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Vibrant purple colour, rich luscious nose full of sweet ripe dark cherry, plum, vanilla and spice. Rich and velvety, with lots of juicy fruit. Very easy drinking.
A great wine for roasted and grilled meats. Ideal with game dishes. Excellent with mature hard cheeses.
Fattoria di Vaira is one of the largest biodynamic farms in Italy. Here they cultivate vegetables, grains and cereals, and produce fresh cheeses, olive oil and honey. After several years of applying biodynamic practices, their soil has been restored, reaching a degree of purity similar to wild soil.
Tenuta di Melo is part of the Rosso Cairo family’s estate that also includes their biodynamic farm. The family have invested heavily in the Gavi region for the last ten years to achieve sustainable agriculture and enhance the local terroir.
The estate has a mix of agriculture, chestnut woodlands mingle with cereal fields, vineyards and pastures which enhance the overall health of the ecosystem. There are 15 hectares in total of relatively young vineyards grown on suitable sites with beneficial exposures. The wines here are Demeter certified.
This Barbera is full of juicy dark fruit, with supple tannins and is very versatile with food. Suggestions include dark meats, blue cheeses, mushrooms.
In the heel of Italy, Manduria is considered the birth place of the native Primitivo grape, and was officially recognised as such in the 1970s when a DOC was created for the region.
As well as making high quality examples of Puglia’s most famous vinous export, the co-operative is well versed in producing fascinating whites from Fiano and Verdeca. This rare variety of native grape is picked from 15 to 20 year old espalier trained vines in the middle of September. The nose shows aromatic white flowers mixed with citrus notes as well as pear and pineapple. Dry on the palate this is fresh and mineral like.
Incredible with baked pastries, croissant, but anything with acidity/ lemon flavours.
Salcheto is named after the Salcheto stream that runs through this hilly, 21 hectare property. Located in the heart of Montepulciano, Salcheto is dedicated to Sangiovese in the clonal guise of Prugnolo Gentile: the soul of Vino Nobile. Prugnolo Gentile differs from other Sangiovese clones in Tuscany offering softer, more plum-like flavours than the usual black cherry and it really shows in this very drinkable red.
Salcheto is certified Organic. The grapes are hand harvested, treating them gently and with care. No sulphites are used in the production of this wine and native yeasts are used for fermentation. The Chianti Biskero wafts from the glass with dark red cherries, licorice, crushed flowers and spices. It is an apprachable, mid-weight Chianti best suited for drinking now or over the next 2-3 years.
The Falerio Oris Bianco is an organically-farmed blend of three native grapes that is so easy to drink. Aromas of peach and honeysuckle abound, which continue onto the palate. A medium-body balanced with a well judged acidity, and a fresh finish with a touch of spice.
Greco di Tufo is one of the oldest grapes in the province of Avellino and was brought into the area of Tufo by the Greeks in the first century BC. Notes of stone fruits dominate the aromas with peach and apricot, but there’s a delicious complexity that comes with hints of pear, almond, sage and a twist of minerality. The acidity cleanses the palate and keeps the wine refreshing and moreish, while the ripe fruit gives the wine a certain roundness and softness which balances perfectly.
If you are not familiar with orange wines, then this is a great place to start! This little Sicilian wine offers all of the characteristics of natural, orange wine, rich, pithy fruit character, savoury herbs, ginger and spices. Ideal for curries and classic Sicilian dishes.
Enisio Tocco has always had a passion for wine and his Abruzzo homeland coursing through his veins, and he has passed that on to his sons, Lorenzo and Danilo, who now look after the family’s organic vineyards and olive groves in the Pescara hills.
Notes of fresh and exotic fruit. With a full-bodied, fresh taste, and a balanced and intense richness.
The farm was born in 1981, in the area between Alanno, Cugnoli and Pietranico, in the province of Pescara. This hilly landscape is almost totally devoted to vineyards and the local grapes, such as Montepulciano, Passerina and the once-endangered but now thriving Pecorino.
The Freisa grapes are hand-harvested in early October from the “Braghé” area, located near Bricco San Michele. Deep red in colour. An elegant and delicate nose of raspberry, morello cherry, and subtle florality, which develops into a fresh and vibrant palate with a persistent finish. Excellent with grilled mushrooms, and/or light game dishes.
Located in the Valle Isarco, the most Northerly wine producing area of the majestic mountainous region of Alto Adige. Cantina Valle Isarco is one of the youngest cooperatives here, but has swiftly built a reputation for producing high quality wines of regional distinction. Though the cooperative itself may be young, evidence suggests that Valle Isarco has very old winemaking roots, dating back as far as 500 BC!
