Sollazzo Rosso 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.

 

Grape: 60% Sangiovese 20% Longanesi 20% Montepulciano 

Region: Vino d'Italia

Abv: 11%

Size: 75cl

Price: £9.15 per bottle

Sollazzo Rosso

Tedeschi Mane 180 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2016

 

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.

 

Grape: 30% Corvina 30% Corvinone 30% Rondinella 10% Oselata 

Region: Veneto

Abv: 16.5%

Size: 75cl

Price: £39.75 per bottle

Tedeschi Amarone della Valpolicella

Tedeschi Capitel Amarone Monte Olmi 2013

 

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.

 

Grape: Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, Rossignola, Oselata, Negara

Region: Veneto

Abv: 17%

Size: 75cl

Price: £75.65 per bottle

Tedeschi Capitel Monte Olmi Amarone dell

Bertani Valpolicella Ripasso 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.

 

Grape: 80% Corvina 20% Rondinella 

Region: Veneto

Abv: 13.5%

Size: 75cl

Price: £20.75 per bottle

Bertani Ripasso Valpolicella

Bertani Amarone Valpantena 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.

 

Grape: 80% Corvina 20% Rondinella 

Region: Veneto

Abv: 15.5%

Size: 75cl

Price: £40.65 per bottle

Bertani Amarone Valpantena

Elena Walch Kastelaz Riserva 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.

 

Grape: 100% Merlot

Region: Alto Adige

Abv: 14%

Size: 75cl

Price: £39.65 per bottle

Coste di Moro Montepulciano 2013/2015

 

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.

 

Grape: 100% Montepulciano

Region: Abruzzo

Abv: 14%

Size: 75cl

Price: £13.35 per bottle

Coste di Moro Montepulciano

Terre di Valgrande Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2015

 

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.

 

Grape: 70% Corvina Veronese, 25% Rondinella, 5% Molinara

Region: Veneto

Abv: 15%

Size: 75cl

Price: £25.85 per bottle

Terre di Valgrande Amarone della Valpoli

Terre di Cariano Cecilia Beretta Amarone Classico 2011

 

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

 

Grape: Corvina Blend

Region: Veneto

Abv: 15.5%

Size: 75cl

Price: £37.65 per bottle

Terre di Cariano Cecilia Beretta Amarone

Passorosso IGT Tenuta di Passopisciaro 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.

 

Grape: Nerello Mascalese

Region: Sicily

Abv: 15%

Size: 75cl

Price: £33.45 per bottle

Passorosso IGT Tenuta di Passopisciaro

Tocco Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2016

 

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

 

Grape: Montepulciano 

Region: Abruzzo

Abv: 13.5%

Size: 75cl

Price: £17.55 per bottle

Tocco Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

Feudi di Dan Gregorio Taurasi 2013/2014

 

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.

 

Grape: 100% Aglianico 

Region: Campania

Abv: 14%

Size: 75cl

Price: £23.05 per bottle

Feudi di Dan Gregorio Taurasi

Ca Luca 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.

 

Grape: 100% Merlot 

Region: Veneto

Abv: 12%

Size: 75cl

Price: £8.85 per bottle

Ca Luca Merlot

Di Manduria Riserva Anniversario 62 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.

 

Grape: 100% Primitivo 

Region: Apulia

Abv: 14.5%

Size: 75cl

Price: £24.45 per bottle

Di Manduria Riserva Anniversario 62

Botromagno 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.

 

Grape: 100% Primitivo 

Region: Puglia

Abv: 14%

Size: 75cl

Price: £16.75 per bottle

Botromagno Primitivo

Tedeschi La Fabriseria Amarone Valpolicella Classico 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.

 

Grape: Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, Oseleta 

Region: Veneto

Abv: 15.5%

Size: 75cl

Price: £197.65 per bottle

Tedeschi La Fabriseria Amarone della Val

Satori Amarone Corte Bra 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.

Grape: 50% Corvina 30% Corvinone 15% Rondinella 5% Oseleta 

Region: Veneto

Abv: 15.5%

Size: 75cl

Price: £31.95 per bottle

Sartori Corte Bra Amarone Classico

Tor Del Colle 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.

Grape: 100% Montepulcianoo 

Region: d'Abruzzo

Abv: 13.5%

Size: 75cl

Price: £10.15 per bottle

Tor del Colle Montepulcian d'Abruzzo Ris

Marion Amarone della Valpolicella 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.

Grape: Corvina Blend

Region: Veneto

Abv: 16%

Size: 75cl

Price: £58.95 per bottle

Marion Amarone della Valpolicella

Rivetto Langhe 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.

Grape: 100% Nebbiolo

Region: Piedmont

Abv: 14%

Size: 75cl

Price: £23.25 per bottle

Rivetto Langhe Nebbiolo

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.

