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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  • Ghidini Ghitano Cork Puller

    Ghidini Ghitano Cork Puller

    Region: Italy - Other

    Gently rocks cork out of bottle without damaging the cork itself. By far the best corkscrew available for vintage old wines.

    Current stock: 8

    $9.95
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  • Renato Ratti Nebbiolo Ochetti 2022 1500mL-Magnum

    Renato Ratti Nebbiolo Ochetti 2022 1500mL-Magnum

    Region: Italy - Other

    ONE OF THE BIGGEST NAMES IN BAROLO, THIS LANGHE NEBBIOLO COMES IN A LIMITED EDITION MAGNUM

      "An ancient wine originally hailing from the vineyards of the Roero zone (sandy hills situated on the left side of the Tanaro River) and already well known and appreciated in the cellars of the House of Savoy starting from the 1600s, and in part...

    Current stock: 1

    $180.00
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  • Renato Ratti Barolo Rocche 2020

    Renato Ratti Barolo Rocche 2020

    Region: Italy - Barolo

    96 POINTS! - JAMES SUCKLING
    FROM THE ACCLAIMED, HISTORIC SITE ROCCHE DELL'ANNUNZIATA, THIS IS AN OPULENT, LONG-LIVED NEBBIOLO

      "A very fine and polished Barolo with lots of orange peel and sliced dried strawberry. Medium body with solid and linear tannins that run through the center palate. Very structured. The lighter color is slightly off-putting but it shows structure...

    Current stock: 2

    $320.00
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  • Renato Ratti Barolo Marcenasco 2020

    Renato Ratti Barolo Marcenasco 2020

    Region: Italy - Barolo

    96 POINTS! - JAMES SUCKLING
    POWER AND ELEGANCE, A PREMIUM BAROLO WITH A HISTORY STRETCHING BACK TO THE 12TH CENTURY

      "This is linear and so racy with a structure and length and focused energy that takes you long and deep. It’s medium-bodied with dried strawberry, citrus and spice. Tight at the end. Classicism with transparency." - James...

    Current stock: 12

    $210.00
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  • Produttori del Barbaresco Rabaja' Riserva 2019

    Produttori del Barbaresco Rabaja' Riserva 2019

    Region: Italy - Barbaresco
    Farming Vegan-friendly

    97 POINTS! - WINE ENTHUSIAST

      **Limited wine. Only 3 per customer**   "Balsamic aromas of camphor mingle with pressed rose, wild berry, new leather and dark spice. Showing intensity and structure, the full-bodied, delicious palate boasts a weightless concentration,...

    Current stock: 6

    $199.00
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  • Produttori del Barbaresco Ovello Riserva 2019

    Produttori del Barbaresco Ovello Riserva 2019

    Region: Italy - Barbaresco
    Farming Vegan-friendly

    96 POINTS! - WINE ENTHUSIAST
    94 POINTS! - VINOUS

      **Limited wine. Only 3 per customer**   "The 2019 Ovello Riserva is succulent and enveloping, offering scents of dark-skinned berry, forest floor, violet and new leather. Full-bodied with impressive structure and fruit, it boasts ripe...

    Current stock: 4

    $199.00
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  • Produttori del Barbaresco Montestefano Riserva 2019

    Produttori del Barbaresco Montestefano Riserva 2019

    Region: Italy - Barbaresco
    Farming Vegan-friendly

    99 POINTS! - WINE ENTHUSIAST

      **Limited wine. Only 3 per customer**   "Combining power, intensity, class and great fruit, Produttori’s 2019 Montestefano Riserva is a phenomenal wine and a quintessential expression of this fantastic cru. It opens with heady aromas...

    Current stock: 4

    $199.00
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  • Produttori del Barbaresco Montefico Riserva 2019

    Produttori del Barbaresco Montefico Riserva 2019

    Region: Italy - Barbaresco
    Farming Vegan-friendly

    98 POINTS! - WINE ENTHUSIAST

      **Limited wine. Only 3 per customer**   "Alpine herb, pressed rose, new leather and black tea aromas lead the nose on the superb Montefico 2019 Riserva. Showing the impeccable class and intensity this cru is celebrated for, it’s...

    Current stock: 9

    $199.00
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  • Casisano Rosso di Montalcino DOC 2021

    Casisano Rosso di Montalcino DOC 2021

    Region: Italy - Other

    CHARMING, FRAGRANT AND UNBELIEVABLY VELVETY SANGIOVESE FROM HIGH ALTITUDE VINEYARDS

      "The Casisano Rosso di Montalcino is a red-fruited, traditional Sangiovese that comes from vineyards nestled in the southern hills of one of Italy’s most renowned wine producing areas, midway between the towns of Sant’Angelo in Colle...

