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

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    Nardello Meridies Soave Classico 2017

    Region: Italy

    Pear and peach, light, easy to drink ... a refreshing alternative to Chardonnay. 

    RRP $28.00

    NOW $25.00

    Low Stock (5 in store)


  2. Adami Prosecco Garbel Brut N.V.

    Region: Italy

    Youthful, light, and fresh. Crowd-pleasing DOC prosecco.

    $31.50 by the dozen $35.00 per bottle

    Currently in stock


  3. Banfi Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2015

    Region: Italy

    Incredibly impressive Chianti Reserva. Rich with varietal character of cherry, plum and leather, with subtle herbal, anise notes, this just screams out to pair with your deeply flavoured, tomato-based braise or stew.

    $42.30 by the dozen $47.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (13 in store)


  4. Benanti Etna Rosso DOC 2015

    Region: Italy

    Superb value. A blend of two indigenous Mt Etna varietals, a region made famous by Benanti for making complex and elegant wines to rival Burgundy.

    Varieties: 80% Nerello Mascalese, 20% Nerello Cappuccio
    Region: Mt Etna, Sicily, Italy

    $40.50 by the dozen $45.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (10 in store)


  5. Ca Montini Terre di Valfredda Pinot Grigio 2018

    Region: Italy

    Variety: 100% Pinot Grigio
    Region: Trentino Alto Adige, Italy

    $24.30 by the dozen $27.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (8 in store)


  6. Dorigati Pinot Grigio 2017

    Region: Italy

    A spotless Pinot Grigio from the region of Trentino.

    $31.50 by the dozen $35.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (4 in store)


  7. Fattoria La Rivolta Fiano 2017

    Region: Italy

    Fiano displays intense aromas of stone and orchard fruits, with layers of honey and dried herbs. It is rich and persistent on the palate, with fresh lemony notes, lean minerality, and a line of floral honey.

    $40.50 by the dozen $45.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (6 in store)


  8. Furlan Prosecco Millesimato 2017

    Region: Italy

    Variety: 100% Glera

    "Open a bottle of their Prosecco Millesimato and you'll immediately realise how excellent Prosecco can be."

    $31.50 by the dozen $35.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (1 in store)


  9. G.D. Vajra Langhe Rosso 2017

    Region: Italy

    Variety: Nebbiolo, Barbera, Dolcetto, Freisa & Albarossa

    Region: Italy, Piedmont

    $28.80 by the dozen $32.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (8 in store)


  10. Hofstatter Pinot Grigio 2017

    Region: Italy

    Variety:  100% Pinot Grigio
    Region: Südtirol-Alto Adige, Italy

    $34.65 by the dozen $38.50 per bottle

    Low Stock (2 in store)


  11. Josetta Saffirio Langhe Nebbiolo 2015

    Region: Italy

    Variety: 100% Nebbiolo
    Region: Langhe, Piedmont, Italy

    $43.20 by the dozen $48.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (2 in store)


  12. La Spinetta Bricco Quaglia Moscato D'Asti 2017 375mL

    Region: Italy

    Variety: 100% Moscato Bianco
    Region: Asti, Piedmont, Italy

    $25.00

    Currently in stock


  13. Le Battistelle Soave Classico 2018

    Region: Italy

    Awash with minerality and green apple. 

    $24.30 by the dozen $27.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (15 in store)


  14. Masi Bonacosta Valpolicella Classico 2018

    Region: Italy

    "One of the classics of the great Veronese tradition, made by Masi in a contemporary style." - Masi

    $24.30 by the dozen $27.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (12 in store)


  15. Montelliana Prosecco Asolo Superior DOCG

    Region: Italy

    An Extra Dry Prosecco Superiore from Asolo DOCG

    $22.50 by the dozen $25.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (22 in store)


  16. Nardello Meridies Soave Classico 2018

    Region: Italy

    Variety - 100% Garganega

    If you like Sauvignon Blanc, this might be up your alley!

    $23.40 by the dozen $26.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (12 in store)


  17. Nunzi Conti Chianti Classico 2018

    Region: Italy

    "A fine example of why Chianti is one of the best-known appellations of Italy, or the world for that matter."

    $36.00 by the dozen $40.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (16 in store)


  18. Tedeschi Valpolicella Lucchine 2018

    Region: Italy

    Lucchine is the name of the vineyard, located in the plains at the foot of Pedemonte hills. In the heart of the historic Valpolicella Classica area.

    Grape varieties: 25% Corvina, 25% Corvinone, 30% Rondinella, 10% Molinara, 10% Rossignola, Negrara, Dindarella.

    $24.30 by the dozen $27.00 per bottle

    Currently in stock


  19. $25.20 by the dozen $28.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (9 in store)


  20. Vulka' Etna Bianco 2016

    Region: Italy

    Region: Italy, Sicily, Etna

    Varieties: Carricante 60% - Catarratto 40%

     

    $33.75 by the dozen $37.50 per bottle

    Low Stock (3 in store)


  21. Vulka' Etna Rosso 2016

    Region: Italy

    Region: Italy, Sicily, Etna

    Variety: Nerello Mascalese 80% - Nerello Cappuccio 20%

    $33.75 by the dozen $37.50 per bottle

    Low Stock (4 in store)


  22. Zaccagnini Ikebana Novello IGT 2019

    Region: Italy

    An Italian take on a juicy and up front nouveau red.

    $27.00 by the dozen $30.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (16 in store)


  23. Zaccagnini Montepulciano D'Abruzzo 2017

    Region: Italy

    Variety: Montepulciano

    Region: Italy, Tuscany, d'Abruzzo DOC 

    $27.00 by the dozen $30.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (10 in store)