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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. Colognole. Chianti Rufina 2013

    Colognole Chianti Rufina
    Chianti Rufina DOCG


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  2. Conte Emo. La Montecchia Carmenere 'Progetto Recupero' 2009

    This is a full wine with deep concentrated fruit, all damson and bramble, shot through with spice.


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    £15.76
  3. Frentana. Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Riserva 'Panarda' 2009

    Venerable, old school Gent.  Deep sloe and damson fruit, porcini and cigar box flavours fashioned to perfection.  


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  4. Conte Emo. Capodilista 'Ireneo' 2009

    Very pure cassis, very old school, pepper and spice and the gentlest of measures.  A complex and elegant wine, light on tannins.  Warm and well rounded.


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  5. Colognole. Chianti Rufina 'Collezione' 2009

    Colognole Chianti Rufina Collezione
    Chianti Rufina DOCG


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  6. Il Poggiolo. Sant'Antimo 'Sasso al Vento 262' 2009

    A big soft wine, loganberry fruit, caramelised peppers with strawberry.


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  7. Colognole. Chianti Rufina Riserva 'Don' 2009

    Rich elegant tannins, full, bright, cherry laden fruit with secondary mushroom and sotto di bosco coming through.


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  8. di Marzo. Taurasi Horeca 'Albertus' 2009

    This one is an epic, deep and rich, loaded with damson and cherry but what sets it apart from other Taurasi is the elegance and freshness harnessed to power.


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  9. Majolini. Franciacorta Saten 'Ante Omnia' 2010

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


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  10. Stefano Mancinelli. Verdicchio 'Terre di Goti' 2009

    Full and complex dry white made entirely from verdicchio.  An enticing amalgam of caramelised lemon, wax and dried fruit, deep citrus and herb.   


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    £28.75

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