, and smoked meat pour out of the glass, with a hint of dried flowers and a note of honey and caramel. The freshness and lift on the palate is truly remarkable, balancing a luscious, rich texture with pleasing tannic structure and superb polish. Already very open and accessible.more
Phenomenal nose – like cherry cake mix plus liquorice, milk chocolate and vanilla essence. Very modern and luscious. So impressive, with really great length and concentration. A Valpolicella unlike any other! 70% Corvina/Corvinone; 20% Rondinella; 5% Croatina; 5% Oseleta. Made from 100% dried fruit (approximately 30 days), fermentation in stainless steel at about 30'C and aged in barriques for 36...more
Bottle 75cl £75.68
So dense and concentrated it pools in the glass. Aromas of caramelised sugar, dried plums and prunes emerge with lashings of clove and nutmeg spice and woodsmoke. Already there is a touch of shiitake mushroom development in the background. On the palate the power is jaw-dropping with statuesque poise and structure that will ensure decades of life. Velvety finish. Fantastic.more
Over 30 different grape varieties are grown in Friuli-Venezia Giulia including local varieties like Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso, Schioppettino, Friulano, Ribolla gialla and Verduzzo, as well as international varieties such as Pinot Grigio. Our Saint Elisa Pinot Grigio is a great example of the popular wines produced in this region today.