Italy

"Ah, Italy - what a beautiful, hedonistic, disorganised, frustrating country! Italy can provide wine lovers with so many distinctive, unique flavours and styles, bottles full of Italian verve and creativity. It also sluices forth rivers of disgracefully thin, characterless stuff to be sold under its most commercially useful names: Pinot Grigio, Soave, Valpolicella, Lambrusco, Frascati and the like.

Although the key to understanding Italy is to understand that it is a group of regions rather than a single homogeneous country, from the heady, often sweet, ferments of the deep south to the delicate sub-alpine essences of the north, it is possible to generalise about Italian wine styles to a certain extent. Reds have a certain bitterness that is by no means unpleasant. In fact it is so addictive that I find Italy is the one country I come home from positively determined to continue to drink its wines (rather than, as usual, desperate for a complete change). Italian white wines, once distinguished by their lack of aroma and lack of obvious fruitiness (very un-modern), are now generally very well made, offering an attractive combination of fruit and refreshment." - Jancis Robinson

 

Map courtesy: Vineyards.com

  • Farnetella Chianti Colli Senesi 2018

    Farnetella Chianti Colli Senesi 2018

    Region: Italy - Chianti

    MADE WITH PREDOMINATELY SANGIOVESE GRAPES WITH 10% MERLOT IN THE MIX, THIS IS CLASSIC CHIANTI THAT WILL BE A TREAT IN THE COLDER MONTHS.      "Made predominantly from Sangiovese grapes, quality-selected in Farnetella, in the commune of...

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  • Barone Ricasoli Chianti 2018

    Barone Ricasoli Chianti 2018

    Region: Italy - Chianti
    Sustainably-made

    AN AFFORABLE AND EASY GOING CHIANTI FROM A REMARKABLE PRODUCER.     "Bright ruby red color. Pleasant nose of red fruit with balsamic hints. The entry is fresh, soft and round. Harmonious finish with a pleasant good persistence to the end...

    Current stock: 10

    $24.00
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  • Vietti Barolo Castiglione 2017

    Vietti Barolo Castiglione 2017

    Region: Italy - Barolo

    ANTONIO GALLONI 92 POINTS!   "On the nose explosive, opulent, charming and immediate. Hints of plum, ripe red and black cherry, blackberry, sour cherry, rose petals and tobacco. On the palate it is classic, rich, powerful, with notes of Alpine...

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    $135.00
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  • Albino Rocca Barbera D'Alba 2019

    Albino Rocca Barbera D'Alba 2019

    Region: Italy - Other

    BARBERA BRINGS THE FLAVOUR WITHOUT THE TANNIN. THIS IS A BRILLIANT EXPRESSION OF THE NORTHERN ITALIAN GRAPE.    "Albino Rocca's Barbera d'Alba is a small-volume cuvée drawn from a single parcel of vines (planted in 2004) rooted in the...

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    $37.00
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  • Picollo Ernesto Gavi DOCG 2020

    Picollo Ernesto Gavi DOCG 2020

    Region: Italy - Other
    Sustainably-made

    GAVI IS AN AROMATIC, DRY WHITE FROM NORTHERN ITALY'S PIEMONTE REGION. MADE FROM CORTESE, ITS APPEAL IS BROAD, ESPECIALLY TO THOSE SEEKING A FABULOUS ALTERNATIVE TO SAUVIGNON BLANC OR PINOT GRIGIO.   "Gavi from Ernesto Picollo opens with an...

    Current stock: 8

    $25.00
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  • Braida Montebruna Barbera d'Asti 2017

    Braida Montebruna Barbera d'Asti 2017

    Region: Italy - Other

    WINE SPECTATOR 93 POINTS!  JAMES SUCKLING 93 POINTS!    BOLD, COMPLEX BUT SEDUCTIVELY SOFT, THIS BARBERA D'ASTI DOCG IS FROM ONE OF THE FINEST PRODUCERS IN PIEMONTE.   "Montebruna is a wine that speaks of its land. The vineyards...

    Current stock: 9

    $60.00
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  • Ruggeri Giustino B. Prosecco DOCG 2018

    Ruggeri Giustino B. Prosecco DOCG 2018

    Region: Italy - Other

    TRE BICCHIERI AWARDED - GAMBERO ROSSO GUIDE 2020! THE MOST AWARDED PROSECCO IN ITALY, RUGGERI GUISTINO B HAS BEEN AWARDED THE TRE BICCHIERI 10 TIMES. VALDOBBIADENE PROSECCO SUPERIORE DOCG.   

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    Current stock: 23

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  • Ormanni Chianti Classico DOCG 2016

    Ormanni Chianti Classico DOCG 2016

    Region: Italy - Chianti

    TUSCANY HAS A BEAUTIFUL, RICH HISTORY BUILT ON WINE, AND ORMANNI ESTATE HAS ALWAYS BEEN A PART OF THAT HISTORY AFTER BEING ESTABLISHED IN THE 13TH CENTURY.  "Our Chianti Classico vineyards located in the municipal district of Barberino Val...

