A mixed case (3 reds & 3 whites) of some of our favourite and best value Italian wines, exploring the length and breadth of Italy.
San Marzano - Primitivo di Manduria A rich and opulent wine with flavours of ripe cherries and plums combined with subtle overtones of cocoa and vanilla. This wine has a velvety texture, softened by the warmth of the Primitivo grapes; brambly fruits on the palate and a persistent sweetness on the finish.
Cantina Lunae - Colli di Luni Vermentino - Between the villages of Ortonovo and Castelnuovo Magra, lies the ancient Roman city of Luni, close to the Ligurian border with Tuscany. The wine is at once rich in texture and fresh in flavour with juicy peach, apple and lemon flavours underpinned by a mineral style.
Mesdi Nebbiolo Blend - Made in Barolo's Serralunga region, this is very Barolo-esque on the palate with bright cherry notes contrasting a rich earthy finish. The wine is approximately 10% Barbera grape, giving a slightly fuller and spicier profile, and is a blend of base wines from different vintages, creating a more complex style.
San Marzano - Timo Vermentino - An absolute bestseller in our restaurant and shop, a great example of Puglian winemaking with notes of ripe lemon and white peach, very charismatic and enjoyable.
Cortonesi - Leonus - 100% Sangiovese, and made by Tommaso Cortonesi, a brilliant maker of Brunello di Montalcino, this is the estate's freshest red wine, with classic flavours of ripe red cherry and herbs. This wine is juicy and easy drinking, but with a sneaky complexity that creeps up on you.
Folli & Benato - Gavi di Gavi - Quite rich in texture compared to most Gavi but still soft and gentle. Medium-bodied and silky with plenty of juicy peach and pear fruit alongside stoney minerality. Perfect summer drinking...or for when you want to be reminded of summer!