Italian White Wines

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  • Calasole Vermentino

    Calasole Vermentino di Toscana

    £18.25£109.50

    750ml Bottles

    Vermentino is a white-wine grape grown in various locations around the western Mediterranean: northwestern Italy, southern France and the neighboring islands of Corsica and Sardinia. Vermentino wines, are famous for their refreshing acidity and attractive aromas of peach, lemon peel, dried herbs and a whiff of saline minerality.

    On the nose: Its bouquet is surprisingly intense white flowers, fresh notes of rennet apple, peach, apricots and aromatic herbs with hint of wet stone minerality. 

    On the palate: Fresh citrus characteristics, with mineral and almond notes, complimented by white peach, apple and a hint of yeastiness.  A fresh balance of acidity without being overly strong.

    Recommended combination with food: It pairs best with fried marinated sardines, thin-sliced squid with lime, deep-fried shellfish turnovers. Spaghetti vongole

    Serve at 8 – 10°C

    VINTAGE: 2019
    GRAPE VARIETY – Vermentino
    PRODUCTION AREA – Tuscany
    ALCOHOL – 12.5%

  • Cuprese Verdicchio

    Colonnara Cuprese Verdicchio Castelli di Jesi

    £13.80£82.80

    750ml Bottles

    Verdicchio is a white wine grape variety that has been cultivated for hundreds of years in the Marche region of central Italy. It is a versatile variety, used both for light, easy-drinking table wines, and for more complex, ageworthy examples. It is commonly lauded by critics as being one of Italy’s best white wine grape varieties. The grapes are harvested by hand, vinification takes place in stainless steel at a controlled temperature, bottled during the spring subsequent to the harvest. Refinement and aged in bottles for several years for certain vintages. Brilliant straw-yellow colour with hints of green when young, tending towards golden with age.

    On the nose: Initially, intensely fruity, lemon, green apple with a floral background, finally complex with notes of flint stone

    On the palate: Good structure and balance with initial notes of freshness, lemon and grapefruit and final notes of pleasantly bitter sapidity (pleasant flavour from mineral salts), almond to finish

    Recommended combination with food: Seafood starters with a sauce; boiled fish or shellfish or fish cooked in a sauce, or roasted; pasta or rice with a white fish sauce or shellfish sauce; raw pork, salted meat of any kind; mixed fried meat and vegetables; medium matured cheeses.

    Serve at 8 – 10°C

    VINTAGE: 2017
    GRAPE VARIETY – Verdicchio
    PRODUCTION AREA – Le Marche
    ALCOHOL – 13.5%

  • Soave Classico

    Domini Veneti – Soave DOC Classico

    £14.00£84.00

    750ml Bottles

    The famous name of Soave is believed to have come from a race of Suave, who attempted to conquer this part of Italy in Medieval times.  The wine however is a classic example of the the famous name.  Dry and full of white fruit aromas starting from white peach to apricots and citrus.  You will indulge in the finish with the typical bitter almond notes.

    Recommended combination with food: appetisers, pasta, grilled vegetables, fish

    Serve at 8 – 10°C

    GRAPE VARIETY – Garganega, Trebbiano, Chardonnay
    PRODUCTION AREA – Negrar, Verona Italy
    ALCOHOL – 12.5%

     

     

     

  • Falanghina I.G.T

    £13.09£78.54

    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%

     

     

     

     

     

  • Grillo Mandranova

    Grillo D.O.C. Vigna Di Mandranova

    £19.15£114.90

    750ml Bottles

    The Mandranova Estate produces wines of extraordinary freshness and balance, captivating one of the most famous vine interpretations of Sicilian oenology. A wine of great verve and aromaticity, coming from one of the most renowned island vineyards that are beautifully adapted to the climate of the Contrada Mandranova. Powerful on the nose with its fresh notes of grapefruit, papaya, mango, passion fruit yet well-balanced with delicate white peach and elderflower hints.

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

    Serve at 10-12°C

    VINTAGE: 2017
    GRAPE VARIETY – Grillo
    PRODUCTION AREA – Mandrova Sicily
    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%

  • 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%

  • Salesa Sauvignon Blanc

    SALESÀ SAUVIGNON D.O.C.

    £19.55£117.30
     750ml Bottles 

    A beautifully-made, citrus and honeysuckle scented wine. The vineyards are part of a breath-taking landscape where the limestone and heavy clay soils combine to create a unique ‘terroir’.

     On the nose:  Complex aromas of white flowers and acacia, honey and white fruits.

     On the palate:  Opulent and elegant. You will find floral notes, almond paste and fresh hazelnut. It is a little spicy on the finish.

     Recommended combination with food:  A great partner for shellfish, charcuterie, white fish, and reblochon cheese.

    Serve at 8-10°C

    GRAPE VARIETY – Chardonnay
    PRODUCTION AREA – Burgundy, France
    ALCOHOL – 13.0%

  • Torre dei Vescovi Soave

    £9.50£57.00
     750ml Bottles 

    Soave wine is known for its melon-and-orange-zest flavors as well as its ability to improve with age.

     On the nose:  Delicate with notes of white flowers and Sambuca.

     On the palate:  Peach, Honeydew, Citrus Zest, Sweet Marjoram, and a subtle note of saltiness, with a bitter almond finish.

     Recommended combination with food:  Soave pairs incredibly with rich Italian Seafood. Dishes like clams and gnocchi, squid ink linguini, scallops, and risotto are ideal

    Serve at 10-12°C

    GRAPE VARIETY – Garganega
    PRODUCTION AREA – Veneto, Italy
    ALCOHOL – 12.5%