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. Villa Giada. Moscato d'Asti 'Andrea' 2014 half bottle

    The Audrey Hepburn of sweet wines, fragile nuanced fruit with the finest of spiced orange and candied lemon intertwined through the freshest and grapiest of all wines.


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  2. 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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  3. Frentana. Montepulciano 'Frentano' 2015

    Deeply flavoured, energetic wine with damson and black cherry fruit.  A boisterous, puppy of a red, always willing to please.


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  4. Broccatelli Galli. Grechetto 'Selezione' 2015

    A lovely weight of fruit and fine mineral structure (decent body), almond, ripe herb and grapefruit.  Very superior everyday drinking.


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  5. Sampietrana. Ambasciatori Primitivo 2014

    Fresh, correct, damson, strawberry and floral flavours.  The genuine article with its beautifully faded brick patina, a rare wine.


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  6. Righetti. Valpolicella Classico 2015

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


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  7. Recchia Poderi del Roccolo. Bardolino Chiaretto 2015

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


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  8. Villa Giada. Moscato 'Suri' 2014

    Villa Giada Moscato Suri
    Moscato D'Asti DOC


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  9. Broccatelli Galli. Rosato 'Due Rose' 2014

    Pure black cherry and strawberry aromas, some elderflower, creamy texture, floral with crisp black cherry fruit with mineral and elements.  Delicate and delicious.


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  10. 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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  11. Valpanera. Bianco 'Tre Uve' 2013

    Nothing not to like about this wine, sauvignon aromas leading to pink grapefruit, basil and greengage flavours, perhaps a touch of melon.  Soft and fresh, a touch of minerality everything is just right, a really lovely vintage.


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  12. 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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  13. Rauscedo. Sauvignon Blanc 2015

    Generous, ripe lime and kiwi fruit aromas with ripe basil and tarragon, tight and mineral with fresh, fresh fig and lemon flavours, a fine structure and long finish.


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  14. 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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  15. Rauscedo. Friulano 2015

    A touch of wax adding complexity to lime and banana flavours.  A very good Friulano, far better than the price suggests, lovely and mineral on the finish. 


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