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Italian Wine

Pio Cesare vineyard

Veneto

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Principato Pinot Grigio
Veneto    
Price: £6.95  Bin No.IT62

Shows delicate, floral and fruity aromas with a hint of stone fruit. The palate is crisp with citrus characters and a limey and lightly spicy finish.

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Baccolo Bianco ‘Appassimento’
Veneto 
Price: £8.95  Bin No.IT67

Straw-yellow, this dry wine has concentrated aromas of ripe fruits. The palate unfolds with fresh, generous flavour, showing stone fruit notes with citrus nuances.

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Pinot Grigio  del Veneto 
  Rosé   Dea del Mare
Price: £6.95  Bin No.  IT94

This crisp and dry Pinot Grigio Blush  has delicate aromas of summer fruits and bursts with flavours of strawberry and raspberry.

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Cantina di Negrar

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Cantina di Negrar Garganega
Veneto
Price: £8.95  Bin No. IT64

From the  grape that produces Soave ,  a nose of pear and almond, with white flower, melon and peach on the palate. Slightly tropical, well balanced with a good length, refreshing and aromatic

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Corvina  
Cantina di Negrar
Price: £8.95  Bin No IT17

Corvina is the main and best grape that goes into the blend of Valpolicella and this excellent red from the illustrious Cantina di Negrar firm close to Lake Garda is packed with delicious cherry fruit flavour.

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Valpolicella Ripasso
Cantina di Negrar
Price: £12.95  Bin No.IT18

A blend of  Corvina,  Corvinone  and Rondinella,  Iintense ruby red in colour with a complex nose of red fruits with spicy. Full-bodied and velvety smooth with well-balanced tannins and acidity

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Amarone della Valpolicella
Cantina di Negrar
Price: £23.95  Bin No.IT24

Intense flavours of black fruits and dried prunes, with hints of spices. Full bodied and very smooth, with beautifully balanced velvety tannins.

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Tomassi

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Valpolicella Ripasso  
Tomassi
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Price: £21.50  Bin No IT21

A deep, bright ruby red in colour, rich and intensely spicy on the nose, with notes of cherry jam and black pepper. On the palate it is full-bodied yet elegant, with gentle, silky tannins and a long finish.

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Amarone della Valpolicella
Tomassi
 
Price: £47.50  Bin No.IT22
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Intense ruby red colour, the nose reveals intense and clean scents of very ripe cherry, black cherry, wild berries followed by fresh and slightly spicy tones. In the mouth it is dry and soft at the same time, enveloping and of great balance thanks to the excellent balance between acidity and tannins. The whole tasting is embellished with a very pleasant tannic texture, which fades towards a finish of excellent persistence, with light hints of red fruit.

Piemonte

Aromatic, zesty nose with notes of apple, lime and white flower. The wine has juicy apple and lemon characters, and is textural with attractive minerality. The finish is balanced, with a zesty quality.

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Gavi   La Battistina
Piemonte
Price: £10.99  Bin No. IT60

Fresh, clean and spicy aromas. Salty, with ripe fruit and rich, complex flavour. Great ageing potential.

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Pio Cesare Gavi 
  Piemonte
Price: £19.50  Bin No. IT66
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Barbera 
d'Asti ‘Ceppi Storici’ Araldica
Price: £8.99   Bin No IT011
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2015 Barolo Fiori Araldica
Price: £16.99   Bin No. IT012
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2018  Barbera d’Alba
  Il Ciotto Bovio  
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Price: £14.95   Bin No.IT04

t’s hard to think of a better all-purpose red than Barbera: it can be drunk on its own, with all manner of dishes (even fish), and when made seriously, from the small yields of old vines, can be a fine wine in its own right. 

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Complex nose of plum, mulberry, ripe strawberry and brown spice  The tannins are firm and pleasingly supported with plump fruit and a round silky texture, giving a good lengthy finish.

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Warm, spicy aromas of blueberries and plums. The palate combines generous ripe fruit with juicy cherry characters and spicy notes beneath. Soft oak tannins offer an extra dimension to the texture

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A classic style Barolo. Excellent structure, harmony and elegance. Soft tannins and balanced fruit. Approachable, but with a very long ageing potential.

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2015 / 16 Barolo 
  Pio Cesare
Price: £54.50   Bin No.IT09

Full body, balance and concentration. Ripe fruit and spicy. Very long life.

