We're huge fans of Italy as it has a vast range of grape varieities and styles.With it being Summer time, we've put together a mixed selection to help you explore it.
Biscardo Rosapasso, Veneto: Strawberry and cherry flavours are supported by a mineral streak with a smooth texture - a lovely rosé ideal for the sunshine. Made from Pinot Nero and is vegan/vegetarian friendly.
San Silvestro Cortese, Piedmont: This is the grape used for Gavi/Gavi di Gavi. Dry and refreshing, with vibrant and fruity aromatics underpinned by floral notes. Intense notes of crunchy green apple are layered with mineral tones and a delicious mouthwatering lemon-peel finish. Vegan/vegetarian friendly.
Vigneti del Vulture Pipoli Greco-Fiano, Basilicata: One of our all-time favourite wines. Fresh tropical fruit with floral aromatics. The vineyards are 800m above sea level, which has helped the acidity and balance of the wine. The volcanic soil provides a nice minerality too. Very much one for the summer!
Montresor Lugana Bio, Lombardy: Made from Turbiana, Fragrant aromas of white flower, tropical fruit and wild crushed herbs. The palate is bright and delicate, with gently honeyed notes and characters of honeydew melon, peach and grapefruit. Fresh, zesty acidity and subtle almond hints on the finish. Vegan & Vegetarian friendly, organic and sustainably grown. Very popoular at the moment, and understandably so!
Mandrarossa Costadune Frappato, Sicily: A red you can drink on its own, on the nose stand out aromas of morello cherry and black cherries, notes of small red fruits and sweet spices. On the palate it is savory, with good persistence. Can be chilled slightly in the warm weather too.
Vigenti Zabu Il Passo Nerello Mascalese, Sicily: A lovely option for a BBQ - On the nose, there are intense aromas of red fruits, combined spicy notes of coffee and chocolate. On the palate, it is vibrant and well balanced with soft tannins and a long, silky finish.