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. 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 (11 in store)


  2. 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)


  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 (4 in store)


  4. Fontodi Flaccianello Della Pieve 2016

    Region: Italy

    100 Points - Wine Advocate!

    100 Points - Antonio Galloni, Vinous!

    "Fontodi's 2016 Flaccianello della Pieve is a masterpiece." - Wine Advocate

    "In a word: stunning! Don't miss it." - Antonio Galloni

    $275.00

    Low Stock (6 in store)


  5. Fontodi Vigna del Sorbo 2015

    Region: Italy

    "Masterful" - Wine Front 97 Points!

    James Suckling 97 Points!

    Wine Advocate 96+ Points!

    $154.54 by the dozen $170.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (2 in store)


  6. Mastrojanni Brunello Di Montalcino Schiena d'Asino 2010

    Region: Italy

    Antonio Galloni 97 Points!

    "What a fabulous and noble wine the 2010 is." - Antonio Galloni

    $275.00

    Low Stock (1 in store)


  7. 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)


  8. Poggio dei Principi Sangiovese 2018

    Region: Italy

    Made from Sangiovese cultivated in the area of Rubicone in Emilia Romagna. Famous for freshness.

    $14.85 by the dozen $16.50 per bottle

    Currently in stock


  9. $50.40 by the dozen $56.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (2 in store)


  10. 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)