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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  • Zaccagnini Montepulciano D'Abruzzo 2018

    Zaccagnini Montepulciano D'Abruzzo 2018

    Region: Italy - Other

    The Zaccagnini Family are at the forefront of innovation in Abruzzo. Their Montepuciano has a luscious, moreish palate and each vintage is an absolute stand out.   "This dry, red wine made from the Montepulciano wine grape in the Abruzzo region of...

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    Current stock: 23

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  • Zaccagnini Ikebana Novello IGT 2020

    Zaccagnini Ikebana Novello IGT 2020

    Region: Italy - Other

    A Nouveau-style of Montepuciano that is made to drink young and fresh!    "Novello is an Italian term for a freshly made wine, and it is a light, fruity, red wine that is similar to its French cousin Beaujolais Nouveau in taste, body and...

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    Current stock: 23

    $28.50
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  • San Felice Il Grigio Chianti DOCG 2017

    San Felice Il Grigio Chianti DOCG 2017

    Region: Italy - Chianti

    WINEFRONT 93 POINTS!     "Cherry, plum, new leather and thyme, a little smokiness, and some vanilla. Medium-bodied, cherry and red fruits, savoury and firm, plenty of dried herb stuff, some toasty oak, though not overt, and a fresh and...

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    Current stock: 17

    $47.00
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  • Coroncino Verdicchio 2018

    Coroncino Verdicchio 2018

    Region: Italy - Other

    Using a low intervention approach to their wines, this Verdicchio is elegant and bright. Perfect for a Summer's day!   Il Coroncino is an elegant, pervasive, prototypical Verdicchio, true to its grape and terroir, with a high and ethereal profile...

    Current stock: 10

    $42.00
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  • Benanti Etna Rosso DOC 2017

    Benanti Etna Rosso DOC 2017

    Region: Italy - Other

    WINE SPECTATOR'S TOP 100 WINES OF 2019!     "Ruby red color. On the nose are intense aromas with hints of vanilla and ripe fruit. On the palate are elegant, harmonic and remarkably persistent flavors." - Wine Spectator "The 2017 Etna...

    Current stock: 6

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  • Benanti Etna Rosato 2019

    Benanti Etna Rosato 2019

    Region: Italy - Other

    A ROSE THAT IS BEAUTIFULLY EXPRESSIVE OF THE ETNA REGION, UNIQUE FOR ITS VOLCANIC SOILS AND DISTINCT MINERALITY.     "The wine has a pink/salmon color. The nose is intense, delicate, floral with hints of broom, fruity with hints of...

    Current stock: 11

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  • Renato Ratti Barolo Rocche 2016

    Renato Ratti Barolo Rocche 2016

    Region: Italy - Barolo

    WINE ADVOCATE 96 POINTS!  WINE ENTHUSIAST 97 POINTS! VINOUS 94 POINTS!   "Glossy, elegant and full bodied, this beauty opens with aromas of dark berry, menthol, wild rose and exotic spice. The delicious, finessed palate doles...

    Current stock: 3

    $227.00
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  • Renato Ratti Barolo Conca 2016

    Renato Ratti Barolo Conca 2016

    Region: Italy - Barolo

    95 POINTS - THE WINE ADVOCATE97 POINTS - WINE MAGAZINE "The Renato Ratti 2016 Barolo Conca is another stunning beauty from this leading estate in La Morra. Conca is a prized vineyard, and you will immediately notice light mineral signatures of crushed...

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  • Furlan Prosecco Millesimato 2019

    Furlan Prosecco Millesimato 2019

    Region: Italy - Other

    WHEN IT'S PROSECCO YOU NEED, YOU'LL LOVE FURLAN. EXTRA-DRY, EXCELLENT, HIGH QUALITY.   "Alberto, Amadeo, Moreno and Monia are at the core of the Furlan operation. Their estate vineyards are located in Conegliano, Piave DOC and Treviso DOC,...

    Current stock: 10

    $35.00
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  • Val d'Oca Prosecco Cru 2018

    Val d'Oca Prosecco Cru 2018

    Region: Italy - Other

    FROM VALDOBBIADENE, THE SPIRITUAL HOME FOR PROSECCO, THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL, REFRESHING, DRY SPARKLING.  "100% glera, vinified in stainless steel via charmat method. This is a refined prosecco from grapes grown in the Valdobbiadene DOCG where the...

    Current stock: 9

    $25.00
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  • Terre Natuzzi Chianti Classico 2017

    Terre Natuzzi Chianti Classico 2017

    Region: Italy - Chianti

    FULL, FLAVOURSOME CHIANTI, IDEAL PAIR FOR ALL TOMATO-BASED ITALIAN CUISINE.  "Grown in Greve, Chianti, Tuscany. Sangiovese 90%, Canaiolo 5%, Cabernet Sauvignon 5%. Vinification takes place after delicate crushing of the grapes. The must...

    Current stock: 5

    $30.00
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