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Italy

Sollazzo Rosso (Umbria) 2016/2017/2018

An interesting blend, the earthiness of the Sangiovese being perfectly balanced by the juiciness of the Merlot to produce a fruit-laden easy drinking wine, but with enough backbone to accompany most foods. Very versatile.

£9.15 per bottle

Tedeschi Amarone della Valpolicella Classico (Veneto) 2014

30% Corvina, 30% Corvinone, 30% Rondinella, 10% Molinara. The Tedeschi family has dedicated its energy and enthusiasm to growing and producing wine in Valpolicella for many generations. The aromas of chocolate and plum here are very inviting. Dry medium full-bodied, and quite delectable with currant, cherry, spice and tobacco flavours.

£30.85 per bottle

Tedeschi Capitel Amarone Monte Olmi (Veneto) 2011

Strong ruby red. Clear and transparent. Aromas of crushed blackberries, spice and flowers combined with notes of Slavonia oak. Full-bodied, with peppery, berry character, medium tannins and a fine finish. The after-taste confirms the character of the bouquet. This wine has a long-lasting and persistent flavour.

£56.85 per bottle

Bertani Valpolicella Ripasso (Veneto) 2016

Violet red colour. Intense notes of blackcurrant, red plums, raspberry, black cherry and spice. Good fresh attack on the palate followed by good balance between acidity, sweetness and body.

£20.75 per bottle

Bertani Amarone (Veneto) 2015

A deep garnet red colour witness the long barrel ageing. The first impression on the nose is of fresh black cherry aromas, leading into notes of maraschino cherry and plum. Immense depth and complexity on the palate.

£40.65 per bottle

Elena Walch Kastelaz Merlot Riserva (Alto Adige) 2005

Elegant nuance of new oak, rich and concentrated in the best French style. Fine, deep purple concentrated black berry fruits with a delicate hint of tobacco spice. Mouth-watering fruit, rich, velvety and concentrated; great length with sweet tannins on the finish. A wine of formidable structure, harmonious with well-integrated new oak and soft tannins.

£39.65 per bottle

Coste di Moro Montepulciano d'Aruzzo (Abruzzo) 2013/2015

Cantina Orsogna have teamed up with WWF to protect the Wolves in their local Abruzzo area. The soslupo campaign is in place to protect the Wolf population against poachers. Historically the Wolf has been hunted to the point of rear extinction and although the population has increased, they are still a species that need protecting. Cantina Orsogna is an award-winning Abruzzo cooperative specialising in native grapes of the region such as Montepluciano d`Abruzzo, Cococciola and Pecorino. Orsogna are committed to the biodynamic principles by which they make their wine and have many certified Demeter biodynamic wines. This biodynamic Montepulciano d`Abruzzo is made from carefully selected grapes and left to ferment naturally using wild yeasts before ageing in a combination of oak and stainless steel for at least four months. Deep ruby red in colour with a pronounced nose of black cherries and a toasty note from the oak ageing. The palate is fairly full bodied with concentrated black fruit notes combines with cocoa, cinnamon and vanilla held together by chewy tannins and a long, fruity finish. Having this with Indian Take Away Food from Just Lucky's in Newbury. Amazing.

£13.35 per bottle

Terre di Valgrande Amarone della Valpolicella Classico (Veneto) 2014

A deep garnet colour characterised by rich aromas and flavours of walnuts and currant jams in a dry and generous style incorporating luscious velvety tannins.
£25.85 per bottle

Terre di Cariano Cecilia Beretta Amarone Classico (Veneto) 2011

Brooding and intense, this stunning Amarone recently won the ultimate 3 bicchieri award from leading Italian wine publication, Gambero Rosso.

£37.65 per bottle

Passorosso IGT Tenuta di Passopisciaro (Sicily) 2015

This is a bright fresh red, in all honesty a Pinot Noir substitute in terms of food and wine matching - ideal accompaniment to poultry and game birds.

£33.45 per bottle

Terre di Fiano Chianti (Tuscany) 2015

The wine has a lovely ruby-red colour with a bouquet reminiscent of cherries, wild berries and prunes. On the palate it is medium-bodied, soft and smooth, bursting with deliciously gentle tannins.

£11.45 per bottle

Tocco Montepulciano d'Abruzzo (Abruzzo) 2016

Archetypal Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, with ripe red fruit, some spice, chocolate and floral violet aroma. A deep, inviting, ruby red colour.

£17.55 per bottle 

Feudi di Dan Gregorio Taurasi (Campania) 2013/2014

Aglianico 100%. Fragrant aromas of maraschino cherry, cinnamon and nutmeg. Undertones of vanilla and anise on the palate enhance the rich juicy black fruit flavours. This wine is full bodied and well balanced with soft structured tannins.

£23.05 per bottle

Ca Luca Merlot (Friuli) 2017/2018

Ruby red colour with violets highlights. It has an intense bouquet with rich variety of currants and spices. These fruity aromas combine notes of freshness and soft tannins. On the palate the fruit flavours of blackcurrants, plums, bramble fruits and vanilla expand to create a wine with excellent balance between the various components. Long lasting in the mouth ending with pleasant fruity aromas.

£8.85 per bottle

Tenuta di Angoris Villa Locatelli Refosco (Friuli) 2015

Deep garnet with purple tingers. Fortbright, broad lingering, blackberry, cherry, forest floor, white pepper slightly herbaceous.

