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Italy

Italian Wines 

Italy is the largest producer of wines in the world. In fact it is more like a continent than a country when it comes to viticulture. Here you have a country that has only been a unified nation for a little more than 150 years and is comprised of 20 or regions, each of which has its own clutch of grape varieties, climates and cultures. No other country has as many grape varieties, appellations (known as DOCs or DOCGs here), wine producers, or climates as Italy leading to an unparalleled variety of wines.

We have conveniently broken down our range into each region.

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  1. Ca di Ponti 2016 Shiraz
    Syrah / Shiraz works very well in Sicily's hot climate, bringing out dark brambly and spicy notes of this variety. Soft... Learn More
  2. Palazzo del Mare 2018 Nero d'Avola
    A nose which is spicy and dark. The palate is medium bodied and easy going and despite the fact that it comes from such... Learn More
  3. Palazzo del Mare 2018 Catarratto
    Catarratto is a native variety of Sicily and has similarities to Viognier with its peach and apricot notes on the nose.... Learn More
  4. Valpantena Torre del Falasco 2018 Garganega
    Garganega is the main grape of Soave. Here it is grown in vineyards of Valpantena in the surrounding areas of... Learn More
  5. Valpantena Torre del Falasco 2018 Corvina
    Lovely full nose, fantastic aromatics. A palate of black fruits, bitter cherry. This is Valpolicella in all but name Learn More
  6. Contesa 2018 Pecorino Colline Pescaresi
    Pecorino is now a fashionable grape, rightly deserving of its recent attention. It has a combination of good body,... Learn More
  7. Prosecco Spumante NV Bella Modella
    A delicious Prosecco which is gently aromatic, not overly so. Fresh, bright palate of white and golden fruits Learn More
  8. Monte Guelfo 2018 Chianti
    This is a brilliant value Chianti from the estates of Andrea Cecchi. Made from 90% Sangiovese and 10% Colorino. The... Learn More
  9. Baglio Gibellina 2017 Frappato 'Incanto'
    Frappato is a native variety to Sicily and is very much a speciality. It is a medium bodied, fragrant red with floral... Learn More
  10. Contesa 2018 Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
    Montepulciano is one of Italy's great value reds, particularly when sourced from top producers such as Rocco Pasetti at... Learn More
  11. Cantine Belisario 2018 Verdicchio di Matelica Terre di Valbona
    Verdicchio is a candidate for one of Italy's best white varieties. A subtle but complex nose, just a touch of honey and... Learn More
  12. Feudi di San Gregorio 2018 Falanghina 'Albente'
    Feudi di San Gregorio is a thoroughly modern winery making wines which are vibrant and fruit forward. Their Falaghnina... Learn More
  13. Biscardo 2017 Neropasso IGT Veneto
    Made from a blend of local Veronese varieties, Corvina and Corvinone with the addition of Cabernet Sauvignon. The... Learn More
  14. San Marzano 2018 Primitivo Rose 'Tramari'
    An Italian rose with real panache. Packed with summer fruit flavour but at the same time, quite subtle and understated Learn More
  15. Castello Montaùto 2018 Vernaccia di San Gimignano
    Vernaccia di San Gimignano is a native grape variety to this very small DOCG in Tuscany. This was the very first DOC in... Learn More
  16. La Guardiense 2018 Falanghina del Sannio 'Calvese'
    La Guardiense is the leading producer in the world of Falanghina, having beautiful vineyards in Sannio near Benevento.... Learn More
  17. La Guardiense 2016 Sannio Aglianico 'Coste del Duca'
    La Guardiense makes some of Southern Italy's best value reds. Aglianico is their speciality. Rich and dark with a full... Learn More
  18. Valpantena Torre del Falasco 2017 Valpolicella
    A crisp style of Valpolicella with the hallmarks of bitter cherries and red flowers. Low tannins but crisp acidity,... Learn More
  19. Val delle Rose 2017 Morellino di Scansano
    Morellino is the local name in this part of the Tuscan coast for Sangiovese. Val delle Rose is produced by Andrea... Learn More
  20. Broglia 2018 Gavi di Gavi La Contessa
    Broglia's Gavi is light and fragrant with touches of lemongrass, grapefruit and white flowers. Delicate and vibrant Learn More
  21. Principe Pallavicini 2018 Frascati
