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  • 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%

  • 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%

  • Orsetto Oro Pecorino Terre di Chieti

    £16.30£97.80

    750ml Bottles

    This lovely Pecorino wine has been awarded many awards around the wine world most recently the 2020 IWSC. Pecorino means “little sheep” and it’s believed it was fed to sheep when they came to graze.  The Pecorino grape was believed extinct by the mid-20th century, until some cuttings were taken and propagated from an abandoned overgrown vineyard. The grape is light-skinned offering high acidity and high sugar, translating into reasonably high alcohol, balanced by the acidity.

    Hand picked in late September, soft pressed, fermented in stainless tanks at 18-22C. Aged for 6 months on the leas before bottling.

    On the nose: Its bouquet is round with floral hints of acacia and broom, exotic fruit notes with balsamic nuances

    On the palate: Fresh citrus characteristics, with a good minerality, white peach, pear and a hint of pineapple

    Recommended combination with food: It pairs best with Pecorino cheese and walnut bread, Steamed white fish with ginger, Chicken thighs with roasted red pepper and onion, fresh cheeses.

    Serve at 10-12°C

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

  • Primitivo di Manduria

    Primitivo di Manduria

    £14.50£87.00

    750ml Bottles

    Primitivo di Manduria is once again ranked as a top Italian red wine. This dark-skinned grape is used to make an intense, inky tannic red wine.  The flat clayey and calcareous terrain, and the hot dry climate, enable this grape to develop, ripen and mature, creating a mouth-feel that is full, smooth and silky. The grapes are hand-picked, destemmed and after crushing, go through a 7 day maceration at 25-26C the a period of malolactic fermentation.  Aged in stainless steel tanks until bottled.

    On the nose: Luxurious perfume of ripe cherries, blackberries and plum with pleasant notes of chocolate and vanilla, wild berries jam, violet and pepper

    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.

    Recommended combination with food: Perfect with roast pork in crust, wild boar alla cacciatora. Traditionally: meat stew,  lamb with baked potatoes

    Serve at 18°C

    VINTAGE: 2018
    GRAPE VARIETY – Primitivo
    PRODUCTION AREA – Puglia
    ALCOHOL – 14.0%

  • Recioto Negrar

    Recioto Della Valpolicella Negrar

    £23.00£125.00

    500ml Bottles

    The history of this wine goes back a long way, dating back to the ancient Romans and the famous wine called “Retico” which was so highly praised and enjoyed by Latin poets.

    Today, known as Recioto, the wine is symbolic of the viticulture of Valpolicella Classico; a wine produced after “Appassimento”, or natural drying and shrivelling of the grapes, and it is also considered to be the origin of the world famous Amarone as we know it.

    Recommended combination with food: desserts, pies, Christmas puddings

    Serve at 14-16°C

    VINTAGE: N.V.
    GRAPE VARIETY – Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella
    PRODUCTION AREA – Verona
    ALCOHOL – 12.5%