Grape: 80% Corvina 10% Molinara 10% Rondinella

Region: Veneto

Abv: 15%

Size: 75cl

Price: £21.85 per bottle

Monte Faustino la Traversagna Valpolicel

Cantine Colosi 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.

Grape: 100% Nero d'Avola

Region: Veneto

Abv: 14%

Size: 75cl

Price: £16.35 per bottle

Cantine Colosi Nero d'Avola

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.

Grape: 70% Merlot 25% Sangiovese 5% Cabernet Sauvignon  

Region: Tuscany

Abv: 14.5%

Size: 75cl

Price: £56.85 per bottle

II Blu Rosso di Toscana Casa Brancaia

Casa Vinicola Botter 'Doppio Passo' Salento 2017

 

This bold and powerful red from Brindisi is made in a similar way to a Ripasso wine using a portion of dried Primitivo grapes and fermenting the wine a second time on the dried skins. The result is a fresh and aromatic red with an amazing concentration of plum, blackberry, cherry and chocolate flavours backed by a good balance between naturally light and soft tannins and light acidity.

Grape: 100% Primitivo   

Region: Puglia

Abv: 13%

Size: 75cl

Price: £10.75 per bottle

Casa Vinicola Botter Primitivo 'Doppio P

Rocca Rubia Riserva Santadi 2017

 

Rich, ripe nose, almost perfumed wine with a delicious creamy character on the palate and bags of soft ripe blackcurrant fruit. The acidity is all there, balanced against soft, full tannins and there is great structure and mouthfeel. Succulent, round and complex.

Grape: 100% Carignano   

Region: Sardinia

Abv: 14.5%

Size: 75cl

Price: £28.75 per bottle

Rocca Rubia Riserva Santadi

Acinatico Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2016

 

Rich, complex Amarone, many-layered yet instantly likeable, with long-lasting notes of dried fruit, tobacco and hints of vanilla.

Grape: 75% Corvina 20% Rondinella 5% Molinara   

Region: Veneto

Abv: 16.5%

Size: 75cl

Price: £51.85 per bottle

Acinatico Amarone della Valpolicella Cla

Bove Feudi d'albe d'Abruzzo 2016/2017

 

Deep ruby red wine with aromas of red berries, blackberries and black cherry. Generously flavoured and pleasantly dry with a hint of liquorice on the palate, the soft tannins are well-balanced and lead to a satisfying finish.

Grape: 100% Montepulciano  

Region: Abruzzi

Abv: 12.5%

Size: 75cl

Price: £10.55 per bottle

Bove Feudi d'albe Montepulciano d'Abruzz

Tenuta Castelgiocondo Frescobaldi Campo ai Sassi Rosso di Montalcino 2017

 

The striking bouquet delivers pronounced aromas of violets, enriched by notes of blackcurrant and blackberry. Smooth, but well structured on the palate, this rich and generous wine has evident but controlled tannins and a wonderful persistency on the finish.

Grape: 100% Sangiovese

Region: Tuscany

Abv: 13%

Size: 75cl

Price: £26.25 per bottle

Tenuta Castelgiocondo Frescobaldi Campo

Monti Faustino Amarone Valpolicella Classico 2015

 

Monte Faustino`s fantastic Amarone has an incredible concentration of black cherries on the nose. The palate is oppulent and full bodied with a velvety texture and notes of black fruits, bitter chocolate, walnuts and cinnamon. Silky tannins envelop the fruit and leaves an incredibly long, chocolatey finish.

Grape: 65% Corvina 30% Rondinella 5% Molinara

Region: Veneto

Abv: 17%

Size: 75cl

Price: £46.95 per bottle

Monti Faustino Amarone Valpolicella Clas

San Antini 2018/2019

 

Deep purple in colour with intense aromas of blackberries and cherries with rich, robust characteristics that are typical of the region. The palate is intensely spicy with cherryish and jammy black fruit flavours, full, rich and well rounded. A portion was aged in oak to soften the palate and add some smoky character. Smooth tannins combine with the rich fruit flavours to create a full and flavoursome finish.

Grape: 100% Montepulciano

Region: Abruzzo

Abv: 12%

Size: 75cl

Price: £8.85 per bottle

San Antini Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

Senso Rubicon 2018/2019

 

A fruity and easy drinking Sangiovese from the Rubicone IGT of Emilia Romagna in northern Italy. Bursting full of red cherries, plums and soft berry flavours which combine with soft tannins and a medium acidity to leave a fresh and juicy impression on the palate.

Grape: 100% Sangiovese

Region: Emilia Romagna

Abv: 12%

Size: 75cl

Price: £6.95 per bottle

Senso Sangiovese Rubicone

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