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. Broccatelli Galli. Sangiovese 2015

    Imagine crushing a handful of raspberries, black cherries and wild strawberries, that is what is smells like, the stalk and earth, real.  The taste is equally generous and genuine, ripe cherry, a touch of basil and mint attractively rustic, wonderfully freshing.


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  2. Ciu Ciu. Rosso Piceno 'Bacchus' 2014

    Soft, supple brambly fruit, open and easy with a touch of spice, pepper and savoury on the finish.  A mini-classic Piceno.


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  3. Paolo Petrilli. 'Motta del Lupo' 2015

    Plum, cherry violet and basil, very authentic ripe fruit aromas, a touch of sweet cinnamon and clove.  Soft, open raspberry and bramble flavours, very easy and beautifully refreshing. Organic and Vegan Certified.


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  4. Santa Vittoria. Poggio al Tempio 2013

    Elegant dark cherry and red berry fruit, cedar and tobacco with hints of truffle and leather, an unusually complex wine.  It just seems far better than it should be, if that makes any sense.


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  5. Colognole. Chianti 'Sinopie' 2013

    Warm cherry, slightly earthy mineral fruit – a very classic Rùfina.


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  6. Broccatelli Galli. Montefalco Rosso 2013

    A wine that is comfortable in itself and makes no effort to masquerade the dark, earthy patina of Sagrantino freshened with the black cherry and damson of Sangiovese.


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  7. Paolo Petrilli. 'Fortuita' 2011

    Damson, clove and sloe on the nose, lithe tannin, mouth filling strawberry and black cherry fruit.


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  8. Le Miccine. Chianti Classico 2012

    The tannin is ripe and unobtrusive and the fruit ripe with plum and black cherry flavours.


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  9. Paolo Petrilli. 'Agramante' Cacc'e Mmitte di Lucera 2012

    Blueberry and cassis on the nose, fine ripe tannins and mineral core, mint and mocha an extraordinary and intense wine whose complexity comes unaided by oak.


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  10. Castell'in Villa. Chianti Classico 2012

    A powerful vintage that leans more to deep, dried fruit, smoke and spice than the floral elements found in cooler vintages.  In many ways this has a Brunello like structure and warmth.


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