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 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
  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. Feudo Antico 2017 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
  4. Prunatelli 2016 Chianti
    Prunatelli made by the Grati family is one of the best value wines in Chianti. Plenty of body and texture, but in a... Learn More
  5. Baglio Gibellina 2017 Frappato 'Incanto'
    Frappato is a native variety to Sicily and is very much a speciality. It is a medium bodied, fragrant red with floral... Learn More
  6. Di Majo Norante 2016 Sangiovese Terre degli Osci
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    Sweet aromatic nose with scents of forest floor and wild berries. A very flamboyant wine which shows just a kiss of... Learn More
  7. Terrapieno 2015 Valpolicella Ripasso
    Valpolicella Ripasso is a unique wine which undergoes two fermentations, the 2nd one adding richness and a bit more... Learn More
  8. Le Pupille 2017 Morellino di Scansano
    Morellino is the local name for Sangiovese in this part of coastal Tuscany. The wines here are warm and rich, with the... Learn More
  9. Nicosia 2015 Etna Rosso 'Vulka'
    Don't let the pale hue of the reds from Etna fool you into thing that these are light wines - they pack a punch with... Learn More
  10. Argiano 2016 Rosso di Montalcino
    This is beautiful Rosso, a younger version of Argiano's Brunello. Elegant crisp with dark and savoury notes of... Learn More
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