    Current stock: 6

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  • Terra di Briganti Falanghina Sannio 2018

    Terra di Briganti Falanghina Sannio 2018

    Region: Italy - Other

    FALANGHINA IS THE SIGNATURE GRAPE OF THE SANNIO REGION. THIS NATIVE VARIETY IS FRESH, PERFUMED, MINERAL AND FULL OF FRUIT FLAVOUR. PRONOUNCED FAL-UN-GEE-NAH!   "Located within the area of Sannio and Taburno, with soils rich in...

    Current stock: 3

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  • Montelliana Prosecco Rose DOC 2019

    Montelliana Prosecco Rose DOC 2019

    Region: Italy - Other

    THIS IS BRAND NEW DOC FOR ITALY! A PROSECCO ROSE, BLUSHED WITH PINOT NOIR. "Our Montelliana Prosecco has 10% Pinot Noir and it's extra dry with 12g/l residual sugar. A delicate and persistent mousse sits on a beautiful pale salmon color. The nose has...

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  • Le Monde Pinot Bianco 2018

    Le Monde Pinot Bianco 2018

    Region: Italy - Other
    Vegan-friendly Sustainably-made

    100% PINOT BIANCO FROM FRIULI GRAVE, THIS IS A SPICY, RICH WHITE WINE WITH EXOTIC FRUIT FLAVOURS.  "Straw yellow with bright golden reflections, the Vigneti Le Monde Pinot Bianco 2018 is full bodied on the nose and also full of great character...

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  • Berlucchi Franciacorta '61 Brut N.V.

    Berlucchi Franciacorta '61 Brut N.V.

    Region: Italy - Other
    Sustainably-made

    WINE ENTHUSIAST 92 POINTS! FRANCIACORTA IS ITALY'S ANSWER TO CHAMPAGNE. THE '61 BY BERLUCCHI IS A CLASSIC AND PRESTIGIOUS APERTIF. "It’s Italian sparkling wine, but it’s not Prosecco. Franciacorta is a DOCG area in the north of Italy. While...

    Current stock: 9

    $60.00
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  • Borgo dei Trulli Vermentino 2019

    Borgo dei Trulli Vermentino 2019

    Region: Italy - Other

    THE PERFECT PICNIC WINE. ENJOY WITH GOOD FRIENDS AND A DELICIOUS SPREAD OF GRAZING FOOD.  "Pale yellow in colour, the wine displays attractive aromas of peach, lemon peel, mango and dry herbs. On the palate the saline minerality comes through and...

    Current stock: 7

    $24.00
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  • Zaccagnini Montepulciano D'Abruzzo 2018

    Zaccagnini Montepulciano D'Abruzzo 2018

    Region: Italy - Other
    Vegan-friendly Sustainably-made

    The Zaccagnini Family are at the forefront of innovation in Abruzzo. Their Montepuciano has a luscious, moreish palate and each vintage is an absolute stand out.   "This dry, red wine made from the Montepulciano wine grape in the Abruzzo region of...

    Current stock: 9

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  • Zaccagnini Ikebana Novello IGT 2020

    Zaccagnini Ikebana Novello IGT 2020

    Region: Italy - Other
    Vegan-friendly Sustainably-made

    A Nouveau-style of Montepuciano that is made to drink young and fresh!    "Novello is an Italian term for a freshly made wine, and it is a light, fruity, red wine that is similar to its French cousin Beaujolais Nouveau in taste, body and...

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    Current stock: 21

    $28.50
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  • Coroncino Verdicchio 2018

    Coroncino Verdicchio 2018

    Region: Italy - Other
    Sustainably-made

    Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi DOC.  Using a low intervention approach to their wines, this Verdicchio is elegant and bright. Perfect for a Summer's day! Il Coroncino is an elegant, pervasive, prototypical Verdicchio, true to...

    Current stock: 9

    $42.00
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  • Benanti Etna Rosso DOC 2017

    Benanti Etna Rosso DOC 2017

    Region: Italy - Other
    Vegan-friendly

    WINE SPECTATOR'S TOP 100 WINES OF 2019!     "Ruby red color. On the nose are intense aromas with hints of vanilla and ripe fruit. On the palate are elegant, harmonic and remarkably persistent flavors." - Wine Spectator "The 2017 Etna...

    Current stock: 21

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  • Benanti Etna Rosato 2019

    Benanti Etna Rosato 2019

    Region: Italy - Other
    Vegan-friendly

    A ROSE THAT IS BEAUTIFULLY EXPRESSIVE OF THE ETNA REGION, UNIQUE FOR ITS VOLCANIC SOILS AND DISTINCT MINERALITY.     "The wine has a pink/salmon color. The nose is intense, delicate, floral with hints of broom, fruity with hints of...

    Current stock: 7

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  • Renato Ratti Barolo Rocche 2016

    Renato Ratti Barolo Rocche 2016

    Region: Italy - Barolo

    WINE ADVOCATE 96 POINTS!  WINE ENTHUSIAST 97 POINTS! VINOUS 94 POINTS!   "Glossy, elegant and full bodied, this beauty opens with aromas of dark berry, menthol, wild rose and exotic spice. The delicious, finessed palate doles...

    Current stock: 3

    $227.00
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