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. Frentana. Bianco 'Torre Vinaria' 2014

    Soft and easy tropical fruit, these grapes were made for each other.


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  2. Villa Giada. 'Suri' Bianco 2014

    Youthful and vibrant, bright lemon and grapefruit flavours exploding on the palate. A lovely aperitivo which has the character to accompany smoked fish.


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  3. 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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  4. Villa Giada. Monferrato Bianco 'Mane' 2014

    Not dissimilar to a decent Macon villages; quite full buttery fruit, some barrique flavours of toast carefully balanced against the weight of the vintage.


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  5. Majolini. Franciacorta Brut 2010

    The finished article, it has shed its puppyish charms of apple Danish and candied lemon to reveal firm and complex layers of fruit, divine.

     


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  6. Majolini. Franciacorta Pas Dose 'Aligi Sassu' 2006

    Taut and elegant fruit, sinew of lemon, grapefruit and the slightest wild honey, mineral and ripe herb. Full and fine.


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  7. Majolini. Franciacorta Saten 'Ante Omnia' 2009

    Harmonious, restrained, tight mineral fruit. Grapefruit with a touch of spice and white pepper.


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  8. Majolini. Franciacorta Millesimato 'Electo' 2005

     A serious vintage wine with toast, butter grapefruit and tarragon flavours. Somehow the exuberance is restrained and tempered with a mineral element. A rare and fine wine.


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  9. Lis Fadis. Chardonnay 'Guriut' 2011

    A thoughtful and complex wine with beautifully weighted peach, lemon and apricot fruit. Delicate mineral and floral elements with a touch of vanilla spice. This is a style of Chardonnay that I find irresistible, restrained and nuanced, just a touch of lees, very correct and a pleasure on many levels.


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  10. Majolini. Franciacorta 'Valentino' 2005

    An incredibly rare wine, rich and forceful and majestic in balancing fineness with power. Elements of butter and tropical to pink grapefruit fruit but also mineral and herb.


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