Aglianico La Guardiense Fremondo 2018, Campania, Italy
Grape variety, 100% Aglianico
The wine has a deep colour with garnet hints. Cherry nuances melt with sweet vanilla notes given by ageing in the wood. In the mouth it is full, powerful...
Amanti Del Vino Primitivo, Puglia, Italy 2018
Primitivo, from the enchanting and increasingly popular Salento Peninsula in Puglia, is a grape which bowls you over with infectious enthusiasm. Brimming with ripe damson fruit,...
Amori Pinot Grigio, Terre Siciliane, Italy 2018
Grape variety, 100% Pinot Grigio
Delicate floral character together with aromas of pears, limes and green apples. Dry, crisp and well balanced on the palate with refreshing citrus flavours and...
Chianti Classico Brolio, Barone Ricasoli, Tuscany, Italy 2018
80% Sangiovese, 15% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon with 9 months in barrell.
This wine, a blend of primarily Sangiovese grapes, is typical of the best modern day Chianti Classico,...
Carlomagno Fiano, Puglia, Italy, 2018
Straw yellow with a delicate scent of tropical fruits and flowers, and a light presence of roasted hazelnuts and almonds. The taste is full, soft, fresh and clean, very well balanced with a...
Chianti Duca di Saragnano, Tuscany, Italy 2018
The intense and young purplish red of this wine, is related to strong vinous and fruity perceptions marked by forest berries, cherries and spiced hints of violets. It's dry...
Chianti Fiasco Botter, Florence, Italy, 2018
A blend of Sangiovese and Canaiolo Nero unoaked.
A soft and flavoursome wine with good depth, soft fruit and easy tannins on the finish.
The classic Fiasco (wicker)...
Gavi Del Comune Di Gavi Manfredi, Piedmont, Italy 2018
Ripe peachy fruit flavours with very appealing and elegant balance and good acidity. Winemaker Roberto Bergaglio produces this top notch Gavi di...
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...
Gavi Di Gavi Terre Antiche 2018
One of the best of this well-known Piemontese white, with delicate hints of lime zest and apple.
An attractive lemon yellow colour. This wine is scented and delicate, with hints of lime zest on the nose and...
Gavi La Luciana Araldica, Piedmont, Italy 2018
100% Cortese fermented in steel tanks, unoaked.
Gavi La Luciana offers zesty citrus fruit and lightly floral characters, with hints of apple and pear. Fresh, steely acidity and underlying...
Il Caggio Pinot Grigio Rosato 2018, Veneto, North East Italy
100% Pinot Grigio unoaked.
This dry, fruity rosé is deliciously delicate with crisp and refreshing flavours of soft red fruits which are complemented by subtle floral...
Montepulciano D' Abruzzo, Noi Cento, Casa Vinicola Roxan, Abruzzo, Italy, 2018
A full fruity wine with spicy notes ideally matched to rustic food dishes. Vinified in temperature controlled vats, aged for one year in...
Nero d`Avola Sicilia Rupe Secca 2018, Sicily, Italy
100% Nero D'Avola
Nero d'Avola is the most popular red wine grape in Sicily and is one of Italy's most important indigenous varieties, frequently compared with New World Shiraz wines due...
Pecorino, Pemo, Terre di Chieti, Southern Italy, 2018
100% Pecorino unoaked
This Pecorino is very fresh, zinging with lively citrus acidity, notes of tropical fruits and a certain minerality, which gives the wine a lovely balance...
Pinot Grigio Catarratto Dea del Mare 2018, Terre Siciliane, Southern Italy
Grape varieties, Pinot Grigio and Catarratto
Citrus fruits on the nose, a blend of Catarratto, which gives some body, cream and some delicate pear...
Pinot Grigio Venezie Giulia Sacchetto, Veneto, Italy 2018
100% Pinot Grigio unoaked.
A fresh, fruity and dry Pinot Grigio with subtle spicy notes, a luscious texture and a moreish hint of bitter lemon on the finish...
Poggiotondo Organic Chianti, Tuscany, Italy 2018
90% Sangiovese , 7% Canaiolo, 3% Colorino
The wine is a deep garnet red colour, with aromas of dried oregano entwined with dark cherries and a smoky undertone. Ripe cherries on the...
Soave Classico Ca Visco 2018, Coffele, Veneto, Italy
Grape varieties, Garganega and Trebbiano di Soave
An intense and inviting white with aromas of apple, pear, citrus fruits, passion fruit and mint. The wine is dry, with an acidity...
Tre di Tre Lupo Meraviglia, Apulia, Puliga, IGT, Italy 2018
A blend of Negroamaro, Aglianico and Primitivo
This dry red wine has an intense red colour. On the nose the wine has scents of red fruit and jam which merge with the...
Valpolicella Classico Lonardi, Veneto, Italy, 2018
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...
Vigneti del Vulture Pipoli Aglianico del Vulture, Acerenza, Basilicata, Italy, 2018
100% Aglianico aged in stainless steel tanks (60%) and in used oak barriques (40%) for 10 months.
This wine is bright ruby red in colour, with...
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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