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Big, powerful structure, rich with ripe fruit. Soft and spicy. Sweet and ripe tannins. Long ageing potential. Very few bottles produced every year.

2017 Barbera d'Alba 'Fides'
 Pio Cesare
Price: £39.50   Bin No IT10

Tuscany

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Chianti  Reserva 
Volpetto
Price: £9.95  Bin No. IT13

L Volpetto Chianti is well structured and full bodied, lively and intense. To be served with red meats, roasts, pasta with meat sauce and cheese.

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Deep ruby red colour.  Aromas intense with fruity, floral and spicy notes. Palate is

balanced and concrete tannin with a fresh acidity, which extends into fruity and spicy notes.

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2016 Chianti  Classico 
Chioccioli Estate
Price: £24.50  Bin No. IT05

L Volpetto Chianti is well structured and full bodied, lively and intense. To be served with red meats, roasts, pasta with meat sauce and cheese.

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Chianti
 Volpetto
Price: £8.99  Bin No. IT33

Plums and cherries, joyful mid palate with plenty of substance.

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2015  Rosso di Montalcino 
  La Rasina   
Price: £21.95  Bin No.  IT14

Very bright nose with plenty of vibrant cherry hints. Violets and red flowers on the palate followed by silky tannins and plenty of forest fruits. Full and juicy with big and bold black fruit flavours.

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2012    Brunello di Montalcino 
   Romitorio
Price: £39.95  Bin No.  IT15

Sicily and Sardinia

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Ca'di Ponti  Catarratto
Price: £6.79  Bin No.  IT63
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Dea del Mare Pinot Grigio  
Price: £6.95  Bin No.  IT74
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Miopasso Fiano 
The Wine People  
Price: £8.50  Bin No.  IT81

Ripe peach and tropical fruit aromas with hints of barley sugar and a lightly herbal note. More stone fruit characters on the palate, gently honeyed, and finishing with fresh citrus acidity.

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Very pale lemon coloured, the nose shows spicy pears and preserved lemon. The palate is mouth wateringly refreshing, with apple and pear flavours

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The perfectly ripened grapes combine with crisp, citrus acidity, to give the wine a lovely balance. Fresh and floral with touches of honey

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Intense aromas of both citrus and tropical fruit flavours. Fresh and citrussy, with a floral bouquet and some tropical fruit aromas.

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Fedele Bianco - organic
Price: £8.50  Bin No.  IT68

Full-flavoured, spicy red with perfumed aromas of wild strawberry and black cherry. The palate has fruit flavours with lightly smoky and savoury notes, a hint of bitter chocolate and structured tannins.

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Nero d'Avola
Ca’ di Ponti
Price: £6.98  Bin No.  IT23

A fine, perfumed style of Cannonau (Grenache) from a single vineyard in Romangia in northwest Sardinia, an area where the island's most widely planted red grape thrives.

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Sa Raja Cannonau  Sardinia
Price: £13.85  Bin No.  IT26

Packed with rich black cherry fruit, this organic red is made predominantly from the increasingly popular Nero d’Avola grape variety.

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Fedele Rosso – organic
Price: £7.99  Bin No.  IT20

Puglia & Basilicata

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Miopasso Primitivo
Puglia 
Price: £8.50 Bin No.  IT01
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Aglianico del Vulture  Paternoster Basilicata 
Price: £13.50   Bin No.  IT03

Robust at the same time as smooth and silky. Rich in fruit, with a certain “savoury” feel, it  has an abundance of ripe, dark berry flavours and is good with  rich, meaty pasta dishes.

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Garnet red in colour. The nose has highly complex aromas with hints of underbrush, violets and cocoa. Full-bodied, with a sweet red fruit character with oak nuances and persistent fruit notes.

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A straw yellow color that contains brilliant green reflections. Intense and persistent aromas with sensations of delicate white flowers and fruit. Fresh and balanced, with a clean finish.

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Paternoster Falanghina
Basilicata  
Price: £13.50  Bin No.  IT61

Abbruzzo

A fruity, tangy and vibrant medium-bodied red with flavours of juicy red cherries, wild herbs and earthy spice.

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Dea del Mare Montepulciano d'Abruzzo  Dea del Mare
Price: £6.98  Bin No. IT201
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