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

 

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  • Fontodi Chianti Classico 2018

    Fontodi Chianti Classico 2018

    Region: Italy - Chianti
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Sustainably-made

    JAMES SUCKLING 95 POINTS! WINE FRONT 95 POINTS!

      "This pure expression of Sangiovese sees 2 years in neutral wood and bottle before release. A perfumed nose of redcurrants, sour cherries, bay leaves and spices. Medium-bodied with chewy tannins. Dusty texture in the mouth with structure and a...

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    $89.00
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  • Adami Prosecco Bosco di Gica Brut N.V.

    Adami Prosecco Bosco di Gica Brut N.V.

    Region: Italy - Other

    QUINTESSENTIAL FRESH AND DELICIOUS PROSECCO

      "The NV Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Bosco di Gica punches well above its price point, boasting an intensely smoky and mineral expression on the nose that pulls you close to the glass. Beneath, I’m finding notes of pear and sweet herbal...

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    $40.00
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  • Pietracupa Greco di Tufo 2018

    Pietracupa Greco di Tufo 2018

    Region: Italy - Other

    "TRES BICCHIERI" PRIZE GAMBERO ROSSO!

      "The textbook Greco di Tufo, and my choice year in and year out as Italy’s best white wine. Unparalleled minerality and varietal purity.” - Tom Hyland, Best Italian Wines Of The Year, Forbes (December 2018)   "Pietracupa...

    Current stock: 4

    $55.00
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  • Pietracupa Fiano di Avellino 2018

    Pietracupa Fiano di Avellino 2018

    Region: Italy - Other

    "2 BICCHIERI" GAMBERO ROSSO!

      "The Pietracupa project starts from the primary goal to provide an authentic and genuine expression of the great white wines that have always characterized the winemaking scene in Campania, among which the Fiano d'Avellino stands out. Several...

    Current stock: 5

    $55.00
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  • Zaccagnini Montepulciano 2018 6Pack

    Zaccagnini Montepulciano 2018 6Pack

    Region: Italy - Other
    Farming Vegan-friendly Sustainably-made

    THE ZACCAGNINI FAMILY ARE AT THE FOREFRONT OF INNOVATION IN ABRUZZO. THEIR MONTEPUCIANO HAS A LUSCIOUS, MOREISH PALATE

      This month's deal! Buy 6 bottles of this wine and you will save 8% off the retail price. Each bottle is just $27.50.   "This dry, red wine made from the Montepulciano wine grape in the Abruzzo region of east-central Italy is noted for its...

    Current stock: 5

    $165.00
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  • Massolino Barolo Parussi 2017

    Massolino Barolo Parussi 2017

    Region: Italy - Barolo
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Sustainably-made

    DECANTER 97 POINTS!

    “The estate's first Barolo made from grapes grown outside of the Serralunga d’Alba commune, retaining the refined style of the estate; as respectful as it is precise. The wine is restrained and chiselled, with a detailed nose of violet,...

    Current stock: 6

    $215.00
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  • Massolino Barolo Parafada 2017

    Massolino Barolo Parafada 2017

    Region: Italy - Barolo
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Sustainably-made

    DECANTER 97 POINTS!

      "Massolino's vineyards are at 330 metres above sea level and produce one of the most representative wines of the MGA. Intense smoky woodland notes emerge first, then wild strawberry and darker violet-soaked fruits. There's serious elegance on the...

    Current stock: 6

    $215.00
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  • Massolino Barolo 2017

    Massolino Barolo 2017

    Region: Italy - Barolo
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Sustainably-made

    WINE ENTHUSIAST 95 POINTS!

      "Camphor, wild berry, new leather and blue flower aromas emerge on the nose of this savory wine. Full-bodied and delicious, the structured palate delivers succulent Marasca cherry, baking spice and a hint of menthol alongside firm, refined...

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    $103.00
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  • Tedeschi Valpolicella Lucchine 2019

    Tedeschi Valpolicella Lucchine 2019

    Region: Italy - Other
    Farming Vegan-friendly Sustainably-made

    DELICATE, FRESH, VERY APPROACHABLE

      "Lucchine is the name of the vineyard that provides the grapes. It is located in the plains at the foot of Pedemonte hills in the heart of the historic Valpolicella Classico area. This vineyard, thanks to the unique winemaking process used with...

