Italy

Italy is the largest producer of wines in the world. In fact it is more like a continent than a country when it comes to viticulture. Here you have a country that has only been a unified nation for a little more than 150 years and is comprised of 20 or regions, each of which has its own clutch of grape varieties, climates and cultures. No other country has as many grape varieties, appellations (known as DOCs or DOCGs here), wine producers, or climates as Italy leading to an unparalleled variety of wines.

We have conveniently broken down our range into each region.

Richard Ballantyne MW

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  1. Araldica 2016 Cortese Piemonte
    Cortese is the variety that is used to make Gavi di Gavi. This is light in body but has plenty of citrusy aromatic with... Learn More
  2. Ca di Ponti 2016 Shiraz
    Syrah / Shiraz works very well in Sicily's hot climate, bringing out dark brambly and spicy notes of this variety. Soft... Learn More
  3. Palazzo del Mare 2017 Nero d'Avola
    A nose which is spicy and dark. The palate is medium bodied and easy going and despite the fact that it comes from such... Learn More
  4. Palazzo del Mare 2017 Catarratto
    Catarratto is a native variety of Sicily and has similarities to Viognier with its peach and apricot notes on the nose.... Learn More
  5. Valpantena Torre del Falasco 2016 Corvina
    Lovely full nose, fantastic aromatics. A palate of black fruits, bitter cherry. This is Valpolicella in all but name Learn More
  6. Monte Schiavo 2017 Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi
    Monte Schiavo makes a pure and crisp Verdicchio, light in aromatics but big in personality. Notes of green fruits with... Learn More
  7. Valpantena Torre del Falasco 2017 Garganega
    Garganega is the main grape of Soave. Here it is grown in vineyards of Valpantena in the surrounding areas of... Learn More
  8. Feudo Antico 2016 Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Altopiano
    Montepulciano is one of Italy's great value reds. Delicious scented black fruits, a touch of warmth and richness, but... Learn More
  9. Tenuta Rubino 2016 Malvasia del Salento
    An intensely aromatic white. A floral nose, which screams elderflower and honeysuckle and a palate which is... Learn More
  10. San Marzano 2017 Primitivo del Salento 'Il Pumo'
    Primitivo is known for its rich body, deep black fruit and this is no exception. Flavours of prunes, black plums, black... Learn More
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