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Located in the rolling hills of Ancona in the Marche, on the eastern coast of Italy, La Calcinara is headed up by the high-spirited and talented Berluti siblings, Paolo and Eleonora.
So named Clochard, meaning vagrant in French for being produced from verdicchio vines that lie outside the Verdicchio Castelli DOC boundary. Never underestimate the outsider! This is really very smart- lime zest, spring hawthorn and apple blossom, with a fine, chalky element and touch of cardamon too. The palate is zippy and bursting with life – lime juice, a gentle bitter and creamy almond note, and briney freshness too, finishing long and with long, yellow-pepper accented tang.
The grapes come from the oldest vineyards of the Borgo dei Trulli estate, located in the commune of Guagnano in the province of Lecce. Very low yields and carefully selected grapes are used to make this impressive Negroamaro.
Notes of red fruits such as redcurrant, cherry and black cherry. A full-bodied wine, soft and harmonious, rich in tannins, with a pleasant, long finish. The spicy notes of cinnamon, coffee and vanilla make it particularly enveloping, velvety and elegant. A meditation wine, which is also delicious with game and mature cheeses.
The Nittardi winery was once owned by Michaelangelo, and whilst painting the Sistine Chapel, he gifted his wines to the pope. As homage to Michelangelo, the unique combination of art and wine is still cultivated today at Nittardi. Every year a well-known artist paints the label as well as the wrapping paper used for the Casanuova di Nittardi Vigna Doghessa wine bottles.
Ad Astra is an approachable yet serious red wine that is also a pleasure when enjoyed young. Fascinating notes of spice and chilli character with blackcurrant and fresh cherry fruit on the nose. Medium bodied, with good tannins and a long, silky, powerful finish
Batù means something both sacred and prophane, a good description for this ethereal wine for meditation. An elegant version of barbaresco, aged in oak tonneaux and barriques, preserving the original taste of nebbiolo grape,
with a fantastic price/quality ratio making this precious wine approachable for everybody.
Made from 100% Vernaccia grapes from one of the few crus in San Gimignano, Santa Margherita. An inviting nose of white fruits, peach and pear, alongside nettles and white flowers. Similar fruits on the palate with some flint and oak influence. The lingering nettle hint makes for a lovely sip.
Ca dei Maghi is a small farm in the hills of Valpolicella making very small quantities of the most exquisite wines. Although started in the 1950’s it is only since 2011 when Paolo Creazzi took over the reins that this estate has gone from being ‘good’ to outstanding.
Located just outside the quiet village of Valiano di Montepulciano, with Cortona on one side and Montepulciano on the other, Avignonesi is comprised of 9 vineyard plots, a villa, a chapel and the historic wine cellars. This is fruit forward, easy drinking and accessible. A fantastic option for an everyday bottle. Black cherry pie, black berries, thyme, red pepper grains and exotic spices.
The wine exudes aromas and flavours of black cherries, chocolate, coffee, and raisins, along with a note of almonds. Despite a formidable structure, the palate is velvety, spicy and elegant, with an extremely long and lingering finish.
Purchased by Massimo Ferragamo in 2003, Castiglion del Bosco, after…
From Sicily’s extreme south-eastern tip, stretching up to the wild volcanic slopes of Etna, Gulfi’s vineyards can be found in some of the islands most interesting and expressive viticultural areas. Raffaele Catania started making Gulfi wines in the 70’s, at this stage just Nerojbleo grown on the Ibleo mountains. In 1995 Raffaele’s son Vito took over, with a vision to expand their offerings and make the best Nero d’Avola wines available. Three generations of knowledge, experience and winemaking traditions have now been passed down through the Catania family.
This is just stunning. Peach, flint, hazelnut flavours with a salty minerality. The Carricante grapes are hand-harvested in Pachino on the far south of Sicily. Aged on the lees for 12 months before bottling.