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    $27.00
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  • San Felice Il Grigio Chianti DOCG 2018

    San Felice Il Grigio Chianti DOCG 2018

    Region: Italy - Chianti

    BEAUTIFULLY TEXTURED AND AROMATIC CHIANTI

      "Made only from the finest Sangiovese grapes carefully selected from the estate Chianti Classico vineyards, this Reserva represents the perfect blend of the traditional and the modern. It spends some 24 months in oak, with about 20% in small...

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    Current stock: 16

    $47.00
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  • Benanti Etna Rosso DOC 2018

    Benanti Etna Rosso DOC 2018

    Region: Italy - Other
    Farming Vegan-friendly

    A BLEND OF TWO INDIGENOUS MT ETNA VARIETIES, A REGION MADE FAMOUS BY BENANTI FOR MAKING COMPLEX AND ELEGANT WINES TO RIVAL BURGUNDY

      "Plum, strawberry and cherry aromas and flavors with firm tannins that are chewy, yet fine grained. Needs a little time to soften" - James Suckling   "Grapes are harvested by hand in October and de-stemmed. The two varieties are vinified...

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    Current stock: 23

    $45.00
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  • Vietti Langhe Nebbiolo Perbacco 2018

    Vietti Langhe Nebbiolo Perbacco 2018

    Region: Italy - Other

    A 'BABY BAROLO' FROM HIGHLY REGARDED PRODUCER.

      "100% Nebbiolo. The grapes for this wine are grown in various selected vineyards sites mostly in the Barolo area and a minor part in Barbaresco. The vineyards soil is made of marl (limestone in combination with clay). Each parcel is...

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    $52.00
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  • Tedeschi Valpolicella Ripasso 2018

    Tedeschi Valpolicella Ripasso 2018

    Region: Italy - Other
    Farming Vegan-friendly Sustainably-made

    ELEGANT AND EXPRESSIVE VALPOLICELLA

      "It is produced with grapes selected in the Marne Bianche vineyard of Tenuta Maternigo. The wine is obtained according to the ancient Ripasso technique, that is the refermentation of a part of Valpolicella wine, produced in October, on...

    Current stock: 5

    $55.00
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  • Villa Chiopris Pinot Grigio 2020

    Villa Chiopris Pinot Grigio 2020

    Region: Italy - Other

    A GRIGIO PACKED WITH FLAVOUR!

      This Pinot Grigio far exceeds the 'simple' brand which is often associated with the variety. Villa Chiopris have curated a wine packed full of fresh fruit flavour as well as delicate floral notes which give a nice complexity. This is a refreshing...

    Current stock: 6

    $26.50
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  • Massolino Barbera D'Alba 2020

    Massolino Barbera D'Alba 2020

    Region: Italy - Other
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Sustainably-made

    MASSOLINO HAVE PRODUCED ANOTHER EXCEPTIONAL BARBERA D'ALBA

      A fragrant, fresh and exciting Barbera. This exhibits all the expected fruit and floral notes on the nose and the palate. This is incredibly balanced, polished and delicious.    

    Current stock: 10

    $46.50
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  • Luigi Baudana Barolo Serralunga 2017 DOCG

    Luigi Baudana Barolo Serralunga 2017 DOCG

    Region: Italy - Barolo
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Sustainably-made

    WINE FRONT 94 POINTS!

      "Poached strawberry, cherry, liquorice, dried herbs, grilled meat and menthol. It’s juicy and succulent, liquorice, strawberry and raspberry liqueur, stony feel to tannin, almonds and dried herbs, moderate acidity, a bit savoury and meaty,...

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    Current stock: 12

    $115.00
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  • Luigi Baudana Barolo Cerretta 2017 DOCG

    Luigi Baudana Barolo Cerretta 2017 DOCG

    Region: Italy - Barolo
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Sustainably-made

    JAMES SUCKLING 96 POINTS!

      "Dark, sombre wine, the 2017 Barolo Cerretta shows the more potent, brooding side of Serralunga. Black cherry, gravel, smoke, cured meats, cloves and menthol add to an impression of virile intensity and pure power. Readers will have to be patient...

    Current stock: 6

    $169.00
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  • Luigi Baudana Barolo Baudana 2017 DOCG

    Luigi Baudana Barolo Baudana 2017 DOCG

    Region: Italy - Barolo
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Sustainably-made

    95 POINTS! - VINOUS AND WINEFRONT

      "The 2017 Barolo Baudana is such a gorgeous wine. It, too, conveys the power of Serralunga, but with a bit less heft than is typically the case. Sweet dark cherry, iron, cedar, rose petal, mint and white pepper give the 2017 its effusive,...

    Current stock: 11

    $169.00
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