Italian Discovery Case

£130.00
Type: wine
SKU: 12575
A whistle stop-tour of Italy’s wine regions featuring some of our favourite, and best value wines
Price if bought separately £146

 

WHITE WINES

VENETO       Soave Classico, Monteforte

A pale lemon-coloured wine with a lovely clean bouquet of acacia and almond. Surprisingly full-bodied, it shows great balance between crisp green apple character and the richer honey and lemon flavours.

FRIULI            Pinot Grigio, Ponte Diavola, Grave del Friuli

A far cry from ‘ordinary PG’: aromatic, with good structure and body, lovely elegance on the palate with ripe pears, a touch of sherbet and a nutty note offset by the characteristic freshness of wines from Friuli.

CAMPANIA  Falanghina Beneventano, Vesevo

One of the South’s key grapes; fresh, crisp and aromatic with perfumes of white flowers, melon and mineral notes provide a backdrop to the full, ripe palate, and lift the finish. An elegant wine, with a lingering touch of honey.

PIEMONTE   Gavi d Gavi Ricardo Sarotto

Quite rich in texture compared to most Gavi but still soft and gentle. Medium-bodied and silky juicy peach and pear fruit alongside stoney minerality. Perfect summer drinking...or for when you want to be reminded of summer!

BASILICATA  Greco Fiano, Pipoli, Vigneti Vulture

Pale lemon in colour, with perfumes of tropical fruit and a touch of vegetal notes. Rich yet fresh with a lime zest character, which comes from the Greco fruit, balancing the richness.

SARDINIA      Vermentino, Marmora

The bouquet is intense but delicate, with fragrances of citrus and bergamot, roses and rosemary. The palate is crisp, dry and savoury, with a lovely delicacy and a finesse that continues throughout the long finish.

 

RED WINES

PIEMONTE    Otto Bucci, Dezzani

Literally “eight skins” (8 grape varieties).  Aromas of Asian spice, sweet vanilla and pipe tobacco introduce a tangy wash of cherry and red currant mingling with ripe juicy mulberry. Mediums bodied and satiny smooth.

VENETO        Valpolicella Superiore, Zenato

Soft and juicy medium bodied red wine with pronounced cherry, violet and almond notes on the nose and the palate, followed by a very smooth, lingering finish.

ABRUZZO      Sangiovese Fantini, Terre di Chieti, Farnese

Our best-selling red, youthful and appealing, intense nose of vibrant red fruit, cherries and herbss. On the palate, it has bright fruity notes of strawberry and morello cherry, with subtle vanilla characters from the oak-aged portion.

PUGLIA          Negroamaro, I Muri, Vigneti di Salento

Ruby red with purple hues. This wine is intense with notes of blackberries and blackcurrants. It is medium bodied and velvety, with good balance. It has savoury notes on the long, fresh finish.

ABRUZZO      Montepulciano  D’Abruzzo, Colle Secco

Ruby red colour; intense, complex nose of cherry, & chocolate; full flavour of fruit & spice, balanced acidity, soft tannin, long finish, good quality.

SICILY             Nero D’Avola, Caleo

Dark in colour with a fresh and ripe nose and hints of liquorice. On the palate it is full and fleshy with grainy tannins and a dark plum and chocolate character.

 

THESE WINES ARE ONLY MADE IN SMALL QUANTITIES SO WHEN THEY ARE GONE THEY ARE GONE...WE WILL SUBSTITUTE THESE WITH A SUITABLE REPLACEMENT