    Pallavicini is an historic estate based in Frascati and grows a number of local varieties such as Malvasia di Candia,... Learn More
  22. Tenuta Alzatura 2016 Montefalco Rosso
    Montefalco is one of Umbria's most famous DOCs for red wines. Based on Sangiovese with a small addition the local... Learn More
  23. Cantine Belisario 2018 Lacrima di Morro d'Alba
    Lacrima is a distinctive black variety which produces wines intensely deep in colour and flamboyant in its aromatics.... Learn More
  24. Luigi Giordano 2014 Dolcetto d'Alba
    Luigi Giordano's Dolcetto comes from vineyards in Barbaresco making a light fragrant style with soft tannins and crisp... Learn More
  25. Cleto Chiarli 2018 Lambrusco Grasparossa Villa Cialdini
    Lambrusco is a delicious drink normally served in its homeland of Emila Romagna with antipasti, but it's also great on... Learn More
  26. Villa Cerna 2016 Chianti Classico 'Primocolle'
    Villa Cerna's Primocolle Chianti Classico is so named as it is the 'first hill' that you encounter when leaving Siena,... Learn More
  27. Fattoria Le Pupille 2017 Morellino di Scansano
    Morellino is the local name for Sangiovese in this part of coastal Tuscany. The wines here are warm and rich, with the... Learn More
  28. Biancavigna NV Prosecco Superiore Valdobbiadene
    Valdobbiadene is the heartland of Prosecco country, made up of rolling hillsides in the pre-Alps. This area has cold,... Learn More
  29. Terrapieno 2016 Valpolicella Ripasso
    Valpolicella Ripasso is a unique wine which undergoes two fermentations, the 2nd one adding richness and a bit more... Learn More
  30. Cantina Tramin 2018 Sudtirol Pinot Bianco
    Tramin is located in the Italian Dolomites and produces wines which are gently aromatic but have the freshness of a... Learn More
  31. Cantine Belisario 2016 Rosso Conero
    Rich, mature and elegant style of Montepulciano from the Marche region of South Central Italy. Forest fruits with a... Learn More
  32. Cantine del Notaio 2016 Basilicata Aglianico l'Atto
    Notaio's l'Atto is made from grapes grown in one of Southern Italy's most fascinating spots: Monte Vulture, an extinct... Learn More
  33. Principe Pallavicini 2018 Malvasia Puntinata Roma
    This is a fabulous wine made from the rare and very exciting Malvasia Puntinata, named after the tiny dark spots on the... Learn More
  34. Nicosia 2015 Etna Rosso 'Vulka'
    Don't let the pale hue of the reds from Etna fool you into thing that these are light wines - they pack a punch with... Learn More
  35. Nicosia 2017 Etna Bianco Vulka
    Etna is as equally good for whites as it is for reds. The vines are grown at high altitudes of 650 - 700 metres so the... Learn More
  36. Lunae 2018 Vermentino Colli di Luni
    Italy's Ligurian coast is home to the country's most interesting versions of Vermentino, a variety which I am very fond... Learn More
  37. Pieropan 2018 Soave Classico
    Soave is a candidate for Italy's greatest wine region, and Pieropan is its leading producer. Amazingly complex wines,... Learn More
  38. Val delle Rose 2017 Ciliegiolo Maremma Toscana 'Il Ciliegiolo'
    Ciliegiolo is a variety that is normally found in Tuscan blends where it is a partner to Sangiovese and others.... Learn More
  39. Agricola Punica 2016 Montessu
    Punica is collaboration between Santadi and the Incisa della Rocchetta family of Sassicaia fame. This is a spicy, rich... Learn More
  40. Tenuta San Guido 2017 Le Difese
    Le Difese is made by the world famous Sassicaia estate Tenuta San Guido. A slightly different expression from its big... Learn More
  41. Zuani 2016 Collio 'Vigne'
    Zuani is a small single vineyard wine from Collio in Friuli run by Patrizia Felluga and her son Antonio Zanon. The wine... Learn More
  42. Sergio Arcuri 2016 Ciro Classico Superiore 'Aris'
    Sergio Arcuri is perhaps Calabria's only outstanding producer of red wines. He is based in the DOC of Cirò where... Learn More
  43. Marco Felluga 2017 Collio Friulano
    Friulano is a variety that is a speciality of the region of Friuli in Italy's far northeast. It is related to Sauvignon... Learn More
  44. Querciabella 2016 Chianti Classico
    Querciabella has high altitude vineyards in Greve in Chianti, producing some of the most nervous and elegant wines in... Learn More
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