Priore is an intense and prestigious Barolo, aged in oak barrels for a minimum of 28 months. Ruby red in colour. Notes of violet, dried rose and a little cinnamon on the nose. Full, rich and warming on the palate. One for venison I’d say. Will age for 10 years, if you can wait that long…
Baglio Gibellina is situated in picturesque Sicily where its vineyards are surrounded by the hills of Salemi and Santa Ninfa. The wine shows bright intense red fruit on the nose displaying lots of red berries. The palate is warm and full-bodied with harmonious acidity and smooth and elegant tannins.
Ca dei Maghi is a small farm in the hills of Valpolicella making very small quantities of the most exquisite wines. Although started in the 1950’s it is only since 2011 when Paolo Creazzi took over the reins that this estate has
gone from being ‘good’ to outstanding. Each year he seeks to express classical Valpolicella at its very best while his natural inclination to experiment and try new things is shown in the small range of IGT wines produced.
Gaja Ca’Marcanda Promis is a blend of 55% Merlot, 35% Syrah and 10% Sangiovese. The three varieties are fermented and macerated separately for around 15 days, and after 12 months of oak ageing, the wines are finally blended together. The resulting wine shows aromas of black cherries and black plums. It is complex and deeper on the nose, with enticing notes of sandalwood and essential oils. It is well-structured, with a round mouth-feel, combined with a refreshing acidity.
This is really very good indeed, an instant hit! Incredibly well balanced. Full bodied but so, so easy to drink. Its kind of a bit Pinot Noiry but fuller, more voluptuous. Quaffable. This box is equivalent to 4 bottles and will stay fresh for a month after opening.
Located in the highest part of the Cigliano area, Cigliano di Sopra is a historic estate dating back to 1300. The estate is family-run with the utmost respect for nature and for their historic buildings. All the wines are produced with grapes from their own vineyards and are hand-harvested.
Violets, lavender and fresh red fruit. Wonderfully crunchy and pure, but by no means simple. You can really feel the ageing potential thanks to this depth flavour of sour cherry. The tannins and acidity are firm, and It respects the idea of Chianti Classico, but really, we’re almost in Riserva territory here given the attention to detail here, but they only produce one label. As winemaker Matteo shared “the idea we had when we started making Chianti Classico is simple. We want a wine that’s ready to drink. It should be on the table after a year and a half, but at the same time, this 2021 will definitely show its best in 5 or 6 years.”
Founded in 1974, Avignonesi is the leading winery in the Montepulciano area of Tuscany. The Desiderio is the perfect balance of sweet fruity aromas with blackcurrant, eucalyptus and cherries on the palate. Desiderio is the name of a Chianina bull, pictured on the label, which lived on the Avignonesi’s Capezzine farm over one hundred years ago and has become a legend. At his time, Desiderio was the largest bull in Tuscany and because of his amazing stamina, this majestic animal helped refine and define the Chianina cattle breed endemic to Tuscany
Taking its name from that of the original vineyard. A complex, harmonious blend of Nebbiolo, Barbera, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
Crunchy red fruity aromas of red plum and cherry lead to a long-lasting finish with a hint of minerality.
The pioneering Gaja family has been growing vines and making wine for five generations, a tradition they started in 1859 in Piedmont. Each generation nurtures the dreams and vision of the previous one, building and innovating for the next. Above all, they are inspired by respect for nature and believe attention to detail is paramount.
A classic Amarone with flavours of cherry, spice, chocolate and plum.
An enormous box of a brilliant white wine from Cantine Povero. This is equivalent to over six and a half bottles, but it will stay fresh for a month after opening (if you can keep it that long). All grown on an eco-friendly estate in Piedmont, this dry cortese is incredible value for money.
Starting in 1859, the Gaja family have become pioneers in wine making for five generations. As each generation takes over, they bring innovation on top of their heritage; today Giovanni has acquired some of the best vineyards in Barbaresco and Angelo has introduced new methods of higher density planting, green harvesting, shorter macerations and longer corks.
The Ca’Marcanda Magari is a blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Lots of aromas and flavours of black fruits including black cherry, blackberry and liquorice with notes of Mediterranean herbs from both the Cabernet grapes. A richly flavoured wine with balancing freshness and acidity with refined tannins that give this wine an excellent aging potential. Drink with roasted red meats, casseroles and even pizza or pasta!