ITALY

OLD VINES, NEW WINES

 

It is an often overlooked fact that Italy has the second biggest wine production in the world, behind France. Many of Italy’s wines are almost regional in nature, having been grown from some of the oldest and most ancient vines in the world, and from grape varieties that are rarely seen outside of Italy. The climate is temperate in the North trending to hot in the South, which can make a huge difference to the character of the wines produced. The current fashion for Pinot Grigio shows no sign of abating with discerning drinkers sourcing better quality estate bottled Pinots and the softer Pinot Blush. Trend setting reds seems to be Nero D’Avola and Primitivo, the latter having gone on to form the basis of Californian Zinfandel production.

THE BRANDS

 

Our Millevini range is worthy of consideration as a multi-varietal house wine, with seven styles, mainly from the Venezie. They are exclusive on trade brands and represent great value for money. There is a superb range of Pinot Grigios with Tommasi Pinot being the best we have to offer. Don’t overlook the fashionable Nero D’Avola, Primitivo and the more traditional Montepulciano. We are also still proud to offer the King of Italian reds, the Barolo.

White Wine

 

Ca Del Lago Pinot Grigio

Green apple with peach & pear notes, into a finish with hints of elderflower.

 

Jack Rabbit Pinot Grigio

Dry and crisp with flavours of fresh apples. Light, vibrant Italian speciality.

 

Caleo Inzolia

Ripe, juicy, off dry fruit driven white wine from Sicily.

Gavi La Luciana

Full and delicate, with an elegant bouquet of flowers and fruit. The palate is attractively young, dry, fresh andwellbalanced. The Italian
answer to Chablis.

Cortefresca Pinot Grigio

An elegant, soft and dry white wine with excellent flinty minerality. Enjoy this wine with pasta dishes, white meats or fish. Serve chilled.

Sentina Pinot Grigio

Sentina Pinot Grigio is an intense straw colour and has an expressive and delightfully fruity bouquet. The palate is dry, soft, full bodied and well balanced.

Rose Wine

 

Ca Del Lago Pinot Grigio Blush

Off dry in style, scent of wild flowers into a delicious mixture of white peaches and strawberries.          

 

Cortefresca Pinot Grigio Blush

Delicious off-dry to medium Italian blush.
Lovely light style with hints of strawberries and raspberries.

Red Wine

  

Caleo Primitevo

This wine is a hard to find grape variety. The Primitevo is the original ancient vines which now are renamed zinfandel throughout the new world. This is a full lush juicy red with a hint of earthiness.

 

Caleo Nero D’Avola

Produced in the eastern part of Sicily. Sapid and round on the palate, it has a fruity aftertaste

 

Vezzani Montepulciano D’Abruzzo

Soft, silky raspberry and red cherry flavours with notes of damson jam and a touch of spice.

Valpolicella Farina Ripasso Superiore

A dark ruby-red color, with the fragrance of pepper, fruit marmalade (cherries, prunes) and spices, licorice and ginger. Excellent with roasted meats and cheeses

 

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