Serafini & Vidotto are two old schoolfriends who decided to unite their talents and passion for high quality wines and vineyards. From the Montello and Colli Asolani DOC area, this wine has flavours of cherries and berries with floral notes. Light in body with a delicate tannin structure. A perfect wine for matching with red meat!
Brio is a wine made from Sangiovese grapes from estate vineyards on the gently sloping hills of Scansano, which expresses the freshness of this grape variety. The combination of altitude, south-westerly exposure, and rich volcanic soils in Scansano create one of Italy’s most unique microclimates.
Fragrant floral aromas, red berries and cherries, and a layer of aromatic herbs. This is a medium bodied wine with a long and fruity finish. Pairs fantastically with pasta with meat or mushroom ragù.
Classic tones of delicately exotic fruit, but balanced with a salinity thanks to the fresh, well-integrated acidity that suggests immediate drinkability, but promises a pleasant evolution over the next five years. Think Chablis but better than anything from that region at this price. Unoaked.
Works beautifully with a classic Veal Piccata, vegetable or seafood tempura and fresh salads.
Cà ed Balos is a small family-owned winery with 6.5 hectares of vineyards in Castiglione Tinella in the Langhe, restored by Renata Bonacina and her husband in the 1990s, reviving Moscato d’Asti production there since 2008. The vines are farmed sustainably and are currently under organic conversion, long using ‘green manure’ to reduce further any need for chemicals.
This is a beautiful sweet moscato with flavours of peach, orange and honey. Perfect with fruit desserts or soft cheeses.
Cantina Andriano was founded in 1893, which makes it one of the oldest cooperatives in Alto Adige. The village of Andrian is one of the three that can call their wines Terlaner Classico, a very famous wine in this part of the country.
Aromas of fruit in which the flavours of ripe, honeydew melons are particularly prominent; soft and full on the palate with a well balanced long finish.
‘Tre Fie’ means three daughters in local Piedmontese dialect who are all involved in the day to day running of the winery. Arneis is an indigenous grape that is staring to be more and more known around the world, producing versatile wines. This wine is creamy and full bodied with a peachy, plum nose and a strong line of fresh liquorice and freshly chopped fennel.
Cantina Terlano is well known in Italian wine drinking circles for producing Italy’s longest lived white wines. Many memorable wines from the 1950s and 1960s, which rank amongst the greatest white wines of the world, were made here. Located in the heart of the Terlan wine-growing region and founded in 1893, it is one of the oldest Alto Adige cooperatives.
On the nose this classic Pinot Bianco scores with crisp notes of pear mingling with aromas of raspberry and lime. Body and balance sum up the Pinot Blanc, with pear and quince aromas combined with a salty minerality. The wine tickles the tongue and goes on to deliver a persistent aftertaste.
Orbello is a small village very close to the vineyard where this wine is produced, it is a traditional blend that Tenute Sella has been producing for more than 50 years. An attractive nose of mixed red fruits that leap from the glass, the palate is soft and mouth-filling, with the red fruits following through on a supporting spine of minerality.
A wine if great finesse, with a gentle and seemless quality. Pair with a wild mushroom risotto for a nigh on perfect pairing.
Cantina Terlano is well known in Italian wine drinking circles for producing Italy’s longest lived white wines. Many memorable wines from the 1950s and 1960s, which rank amongst the greatest white wines of the world, were made here.
This Gewürztraminer has lychee, mango and honeysuckle on the nose. Fresh fruit and lively acidity combine with mineral notes to leave a very round finish.
The Monte Bernardi Fiasco! Vino Rosso is a great-value, soft, and highly drinkable red wine that comes in one-liter bottles. This non-vintage wine is a blend of organic red grapes sourced from several regions across Italy, including Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Malvasia Nera, and Colorino from Tuscany, Montepulciano from Le Marche, and Frappato, Nerello Mascalese, and Nero d’Avola from Sicily.
With its versatile character, this wine is perfect for impromptu gatherings, a mid-week tipple, or pairing with BBQs. It offers an affectionate and amusing nod to the straw-covered flasks that became popular table lamps.
The ArnaldoRivera wines are a result of a collaboration between Terre del Barolo winery and a selection of their growers, with the aim to produce a range of top-quality wines, showcasing their best sites and highest quality fruit. In addition to their Nebbiolo-based wines, they also work with very small parcels of rare native grapes such as Pelaverga.
Pelaverga is native to Piedmont, this is a fragrant, floral red, with characteristic notes of white pepper and wild strawberries. The palate is fresh and delicate, with great structure and balance.