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  • Guerriri Rizzardi 3 Cru Amarone

    Guerrieri Rizzardi 3 Cru Amarone Della Valpolicella

    £31.95£191.70

    750ml Bottles

    The best grapes are hand selected from three Cru vineyards (Calcarole, Pojega and Rovereti) then semi-dried to extract the water and leave the rich sugary ripeness.  At the heart of the Valpolicella Classico is the 100% dried Corvina and Corvinone grapes, that have been raisined in the drying rooms for 3 ½ months. Long slow fermentation of one month (20°C to 25°C) followed by malolactic fermentation in oak  with further 36 months in oak then 12-24 months in the bottle.  The resulting wine has a distinct black pepper and dark cherry character to the which is medium-bodied, structured but smooth and with a complex savoury finish.

    Recommended combination with food: roasted or braised beef/lamb or game, beef stroganoff, curry based dishes or cheeses such as Parmigiano-Reggiano

    Serve at 18°C

    VINTAGE: 2015
    GRAPE VARIETY – Corvina, Corvinone, Barbera, Sangiovese
    PRODUCTION AREA – Verona
    ALCOHOL – 16%

     

     

     

     

     

  • ICONA Cabernet Sauvignon

    ICONA Cabernet Sauvignon DOC

    £14.25£85.50

    750ml Bottles

    This Cabernet Sauvignon is produced with loving care from hand harvested grapes grown on stony and pebbly land inland of Venice.

    Ruby red colour with deep violet shades, it explodes with an intense bouquet of red berry and black cherry fruits and a slight herbaceous note. Velvety long finish with high and well balanced tannins.

    Recommended combination with food: roast or braised beef, fillet steak with fois gras and truffles, beef wellington, hard cheeses.

    Serve at 18°C

    GRAPE VARIETY – Cabernet Sauvignon
    PRODUCTION AREA – Susegana Treviso Italy
    ALCOHOL – 13%

     

     

  • La Merlina Gavi

    La Merlina Gavi di Gavi D.O.C.

    £15.65£93.90

    750ml Bottles

    Gavi, produced in the foothills of the Liguria Apennines just south of the town of Novi Ligure, is Piedmont’s leading white wine. This label, an emblematic example from Fausto Gemme, who has followed in the footsteps of his grandfather, is a guarantee of quality and devotion.

    On the nose: Its bouquet reveals crisp lime, almond and light herbal or grassy aromas

    On the palate: Apple, peach and honeydew flavors, with sharp, crisp acidity

    Recommended combination with food: It pairs very well with grilled prawns, pasta with basil and pine nuts, seafood laksa

    Serve at 10-12°C

    VINTAGE: 2019
    GRAPE VARIETY – Cortese
    PRODUCTION AREA – Piemonte
    ALCOHOL – 13.0%

  • Le Grade Fiano Di Avellino D.O.C.G.

    £18.95£113.70

    750ml Bottles

    Falanghina, a grape reportedly of Greek origins, and known as one of the favourite wines of the Roman nobility, has since the turn of the century become increasingly fashionable.  Thriving in a porous volcanic soil, the grapes develop gorgeous citrus-blossom aromas with classic apple and pear flavours. The flavours are quite intense with a persistent rich nose and hints of lime, grapefruit and kiwi.

    Recommended combination with food: seafood, especially scallops, prawns, spaghetti vongole (with clams), Caesar salads

    Serve at 8-10°C

    GRAPE VARIETY – Falanghina
    PRODUCTION AREA – Benevento Italy
    ALCOHOL – 12.5%

     

     

     

     

     

  • Malvasia Bianca

    Malvasia Bianca Sammarco

    £11.50£69.00

    750ml Bottles

    Although “Malvasia” is the name of the family of various Malvasia grapes, when used on its own it usually refers to Malvasia Bianca, one of the varietals that stands apart from the rest. The scarcity of rainfall and the soils of calcareous and clayey composition give wines with remarkable body and alcohol content, with intense and surprising bouquets. The dazzling light of long summers, the scents of the sea and the essences of spontaneous flora, carried by the breezes that blow from the coast towards the interior contribute to the formation of their peculiar olfactory character

    On the nose: Complex characterised by the fusion of aromatic notes of citrus, pineapple, banana and vanilla. Subtle memories of white-fleshed fruit and aromatic herbs

    On the palate: Sweet notes of hazelnut. The taste is clear freshness. Light flavour with hints of fruit and fresh hazelnut and butter combine with a remarkable freshness in the mouth. Soft and pleasant, it closes the tasting with a balanced alcoholic note.

