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  • 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%

  • 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%

  • Corvee Lagrein

    PASSOCROCE LAGREIN D.O.C.

    £20.75£124.50
     750ml Bottles 

    The Passocroce vineyard is a place of choice for the cultivation of Lagrein as it enjoys a happy south-eastern exposure. The soil is slightly sandy, with good clay, originating from lateral Moorish deposits following the disintegration of the local porphids, favouring a natural advance of ripening of the grapes.

     On the nose:  Scents of forest fruit accompanied by hints of star anise, cocoa and tobacco. Allowing for further ageing, the wine will enhance with aromas reminiscent of violet, some lilac and even sage.

     On the palate:  Full body with lush flavours of forest fruits, tobacco and cocoa.

     Recommended combination with food:  A great partner for:

    • Pork chops with fennel and roast potatoes
    • Venison stew with dumplings
    • Strong, hard cheese like Grana Padano

    Serve at 18°C

     GRAPE VARIETY – Lagrein
     PRODUCTION AREA  – Trentino-Alto Adige
     ALCOHOL  – 13%

  • Pelissero Barbera D'Alba

    PIANI BARBERA D’ALBA D.O.C.

    £18.00£108.00
     750ml Bottles 

    The location of this vineyard, the Piani hill, has always been well-known for high quality Barbera production, and the elegance of many Barbera (a grape traditionally rich in colour and acidity but poor in tannins) from the Langhe region has a good structure which gives to this wine a particular identity.

     On the nose:  The very fine olfactory sensations grow slowly, providing first fruity nuances of blackberry and cooked plum and subsequently vinous, of fermentation, typical of Barbera, with the right aromatic contribution of wood

     On the palate:  Acidic impressions characterise this wine which does not hide its tannic endowment. The good structural breadth makes it particularly interesting and has a persistent length.

     Recommended combination with food:  A perfect match for:

    • Seared rabbit livers
    • Thai duck noodle soup
    • Roasted, herb-crusted lamb rack

    Serve at 16 – 18°C

     GRAPE VARIETY – Barbera
     PRODUCTION AREA  – Piemonte
     ALCOHOL  – 14.0%

  • 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%

  • Quinta de Sao Lourenco

    £16.00£96.00
     750ml Bottles 

    Made from a blend of Baga and Touriga Nacional red grape varieties, this wine is a deep ruby red colour, with concentrated dark red fruits. Fermented for 48 hours, it then goes through a process called delestages for a further 15 days, which softens the tannins and makes them lush and supple.

     On the nose:  Concentrated ripe dark red fruits, smoked notes involving suggestions of spice and chocolate.

     On the palate:  Massive and delicious mouth feel, polished tannins and refreshing acidity, reveals an elegant and sophisticated finale

     Recommended combination with food:  A perfect match for:

    • Roast pork with crackling
    • Braised beef ribs
    • Game meats
    • Fatty cheeses

    Serve at 16 – 18°C

     GRAPE VARIETY – Baga 50%, Touriga Nacional 50%
     PRODUCTION AREA  – Bairrada
     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%

     

     

     

     

     

  • Santa Margherita Refosco

    REFOSCO LISON PRAMAGGIORE D.O.C.

    £16.50£99.00
     750ml Bottles 

    In production of this Refosco the maceration of the grape skins lasts roughly ten days, and then, once malolactic fermentation is complete, some of the wine is racked into French oak barriques, to be blended with the remainder. The combined wine is then aged in steel vats, after maturation.

     On the nose:  Broad, lingering aromas, hinting at Parma violets and red berry fruits.

     On the palate:  Intense, persistent flavour is perked up by attractively husky tannins and a varietal twist of bitterness on the finish.

     Recommended combination with food:  A perfect match for:

    • Beef bourguignon
    • Moussaka
    • Braised beef cheek with chilli and lime

    Serve at 16 – 18°C

     GRAPE VARIETY – Refosco
     PRODUCTION AREA  – Veneto
     ALCOHOL  – 13.0%

  • Reguengos Reserva Dos Socios

    £19.50£117.00
     750ml Bottles 

    This brand stems from the land from which it received its name, Reguengos, The Land of Wine, and the largest sub-region of Alentejo, in terms of area consecrated to vineyards. A blend of three grape varieties, Aragones (Tempranillo), contributes power, structure and complex red-fruit aromatics.

     On the nose:  The perfume is intense with ripen black fruit aromas hints of spice, vanilla

     On the palate:  Notes of black fruit, spice and graphite. Long finish evolving during the taste

     Recommended combination with food:  A perfect match for:

    • Game dishes
    • red meats and
    • Roast suckling pig
    • Traditional Cornish pasty

    Serve at 16 – 18°C

     GRAPE VARIETY – Alicante Bouschet(50%), Trincadeira(20%), Aragonês(30%)
     PRODUCTION AREA  – Alentejo
     ALCOHOL  – 14.0%

  • Costaripa Rosamara

    ROSAMARA VALTÈNESI D.O.C.

    £20.20£121.20

    750ml Bottles

    ‘The wine of one night’ is a winemaking technique that requires the winemaker to be present for 24 hours, applying the teardrop method. 50% of the musts ferment and age in small oak barrels for
    6 months, before being recombined with the remainder of the must and bottled. The result is a nose that is inviting and ample with hints of mayflower, black cherry and pomegranate. Silky and balanced yet broad and rich, with excellent persistence and flavour, leaving a light undertone of bitter almond.

    Recommended combination with food: An exceptional match with artichoke risotto with mullet fillets or swordfish rolls.

    Serve at 10-12°C

    VINTAGE: 2018
    GRAPE VARIETY – Barbera, Sangiovese, Gropello, Marzemino
    PRODUCTION AREA – Brescia. Lake Garda
    ALCOHOL – 13%

  • ROSATO ALGHERO D.O.C.

    £11.50£69.00
     750ml Bottles 

    This all-new Rosato is a successful blend of indigenous grapes and Sangiovese, resulting in this charming and fragrant rosé, perfect for any occasion. The aromatic character of the varietals used, imparted by the soils of Alghero, combined with simple but rigorous winemaking techniques, make for a versatile wine, easy to pair.

     On the nose:  Scents of rose petals and raspberries, intertwined with citrus fruit and marine aromas.

     On the palate:  Crunchy, fresh, delicate yet vinous, beautifully fleshy mouthfeel and a delicious finish..

    Recommended combination with food: Perfect with Manchego, Parmesan, white fish,

    Serve at 10 – 12°C

    VINTAGE: 2019
    GRAPE VARIETY – Sangiovese blend with local varieties
    PRODUCTION AREA – Alghero, Sardinia
    ALCOHOL – 12.0%