£64.50 GBP £71.45 GBP
A whistle stop tour of fine, yet affordable, Italian wines. This case is heavily weighted towards the Veneto, highlighting the variety of styles coming out of this region. We’ve also snuck in a couple from the sunny south: a trusty Tuscan and a Puglian Primitivo for some much needed warmth!
Prosecco, Vino Spumante, Cavit, NV - £10.99
Prosecco is so popular these days but its sometimes hard to find a great bottle that takes it to the next level. The Cavit is able to handle light sea food dishes. A deliciously light and fruity Prosecco with hints of apple and peach on the nose and a fresh, softly sparkling palate with characters of soft ripe stone fruits.
Monteforte soave - £8.99
Another wine from the Veneto. Made with 100% Garganega grapes this Soave is light, clean and bright with a lovely floral nose and notes of ripe peach and almond. The wine shows excellent depth on the palate and a lovely balance between ripe, aromatic fruit and fresh, zingy acidity.
Corte giara Pinot Grigio - £10.99
Corte Giara is the negociant label of the highly esteemed Allegrini Family, who have been producing wines in the Veneto for four-hundred years! The objective of the Corte Giara label is to produce approachable, youthful, everyday drinking wines.
A dry, crisp wine with elegant floral notes and a subtle apple crunch. A sure-fire winner with its dry, racy palate and good depth and definition.
Gran passione - £13.99
Gran Passione Rosso is a combination of the international Merlot grape and local variety Corvina. The fruit is harvested on two occasions, half at optimal ripeness, and the other half a month later when the grapes have dried out a bit, which decreases the acidity and the water content, and concentrates the sugars. This results in a glossy, velvety wine.
It's full of rich, luscious, ripe dark cherries, plums, vanilla and spice. A wonderful food wine, perfect with ragu, roasted or grilled meats or mature hard cheeses.
Caparzo Sangiovese - £11.99
To Tucany! Historic Caparzo is one of the wineries that originally contributed to the fame of Brunello di Montalcino. Today, Caparzo vinifies Sangiovese to three grades: Brunello, Rosso di Montalcino and this wonderful and ever-popular little IGT Toscana. It's bright in every way: in the glass it's a ruby colour with hints of violet; in the mouth it's intensely fruity, with a warm brambly feel, loads of ripe blackcurrants and strawberries, and a persistent spicy finish.
Very fun to drink, either on its own or with pasta dishes with big rich sauces and powerful flavours.
Magnifico Primitivo, Puglia - £14.50
This Primitivo di Manduria is an intense purple colour which tends towards garnet with age. Inky and full-bodied, with great tannic, alcoholic and acidic structure balanced by luscious, fresh dark fruits, chocolate and coffee. This is a gorgeous wine which is incredibly moreish and boasts a long, satisfying finish.
Great wine for roasted and grilled meats and ideal with game dishes. Also pairs beautifully with mature, hard cheeses.