    Current stock: 9

    $52.00
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  • Marco Scolaris Collio Friulano 2022

    Marco Scolaris Collio Friulano 2022

    Region: Italy - Other

    FULL, ROUNDED TAKE ON THE ANCIENT VARIETY FRIULANO - APPLEY, HONEYED AND NUTTY

      "Located in the rolling hills on the Slovenian border in Italy’s north east corner, Marco Scolaris is a young and dynamic family run estate in its fourth generation.   Emphasis is on bio-oriented agriculture and a focus on native...

    Qualifies for 10% discount in a straight dozen

    Current stock: 11

    $34.00
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  • Arione Roero Arneis 2020

    Arione Roero Arneis 2020

    Region: Italy - Other

    CHARMING, TEXTURAL AND AUTHENIC PIEMONTESE WHITE WINE

      "A fragrant wine of pear and apple, with stone fruits, chamomile and nuttiness. Thanks to its highly aromatic scent, its elegance and great nobility, this wine is excellent for stylish moments. Enjoy with fish soup, delicate fish, boiled or fresh...

    Qualifies for 10% discount in a straight dozen

    Current stock: 9

    $29.00
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  • Banfi Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2020

    Banfi Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2020

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

    DELICIOUSLY SAVOURY, WITH DENSE, ALMOST SILKY TANNINS - AN EXCELLENT RISERVA

      "Notes of red plums and bramble berries with dried rose petals, red licorice and bark. Medium to full-bodied, with chalky texture and vivid fruit. Tannins are velvety and ripe. Racy and spiced on the finish." - James...

    Qualifies for 10% discount in a straight dozen

    Current stock: 18

    $60.00
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  • Vinicola Triacca Alpi Retiche Nebbiolo 2021

    Vinicola Triacca Alpi Retiche Nebbiolo 2021

    Region: Italy - Other

    FANTASTIC VALUE ITALIAN NEBBIOLO FROM THE REGARDED ALPINE VALTELLINA REGION

      "Alpi Retiche IGT Nebbiolo. Strawberry, cherry and other red-fruits to the fore, this has some resinous herb, floral and licorice flavours to back. A just medium-bodied, crisp and tangy Nebbiolo. This versatile and vibrant wine allows an entry...

    Current stock: 10

    $39.00
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  • Petrosino Grillo DOC Sicilia 2022

    Petrosino Grillo DOC Sicilia 2022

    Region: Italy - Other

    ELEGANT SICILIAN WHITE WITH RIPE FRUIT FLAVOUR PERFECT DESTINED TO PAIR PERFECTLY WITH SEAFOOD

      "This is a full and round Sicilian white made from 100% Grillo. Offering fantastic value for money, both in terms of interest and flavour, this has a gorgeous honeyed and floral nose. On the palate, hints of ginger and other spices meld with...

    Qualifies for 10% discount in a straight dozen

    Current stock: 23

    $30.00
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  • Banfi Chianti Classico DOCG 2021

    Banfi Chianti Classico DOCG 2021

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

    BANFI INTERPRET THE UNIQUE FLAVOURS OF CHIANTI SANGIOVESE INTO AN ALLURING AND RICH STYLE PERFECT TO HAVE WITH FOOD

      "Sangiovese with small amounts of Canaiolo Nero, Cabernet Sauvignon produced entirely from grapes grown in the Classico zone.  Intense with notes of cherries, plums, and violets. Rich flavors of cherry and leather. Supple tannins...

    Qualifies for 10% discount in a straight dozen

    Current stock: 1

    $45.00
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  • Albino Rocca Dolcetto D'Alba 2022

    Albino Rocca Dolcetto D'Alba 2022

    Region: Italy - Other

    FRESH AND VIBRANT DOLCETTO FROM ONE OF PIEDMONT'S FINEST

      “The 2022 Dolcetto d'Alba is fresh, fruity and very easy to like. A burst of sweet red berry fruit and lifted floral notes convey unexpected freshness. This mid-weight, vibrant Dolcetto is beautifully done.” - Antonio...

    Qualifies for 10% discount in a straight dozen

    Current stock: 12

    $39.00
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  • Albino Rocca Barbaresco Ronchi 2020

    Albino Rocca Barbaresco Ronchi 2020

    Region: Italy - Barbaresco

    95 POINTS! - ANTONIO GALLONI

      “The 2020 Barbaresco Ronchi stands out in this range for its breadth and textural resonance. There's gorgeous palate presence. Sweet red plum, blood orange, spice, new leather and incense fill out the layers. It’s a compelling wine in...

    Current stock: 6

    $140.00
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  • Albino Rocca Barbaresco 2020

    Albino Rocca Barbaresco 2020

    Region: Italy - Barbaresco

    BRILLIANT VALUE BARBARESCO FROM ONE OF THE GREAT PRODUCERS

      “The 2020 Barbaresco is lovely. A wine of charm, the 2020 shows how appealing the vintage is. Crushed flowers, mint, spice, blood orange and mint are all nicely delineated. This mid-weight, vibrant Barbaresco is impeccable. It's a gorgeous...

    Current stock: 6

    $99.00
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