£14.95 per bottle 

 

Tenuta di Angoris Schioppettino (Friuli) 2016

Pale ruby red with purple hues. Berry like blackberry, raspberry, blueberry, intense grapey slightly peppery and spice note.

£17.45 per bottle

 

Franco Mondo di Vino Monferrato Rosso (Piemonte) 2014

Rich flavours and good structure. Intense, almost Amarone-style dried fruits and red berry jam aroma. Full-bodied with ripe berries and a long, intense finish.

£19.85 per bottle

Di Manduria Riserva Primitivo Anniversario 62 (Apulia) 2012/2015/2016

Deep and complex flavours of prunes, black cherry, spice and tobacco weave through the full bodied palate with its velvety texture and long, savoury finish. Quite delicious.

£24.45 per bottle

Tenuta di Angoris Villa Locatelli Refosco (Friuli Venezia-Giulia) 2016

Deep garnet with purple tinges. Fortbright, broad lingering, blackberry, cherry forest floor, white pepper with a slightly herbaceouse.

£16.75 per bottle

Botromagno Primitivo (Puglia) 2017

The colour is deep ruby red. On the nose the wine shows a delicate scent of berry fruits. The palate is elegant, intense with soft natural tannins (no oak). The alcohol content is distinct but not overpowering.

£16.75 per bottle

 

Tedeschi La Fabriseria Amarone Valpolicella Classico (Veneto) 2007

strong ruby red. Clear and transparent. aging aromas such as roasting, vanilla and tobacco together with red fruits such as red currants, raspberries and cherries under spirits. Notes of honey and alcohol make this quite special and, at the same time, a classic Amarone. Flavour shows harmony and balance. Full-bodied, with a lovely silky tannins and a long persistence, long raisin and spicy after-taste. The after taste confirms the notes in the aroma. This wine has an exceptionally long and persistent flavour.

£197.65 per bottle

 

Satori Amarone Corte Bra (Veneto) 2011

Ruby in colour; ripe fruit aromas, with notes of blackcurrant, raspberry, and dried herbs; full bodied on the palate with rich fruit flavours, bright acidity, and a lingering finish.

£31.95 per bottle

 

Tor Del Colle Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Riserva 2015/2016

Intense purple in colour with intense aromas of blackberries and cherries. The palate is round and rich with notes of ripe berry fruit, sweet black cherries a touch of liquorice and a distinctive spicy character from 12 months ageing in wooden casks. Chewy tannins support the palate which finishes long and fruity.

£10.15 per bottle

 

Terre di Valgrande Primitivo 2016

Deep ruby red with slight purple hue, soft but with good acidity and flavours of red fruits like cherry jam, raspberry and blackberry.

£14.95 per bottle

Marion Amarone della Valpolicella (Veneto) 2014

If you love the wines from Valpolicella but you haven't heard of Marion then you should probably listen up. Alongside Quintarelli, Marion, is one favourite producers of Valpolicella, and there is obvious reason for that. Marion’s winemaker Celestino Gaspari worked for Giuseppe Quintarelli for 15 years and it is very evident in both the finished wines and the production method. The Amarone is deep, dark, brooding and structured. 100% dried grapes as required by the DOCG to make this very concentrated and decadent wine. A beautiful example of the style and one to be appreciated.

£58.95 per bottle

 

Rivetto Langhe Nebbiolo (Piedmont) 2015/2016

This ‘baby Barolo’ is made from Nebbiolo grapes from selected sites in the Lange giving a medium bodied, with garnet highlights and a wonderful scent of ripe prunes. On the palate it is pleasant with soft tannins. This is a really well-balanced wine, rounded and smooth, and expresses the typical characteristics of the Nebbiolo varietal and its terroir.

£23.25 per bottle

Monte Faustino la Traversagna Valpolicella Ripasso 2014/2015

Produced from the three Valpolicella grape varieties of Corvina Veronese, Rondinella and Molinara. Ripasso is made by the addition of pomace of leftover grape skins and seeds from the fermentation of Amarone to a batch of Valpolicella wines for a period of extended maceration. The wine spends 10 days on the Amarone skins before 18 months in oak barrels. This adds body and complexity to the wine - a `baby Amarone`. A sweet cherry nose leads to a soft and supple palate with notes of woodland, sweet black fruits and a touch of leather maturity on the finish.

£21.85 per bottle

Cantine Colosi Nero d'Avola 2017/2018

One of Sicily`s most quality conscious producers with vineyards planted on the volcanic soils of Northern Sicily and on the island of Salina. The red wine is a varietal `Nero d`Avola`, a native Sicilian grape, which has become very fashionable for its rich character and bold structure. There are hints of blueberry, blackberry, plum and vanilla on the nose with a full-bodied spicy palate.

£16.35 per bottle

Zensa Primitivo 2017

Intense ruby-red colour, with a complex bouquet, reminiscent of cherries, dried berries and toasted almonds. In the mouth it is full-bodied, yet smooth and elegant with a silky texture. The finish is long and lingering, with a burst of spiced cherries and bright fruit and earthiness at the end.

£15.85 per bottle

 

Carlo V Rosso (Piemonte) 2013

Complex and intense with elegant notes of ripe fruit, with hints of vanilla and spice. Smooth and elegant with good structure and full body.

£14.25 per bottle

II Blu Rosso di Toscana Casa Brancaia 2015

Perfumes of spice and ripe morrello cherries layered with savoury characters. The palate shows superb balance of firm tannins, good acidity and savoury fruit. It is a modern style of Chianti, delectably modern with an outstanding structure, softness and fine aromas.

£56.85 per bottle