Boccantino Nero d`Avolo 2014 100% Nero d Avolo. Aromas of ripe black cherries and blackberries and hints of vanilla, peppery spice, and smoke. On the palate, abundant flavours of ripe fruit and exotic spices are balanced by a pleasing acidity and...
Chianti Classico Chioccioli, Florence, Italy 2015
85% Sangiovese , 5 % Merlot , 5 % Syrah and 5 % Cabernet Sauvignon aged in oak for 14 months.
This top notch Chianti ia a wine of extraordinary identity, intense with fruity, floral and...
Chianti Classico DOCG Geografico, Tuscany, Italy 2016
Sangiovese 90%, Canaiolo 10% with 10 months in oak.
Intense scents of violets with a dry flavour and good tannins.
Try with roasted meats or cheese.
Chianti Classico Montegiachi Riserva, Chianti, Italy, 2013
95% Sangiovese and 5% Colorino aged in oak.
Chianti Classico is one of the great wines from Tuscany and will benefit from decanting. Classico refers to the best wine growing areas...
Chianti La Vigna, Tuscany, Italy, 2017
95% Sangiovese, 5% Canaiolo Nero with three months in French oak.
This is an impressively flavoursome Chianti with intense aromas of cherry and raspberry with hints of exotic spice and white pepper. On...
Chianti Volpetto DOCG, Florence, Italy, 2016
A blend of mainly Sangiovese, with a small percentage of Canaiolo.
This Chianti is well structured and full bodied, lively and intense. Great value.
To be served with red meats, roasts, pasta...
Falanghina di Sannio La Guardiense 2018, Campania, Italy
Grape variety, 100% Falanghina
The wine has a straw-yellow colour and a strong tropically fruity bouquet with notes of wild flowers. Fresh and balanced the tropical fruity nuances...
Gavi Di Gavi La Minaia Nicola Bergaglio, Piedmont, Italy 2018
A crisp refreshing dry white wine. Pale gold in colour with flashes of diamond brilliance, it has a light, fresh, mineral and citrus bouquet. The palate is...
Montepulciano d`Abruzzo, Torre del Colle 2016, Italy
Grape variety, 100% Montepulciano lightly oaked.
Intense purple in colour with intense aromas of blackberries and cherries. The palate is round and rich with notes of ripe berry...
Nero d`Avola Torre Rracina, Sicily, 2018
100% hand harvested Nero d’Avola
Ruby red colour. The bouquet is slightly spicy and fruity with notes of dried figs and ripe fruits. The finish is round and fruity with well...
Nostru Carricante, IGT Terre Siciliane, Azienda Agricola Cortese, Sicily, Italy 2017
100% Carricante, Organic
"Rediscovering precious grape varieties from Sicily's rich past. With a big personality and distinctive minerality this is a...
Pecorino Tor del Colle 2017, Abruzzo, Italy
Grape variety, 100% Pecorino
A crisp and fresh Pecorino from Abruzzo; lemon-green in colour with blossom and grapefruit aromas on the nose. The palate is dry and crisp with a zesty citrus acidity...
Polloni Spumante, Italy
A blend of Trebbiano & Garganega.
Refreshing and fruity with nice pear notes and a super mousse to finish, a simple yet classic Italian Spumante, ideal for summer parties and celebrations. Trebbiano &...
Valpolicella Classico Lonardi, Veneto, Italy, 2017
A blend of the local grapes 75% Corvina, 20% Rondinella and 5% Molinara unoaked.
A fresh young dry red wine. Pale cherry ruby in colour, the bouquet is bright, with brambly wild cherry supported...
Verdicchio Dei Castelli Di Jesi, Pontemagno, Cupramontana, Italy 2018
Grape variety, 100% Verdicchio unoaked.
An elegant and well-balanced dry white, with a bright golden colour and inviting floral aroma. There's plenty of...
Italian wine regions
Italy's 20 wine regions correspond to the 20 administrative regions. Understanding of Italian wine becomes clearer with an understanding of the differences between each region; their cuisines reflect their indigenous wines, and vice-versa. The 36 DOCG wines are located in 13 different regions but most of them are concentrated in Piedmont and Tuscany. Among these are appellations: Barolo, Barbaresco, and Brunello di Montalcino (colloquially known as the "Killer B's").
The regions are from Northwest to Southeast: Aosta Valley (Valle D'Aosta), Piedmont (Piemonte), Liguria, Lombardy (Lombardia), Trentino-AltoAdige/Südtirol, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Veneto, Emilia-Romagna, Tuscany (Toscana), Marche (Le Marche), Umbria, Lazio, Abruzzo, Molise, Campania, Basilicata, Apulia (Puglia), Calabria, Sicily (Sicilia), Sardinia (Sardegna)
Key Italian wine varieties
Bianco (White) Arneis, Catarratto, Fiano, Garganega, Malvasia Bianca , Moscato, Nuragus, Pigato, Pinot Grigio, Ribolla Gialla, Tocai Friulano, Trebbiano, Verdicchio ,Vermentino. Non-native varieties that the Italians plant include Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer (sometimes called traminer aromatico), Petite Arvine, Riesling, and many others. Rosso (Red) Aglianico, Barbera, Corvina, Dolcetto, Malvasia Nera, Montepulciano, Nebbiolo, Negroamaro, Nero d'Avola, Sagrantino, Sangiovese. Other major red varieties are Ciliegolo, Gaglioppo, Lagrein, Lambrusco, Monica, Nerello Mascalese, Pignolo, Primitivo (Zinfandel in California), Refosco, Schiava, Schiopettino, Teroldego, and Uva di Troia. "International" varieties such as Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Syrah are also widely grown.
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