Italy

Wines of 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.

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  1. 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
  2. Valpantena Torre del Falasco 2017 Corvina
    Lovely full nose, fantastic aromatics. A palate of black fruits, bitter cherry. This is Valpolicella in all but name Learn More
  3. Terrapieno 2017 Soave Classico Foscarino
    Foscarino is one of Soave's most famous crus, known for its perfumed, citrusy wines. Vibrant, complex style Learn More
  4. 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
  5. Prosecco Spumante NV Bella Modella
    A delicious Prosecco which is gently aromatic, not overly so. Fresh, bright palate of white and golden fruits Learn More
  6. Cantine Belisario 2017 Verdicchio di Matelica Terre di Valbona
    Verdicchio is a candidate for one of Italy's best white varieties. A subtle but complex nose, just a touch of honey and... Learn More
  7. Biscardo 2016 Neropasso IGT Veneto
    £11.99
    Made from a blend of local Veronese varieties, Corvina and Corvinone with the addition of Cabernet Sauvignon. The... Learn More
  8. La Guardiense 2016 Sannio Aglianico 'Coste del Duca'
    La Guardiense makes some of Southern Italy's best value reds. Aglianico is their speciality. Rich and dark with a full... Learn More
  9. Valpantena Torre del Falasco 2017 Valpolicella
    A crisp style of Valpolicella with the hallmarks of bitter cherries and red flowers. Low tannins but crisp acidity,... Learn More
  10. Di Majo Norante 2016 Sangiovese Terre degli Osci
    £12.99
    Sweet aromatic nose with scents of forest floor and wild berries. A very flamboyant wine which shows just a kiss of... Learn More
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