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Italian Wines

Like Andrew Graham-Dixon and Giorgio Locatelli on their Italy Unpacked BBC series, we are going to take you on a whistle-stop tour of this country, albeit with less art, more wine and not as many sexy shots of Giorgio. Long story short, Italy has it all. New to wine? Pinot Grigio and Prosecco will ease you in with the country’s characteristic friendly warmth. Looking to explore something a little more complex? The likes of Gavi and Sicilian Nero d’Avola will take you gently by the hand, as you foray a little further. Want to go for the top-end, old-school, age-worthy big boys? Pick up a Barolo or a Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and gawp in wonderment  like a tourist in the Sistine Chapel. There are so many weird and wonderful grape varieties and regions, that there is always something new to discover.

But, just because they have it all, the Italians are no strangers to innovation. They are constantly promoting lesser-known grapes, like Nero Mascalese grown on Mount Etna in Sicily, (one delicious example of which is the Tenuta delle Terre Nerrelo Mascalese - coming soon) and are also having fun with the ‘noble’ grape varieties (Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay et al.)

The final word on Italian wine? It’s incredibly food-friendly (“claro!” shout all the Italians). Why does it work so well with food? Because it’s nearly always acidic. Doesn’t sound great, we’ll admit, but balanced acidity is a highly desirable thing, especially when pairing with food, as it literally makes your mouth water and cuts through oils, which most dishes contain. Without it, wine just can’t stand up to food which, we all know, would be una tragedia terribile.

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  • Amarone Ca’Rosa Italian Red Wine

    Amarone Ca’Rosa 2013

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  • Aria Chianti Classico Italian Red Wine

    Aria Chianti Classico 2014

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  • Asmodeus Nero d'Avola Italian Red Wine

    Asmodeus Nero d'Avola 2014

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  • Borghetto Chianti Riserva Italian Red Wine

    Borghetto Chianti Riserva 2011

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  • Brunello di Montalcino Carpineto Red wine

    Brunello di Montalcino Carpineto 2011

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  • Cantina Frentana Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Vallevo

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  • Chianti Sogatia Italy Red Wine

    Chianti Sogatia 2013

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  • Denatile Grillo Chardonnay

    Denatile Grillo Chardonnay 2015

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  • Denatile Nero D'Avola Shiraz Italian Red Wine

    Denatile Nero D'Avola Shiraz 2015

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  • Falanghina Biblos White Wine Italy

    Falanghina Biblos 2015

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  • Falerio dei Colli Ascolani White Wine

    Falerio dei Colli Ascolani 2015

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  • Fedele Catarratto Pinot Grigio Terre Siciliane IGP 2015

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  • Gaja Dragomis Barolo Red Wine

    Gaja Dragomis Barolo 2012

    £55.00

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  • Romina Tacchino Gavi di Gavi White Wine

    Gavi di Gavi Valle Scura 'Terra' 2014

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  • Gavi Miganego White Wine from Italy

    Gavi Miganego 2013

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  • Gavi Produttori del Gavi White Wine Italian

    Gavi Produttori del Gavi 2015

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  • Cantine Gemma 'Giblin' Barolo Italian Wine

    Gemma 'Giblin' Barolo 2008

    £49.00

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  • Gemma Barbaresco San Martino 2012

    Gemma Barbaresco San Martino 2013

    £18.50

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  • Gemma Barolo Italian Red Wine

    Gemma Barolo 2012

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  • Gemma Barolo Colarej Italy Wine

    Gemma Barolo Colarej 2012

    £39.00

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  • Gemma Barolo Magnum 2012

    Gemma Barolo Magnum 2012

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  • Gemma Moscato d'Asti Vigna Fiorita Italian White Wine

    Gemma Moscato d'Asti Vigna Fiorita 2015

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  • Gufo Bianco 2014 White Wine Trebbiano Chardonnay

    Gufo Bianco 2015

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  • Gufo Rosso Italian Red Wine

    Gufo Rosso 2015

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  • Message in a Bottle Red Wine By Sting

    Message in a Bottle 2013

    £16.00

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  • Morellino di Scansano Ventoso

    Morellino di Scansano Ventoso 2014

    £12.75

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  • Murrina Primitivo 2013

    Murrina Primitivo 2013 *WEB EXCLUSIVE*

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  • Negroamaro Salento Terra di Sava Red Wine

    Negroamaro Salento Terra di Sava 2013

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  • Ornellaia 2013

    Ornellaia 2013

    £140.00

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  • Paolo Leo 'Fiore di Vigna' Primitivo Italian Wine

    Paolo Leo 'Fiore di Vigna' Primitivo 2012/13

    £14.50

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  • Pecchenino San Luigi Bricco Botti Dolcetto di Dogliani

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  • Pecchenino Societa'Agricola San Luigi Dolcetto 2012

    Pecchenino Societa'Agricola San Luigi Dolcetto 2015

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  • Pehhcora Pecorino IGT Terre di Chieti Italian White Wine

    Pehhcora Pecorino IGT Terre di Chieti 2015

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  • Pantelleria Passito Liquoroso White Wine

    Pellegrino Pantelleria Passito Liquoroso 2015 - 37.5cl

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  • Cantina di Soave Pinot Grigio 'Della Rocca' White Wine

    Pinot Grigio Della Rocca 2012

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  • Pinot Grigio Rosé Della Rocca 2013

    Pinot Grigio Rosé Della Rocca 2015

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  • Primitivo Puglia Terra di Sava 2012 Italian Red

    Primitivo Puglia Terra di Sava 2013

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  • Prosecco DOC Treviso Ca' Dei Noni NV

    Prosecco DOC Treviso Ca' Dei Noni 2014

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  • Salice Salentino Terra di Sava 2011

    Salice Salentino Terra di Sava 2011

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  • Sassicaia 2013 Red Wine

    Sassicaia 2013

    £140.00

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  • Stefanini Soave DOC Il Selese

    Stefanini Soave DOC Il Selese 2015

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  • Tannu Bianco Di Sicilia IGT Italian White Wine

    Tannu Bianco di Sicilia IGT 2014

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  • Tannu Rosso Di Sicilia IGT Italian Wine

    Tannu Rosso Di Sicilia 2014

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  • Tenuta Chiccheri Valpolicella

    Tenuta Chiccheri Valpolicella 2013

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  • Tenuta Vigneto Di Campo Delle Strie Amarone Della Valpolicella

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  • Terre Antiche Gavi di Gavi White Wine

    Terre Antiche Gavi di Gavi 2014

    £13.75

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  • Monetregio di Massa Marittima 2012

    Valentini Monteregio Rosso 2013

    £14.25

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  • Valpolicella Ripasso Ca'Rosa Red Wine

    Valpolicella Ripasso Ca'Rosa 2014

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