The following six bottle case has been selected to touch on a few of the classic wines and regions of Italy to give you an insight on the grapes and styles. Wines that are both fresh, easy drinking along side wines that are structured and shine with food.
1 x Gavi Ca’ Bianca, Piedmonte
A dry and rich mineral fresh wine with zingy acidity, made with the native cortese grape of Piedmonte. Lots of citrus, lemons and apples with complex floral aromas. A tasty long finish that has lots of mouth watering acidity and is an ideal match with seafoods.
1 x Villa Borghetti Soave, Veneto
Soave, home to the garganega grape which gives restrained notes of toasted almonds and marzipan with a nicely textured palate. A rounded and soft wine that is an ideal match to baked fish and risotto dishes.
1 x Pecorino Terre do Chieti, Abruzzo
Here in Abuzzo you find the pecorino grape (yes, same name as the cheese) The name is thought to have come from the grape being a tasty treat for the sheep. Bright lemon fresh aroma, crunchy green apple acidity with a lovely mouth feel. It has a lovely length with a touch of savouriness on the finish.
1 x Crono Chianti Riserva, Tuscany
A classic wine from the Chianti region in Tuscany made with the native sangiovese grape and splash of merlot. Aged for the Riserva minimum of 24 months. Good structure, soft tannins with rich black cherry fruit, soft spice and a fresh finish. Enjoy with roast meats.
1 x Valpolicella Ripasso DOC Superiore Pasqua, Veneto
Using the Ripasso technique Pasqua obtain the maximum expression of the corvina, rondinella, corvinone and negrara grapes this increases the body and aromas of the wine. Aged in barrels for 8 months to produce an elegant and full bodied wine. Beautifully balanced with lovely intense red and black cherries with a touch of spice and great length. A beautiful wine to enjoy with lamb or duck.
1 x San Giorgio Montepulciano d’Abruzzo
Made from the montepulciano grape from the region of Abruzzo ( can be confused with the wine Vino Nobile di Montepulciano from Tuscany) This wine is perfect summer enjoyment, vibrant fresh with tonnes of juicy black cherries, bramble fruits, herbs and violets. Great with tomato based pasta dishes and a charcuterie board.