    Recommended combination with food: Sea bass carpaccio, sashimi, scallops on saffron cream. Traditionally: stewed Taranto mussels, pasta and dried tomatoes.

    Serve at 18°C

    VINTAGE: 2018
    GRAPE VARIETY – Malvasia Bianca
    PRODUCTION AREA – Puglia
    ALCOHOL – 13.0%

  • Nuovo Quadro Gavi del Comune di Gavi 2019

    £14.55£87.30

    750ml Bottles

    This wine comes from Nuovo Quadro, a single vineyard site with chalky mineral soils, at the foot of the Battistina hill. Winemaking takes place at Araldica’s La Battistina winery who took over this vineyard in 2002.  It has transformed it into one of the preeminent Gavi producers of the region. The Cortese grapes are typically hand-harvested in mid-September, and the freshly picked grapes are gently crushed before undergoing temperature controlled fermentation in small volume stainless steel tanks. The wine remains in contact with the lees for up to 6 months before being fined, filtered and bottled, giving the wine a rich full flavour, with an enticing nose of white peach and pear with hints of fresh lime and gooseberry. The refreshing and zesty citrus notes and ripe peachy characters are balanced by crisp acidity and pronounced minerality.

    Serve chilled as an aperitif or with seafood and fish dishes.

    Serve at 10-12°C

    VINTAGE: 2019
    GRAPE VARIETY – Cortese
    PRODUCTION AREA – Lombardia
    ALCOHOL – 12%

  • Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

    Orsetto Oro Montepulciano d’Abruzzo

    £16.25£97.50

    750ml Bottles

    Montepulciano is the most widely planted grape in Abruzzo. The wine is made with rigorously selected grapes from the Terri di Chieti hills in south of Pescara on the east coast, at an altitude of about 200 metres above sea level. The south-east exposure of the vines, the limestone and clay soils and per-hectare yields kept under 120 quintals allow the production of a red wine with a great sensory complexity. The grapes are picked by hand and collected in small wooden crates in the first ten days of October. Once in the cellars, the long maceration in steel tanks at controlled temperature for approximately 45 days.

    The wines then mature for six months in concrete vats, for a further eight months in French and Slavonian oak barrels and finally for four months in the bottle.

    On the nose: Luxurious perfume of wild berries, ripe black cherries, blackberries and plum with pleasant notes of vanilla, cocoa, coffee and tobacco

    On the palate: Remarkable structure, and soft thanks to the presence of sweet tannins, with a long, warm finish. High acidity and a full, rounded body. High acidity, high tannins with full body, with hints of vanilla, cocoa, black pepper and a finish of old leather and wood

    Recommended combination with food: Perfect with BBQ meats, game meats, lamb ribs in pistachio crust

    Serve at 18°C

    VINTAGE: 2017
    GRAPE VARIETY – Montepulciano
    PRODUCTION AREA – Abruzzo
    ALCOHOL – 13.5%

  • Orsetto Oro Passerina

    Orsetto Oro Passerina

    £16.30£97.80

    750ml Bottles

    Passerina is an ancient and traditional grape variety use in the making of white wines in the March region.  There are also plantings in Emilia-Romagna and Lazio.  The variety differs significantly from region to region in its wines but all with the familiar citrus fruit character.

    The word “Passerina” comes from “passero” the Italian for sparrow.  They have a voracious appetite for ripe passerina grapes. In Italian, adding ‘ina’ at the end of a word implies a diminutive, and so indicates the relatively small size of the Passerina grape.

    The berries skin is quite thick and ripens to a deep golden colour. They ripen with high levels of sugar and high acidity. Hand harvested in early/mid September, they undergo cold temperature controlled maceration. The must is then aged in stainless for several months, before bottling.

    On the nose: Its bouquet is intensely floral with notes of acacia and citrus lemon zest and grapefruit

    On the palate: Fresh citrus characteristics, ripe stone fruits, zesty acidity with a clean mineral aftertaste..

    Recommended combination with food: It pairs best with roasted fish with lemon and anchovy, Linguine alla vongole (pasta with clams), Butterflied chicken with lentils

    Serve at 10 – 12°C

    VINTAGE: 2019
    GRAPE VARIETY – Passerina
    PRODUCTION AREA – Abruzzo
    ALCOHOL – 13%