Italy

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

  1. Azelia Langhe Nebbiolo 2018

    Region: Italy

    Ripe tannins and a full flavour fruit profile have created a beautiful Langhe Nebbiolo.

    $45.00 by the dozen $50.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (9 in store)


  2. Banfi Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2014

    Region: Italy

    A refined Brunello, reflecting the cooler vintage, but Banfi delivers the goods with layers of intricate flavour. A regal wine.

    $80.00 by the dozen $85.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (12 in store)


  3. Fontodi Chianti Classico 2015

    Region: Italy

    James Suckling 95 Points!

    Wine Front 94 Points!

    $62.10 by the dozen $69.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (6 in store)


  4. G.D. Vajra Barolo Albe 2015 DOCG

    Region: Italy

    Wine Front 93+ Points!

    $83.70 by the dozen $93.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (9 in store)


  5. Marion Valpolicella Superiore 2013

    Region: Italy

    Varieties: Corvinone, Rondinella, Corvina, Croatina
    Region: Valpolicella, Veneto, Italy

    $63.00 by the dozen $70.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (6 in store)


  6. Massolino Barolo 2015

    Region: Italy

    Wine Advocate 93 Points!

    $85.50 by the dozen $95.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (16 in store)


  7. $85.50 by the dozen $95.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (8 in store)


  8. Produttori del Barbaresco Langhe Nebbiolo 2017

    Region: Italy

     

    Variety: 100% Nebbiolo

     

    Region: Italy, Barbaresco, Piedmont

     

    $53.10 by the dozen $59.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (16 in store)


  9. $50.40 by the dozen $56.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (2 in store)


  10. Tedeschi Valpolicella Ripasso 2016

    Region: Italy

    93 Points - James Suckling!

    $47.25 by the dozen $52.50 per bottle

    Low Stock (4 in store)


  11. Tenuta di Ghizzano Veneroso Sangiovese Cabernet 2011

    Region: Italy

    Vinous Media 92 Points!

    Varieties: 70% Sangiovese, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon
    Region: Peccioli, Tuscany, Italy

    $54.00 by the dozen $60.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (1 in store)


  12. Vietti Barbera d'Alba Scarrone 2015

    Region: Italy

    Variety: 100% Barbera
    Region: Alba, Pidemont, Italy

    $79.20 by the dozen $88.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (5 in store)


  13. Vigneti Massa Timorasso Derthona 2017

    Region: Italy

    A rare opportunity to experience what this variety has to offer. Made from the last few hectares of Timorasso in the world! 

    Variety: Timorasso

    Region: Tortona, Piedmont, Italy

    $58.50 by the dozen $65.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (1 in store)