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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  • 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: 12

    $169.00
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  • G.D. Vajra Barolo Ravera 2017 DOCG

    G.D. Vajra Barolo Ravera 2017 DOCG

    Region: Italy - Barolo

    WINE ENTHUSIAST 97 POINTS!

      **Very Limited Wine. Only 2 available per customer**   "The 2017 Barolo Ravera is gorgeous right out of the gate. I am so impressed with its depth and pedigree. Rose petal, sweet red berry fruit, lavender, spice and dried herbs are all...

    $170.00
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  • G.D. Vajra Barolo Coste di Rose 2017 DOCG

    G.D. Vajra Barolo Coste di Rose 2017 DOCG

    Region: Italy - Barolo

    WINE ENTHUSIAST 96 POINTS!

      **Very Limited Wine. Only 2 available per customer**   "Wild berry, menthol and tilled earth aromas mingle with whiffs of dark spice. Linear and savory, the lithe palate is already immediate, featuring juicy raspberry, red cherry, crushed...

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  • G.D. Vajra Barolo Bricco Delle Viole 2017 DOCG

    G.D. Vajra Barolo Bricco Delle Viole 2017 DOCG

    Region: Italy - Barolo

    95 POINTS! - VINOUS, WINE FRONT AND WINE ADVOCATE

      **Very Limited Wine. Only 2 available per customer**   "The 2017 Barolo Bricco delle Viole is classy and elegant to the core. Medium in body and wonderfully translucent, the 2017 captures all of the finesse of this site. Naturally, the...

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  • G.D. Vajra Barolo Albe 2017 DOCG

    G.D. Vajra Barolo Albe 2017 DOCG

    Region: Italy - Barolo

    G.D. VAJRA CONTINUES TO IMPRESS WITH THIS STUNNING BAROLO

      **Limited Wine. Only 6 available per customer**   "The high-elevation vineyards for Barolo Albe have an exposure ranging from south[1]south-east to south-west. The grapes are usually picked in the second half of the Nebbiolo harvest...

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    $99.95
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  • Zaccagnini Bianco Trebbiano 2020

    Zaccagnini Bianco Trebbiano 2020

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

    TANTALISINGLY TERRIFIC TREBBIANO

      Expect delicate flavours of ripe melon and bright citrus. Perfectly ready for drinking now. "Azienda Agricola Ciccio Zaccagnini was founded in 1978 under the name Fattoria Zaccagnini in the village of Bolognano. Back then, only one thousand...

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    Current stock: 12

    $30.00
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  • Braida Montebruna Barbera d'Asti 2018

    Braida Montebruna Barbera d'Asti 2018

    Region: Italy - Other

    100% BARBERA. PURE AND EXCEPTIONAL

      "Giuseppe Bologna was a wheelwright by trade. He owned a large Barbera vineyard at Rocchetta Tanaro and made a little wine for himself and his friends. Giuseppe’s son Giacomo inherited the vineyard and his father’s nickname, Braida,...

    Current stock: 10

    $60.00
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  • Banfi Brunello di Montalcino Twin Pack

    Banfi Brunello di Montalcino Twin Pack

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

    TWO OF THE GREATEST VINTAGES FOR BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO

      Enjoy one now, drink the other later! Looming some 720m above sea level, atop the Tuscan hilltop town Montalcino, Castello Banfi sits at the pinnacle of the region. Brunello di Montalcino was Italy’s first wine to be awarded DOCG...

    Current stock: 3

    $175.00
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  • Banfi Chianti Classico DOCG 2019

    Banfi Chianti Classico DOCG 2019

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

    A SUPURB CHIANTI

      "Ruby-red. Bouquet is intense with notes of cherries, plums, and violets. Rich flavors of cherry and leather. Supple tannins and good acidity. Perfect accompaniment to a wide variety of foods, including red-sauced pastas, grilled meats and...

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    Current stock: 22

    $37.00
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  • Banfi Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2016

    Banfi Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2016

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

    WINE ADVOCATE 94 POINTS!

      "The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino offers clean and pristine fruit and otherwise delivers a textbook interpretation of the vintage. Given the large extension of vineyards farmed by this estate, which is located on the southern side of the...

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    $90.00
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  • Pieropan Soave 2020

    Pieropan Soave 2020

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

    THIS PIEROPAN SOAVE CLASSICO IS A STANDOUT EXPRESSION OF THE GARGANEGA VARIETY. WELL BALANCED WITH ALMOND AND BLOSSOM AROMAS, FOLLOWED BY FRUITY AND ZEZTY NOTES ON THE PALATE. READY TO BE ENJOYED NOW!

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    $37.00
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  • Vietti Barolo Ravera 2017

    Vietti Barolo Ravera 2017

    Region: Italy - Barolo

    WINE ADVOCATE 95 POINTS!

      "With fruit from Novello, the Vietti 2017 Barolo Ravera is immediately expressive and articulate. The message it communicates is one of elegance and finesse, and the mouthfeel is especially important to this bottle. A silky, almost glossy sheen...

    Current stock: 1

    $440.00
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  • Poggiotondo Chianti Classico 2015

    Poggiotondo Chianti Classico 2015

    Region: Italy - Chianti

    AN ELEGANT CHIANTI WITH RED FRUITS AND SPICES

      "This is gently developed, well balanced, firm, dry and immensely drinkable. It’s all leather, cherries and fragrant herbs, perhaps with licks of star anise and iodine, but it’s the fragrance and the overall dry-but-flowing feel of it...

    Current stock: 7

    $32.00
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  • G.D. Vajra Langhe Rosso 2019

    G.D. Vajra Langhe Rosso 2019

    Region: Italy - Other

    MADE FROM SIX VARIETIES, INCLUDING NEBBIOLO, BARBERA AND DOLCETTO, THIS IS A JUICY, SOFT AND THROUGHLY ENJOYABLE RED WINE BY THE BAROLO MASTER, GD VAJRA.   "G.D. Vajra Langhe Rosso is a hug from Piedmont. It’s an invitation to explore...

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    Current stock: 21

    $32.00
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  • Renato Ratti Barolo Rocche 2017

    Renato Ratti Barolo Rocche 2017

    Region: Italy - Barolo

    RENATO RATTI MAKES A MODERN STYLE OF BAROLO.  ROCCHE DELL'ANNUNZIATA IS AN OPULENT, DEEPLY COMPLEX NEBBIOLO OF HIGH ACCLAIM. "The vineyard of Rocche dell'Annunziata is historically considered one of the most important of the all Barolo area. It's...

    Current stock: 4

    $250.00
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  • Renato Ratti Barolo Marcenasco 2017

    Renato Ratti Barolo Marcenasco 2017

    Region: Italy - Barolo

    RENATO RATTI MAKES A MODERN STYLE OF BAROLO.  MARCANESCO IS A FULL-BODIED, BUT ELEGANT NEBBIOLO. HIGHLY AGEWORTHY BUT ALSO SPECTACULAR IN YOUTH.   "Noble and generous, glory of old Piedmont, a wine suitable for long aging, Barolo is the...

    Current stock: 6

    $140.00
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