Italian Wines

We have imported wines from Italy for over 20 years now and we find the wines ever more unfathomable, perhaps I am taking it too seriously for this is a country full of life, literally when considering the line of volcanic activity running up its spine, and the wines are born out of a love of food and friendship.

The unique line up of wines in every region is the result of history, it is not part of some big plan.
Italy was only unified in 1870 and it is a story of independent city states rather than of a nation. This independence ensured the diversity of culture, food and wine and local traditions have been proudly defended.
Again, the more I read the less I know.

 Abruzzo /  Alto Adige /  Aosta /  Apulia /  Basilicata /  Calabria /  Campania /   Emilia Romagna  /  Friuli /  Lazio /  Liguria /  Lombardia /  Marche /  Molise /  Piemonte /  Sardegna /  Sicilia /  Sudtirol /  Toscana /  Trento /  Umbria /  Veneto

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  1. Righetti. Valpolicella Classico 2015

    Immediate and bright with floral cherry and damson fruit. An absolute classic un-messed with Valpolicella.


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  2. Recchia Poderi del Roccolo. Bardolino Chiaretto 2015

    A charming, fresh rosé with light strawberry fruit and a slight, creamy texture.


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  3. Recchia Poderi del Roccolo. Bardolino 2015

    Soft and easy cherry fruit and mineral and herb lifting it out of the ordinary. 


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  4. Case Bianche. Spumante 'Cuvee' Extra Dry

    A Ruinart'esque bottle compliments the excellence of this terrifyingly moorish spumante from Prosecco-masters, Case Bianche.


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  5. Vicentini. Soave 'Terrelunghe' 2015

    Ripe apricot and almond aromas, it was a hotter than average vintage and the fruit is subsequently fuller with roast chestnut and almond flavours woven through fresh lemon and pink grapefruit.


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  6. Angiolino Maule. Masieri Bianco 2015

    English apple, spice and mineral flavours, slightly honeyed with some almond on the finish.


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  7. Conte Emo. La Montecchia 'Fior D'Arancio' Spumante 2015

    A wine that never fails to amuse, joyous orange blossom with feisty, fresh grape flavours and just a touch of subtle lemon and grapefruit.


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  8. Righetti. Valpolicella Ripasso 'Campolieti' 2012

    Coffee, chocolate and ripe fruit on the nose, there is more than hint of Amarone in the background. This is a full and forward wine that is delicious when young and always has the structure to improve for years.


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  9. Conte Emo. La Montecchia 'Ca Emo' 2014

    Dried Raboso grapes have been added to the assemblage releasing an element of raucous joy.  Deep, damson laced red with fig and caramel flavours, soft inviting and open, an absolute pleasure


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  10. Conte Emo. La Montecchia Cabernet Franc 'Godimondo' 2014

    A very impressive wine, gentle blueberry fruit, shot through with violet, fresh herb, mint and camomile. A subtle, light and complex wine. 12.5%


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