Italy

Northern Italy produces a wide range of wines, from full bodied tannic Barolo to delicate Soave. It has a large number of unique local grape varieties and a moderate climate with short dry summers.

Refreshing whites and premium full-bodied reds from both local and international grapes are also made with great success in Central Italy. This region is dominated by the Apennines. Coastal regions on both sides of the country benefit from cooling sea breezes.

Italy is finally getting the attention it deserves for its fine wines and now is a great time to be discovering them - increased temperatures have delivered good to excellent vintages in all but a handful of years since 1995.

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Brunello Di Montalcino

By Abbadia Ardenga
Toscana, Italy

Sangiovese 100%

Brunello Di Montalcino is Ruby Red verging on garnet. It has an ample, ethereal scent with hints of wild berries. Its taste is full-bodied, warm, intense, velvety and harmonious.

Brunello Di Montalcino Riserva D.O.C.G

By Abbadia Ardenga
Toscana, Italy

Sangiovese 100%

Colour is Ruby red verging on garnet, aroma is an Ethereal bouquet with scents of plum jam and hints of vanilla and spices. Robust, warm, pleasant and harmonious taste, best paired with the savoury dishes of traditional cuisine, especially stews and ripe Pecorino cheese.

Brunello Di Montalcino Vigna D.O.C.G

By Abbadia Ardenga
Toscana, Italy

Sangiovese 100%

This wine is the most complex and elegant expression of the Sangiovese grape variety. It is produced with the grapes from the vineyard “Piaggia”. Deep ruby red in colour. Ample and intense aromas of red fruits and berries with a light spice and hints of balsamic. In the mouth it is full-bodied and harmonious with an elegant and persistent finish.

Rosso Di Montalcino

By Abbadia Ardenga
Toscana, Italy

Sangiovese 100%

Rosso Di Montalcino is ruby red in colour and has fresh, distinctive and pleasantly fruity aroma. It has a delicate, harmonious and persistent taste.

Ca’ di Rajo Prosecco Brut NV

By Ca’ di Rajo
Piave, Italy

Glera 100%

Bright, straw-yellow with green highlights. The perlage is delicate and persistent. Bouquet of acacia flowers, good intensity with notes of apple, lemon and grapefruit. It has a good structure, soft with emerging fruity notes; balanced and full bodies. It is pleasant and harmonious on the palate. This is the right wine for celebrations. Perfect as an aperitif but also with desserts.

Terredirai Prosecco Extra Dry NV

By Ca’ di Rajo
Piave, Italy

Glera 100%

Bright, straw-yellow with green highlights. The perlage is delicate and persistent. Bouquet of acacia flowers, good intensity with notes of apple, lemon and grapefruit. It has a good structure, soft with emerging fruity notes; balanced and full bodies. It is pleasant and harmonious on the palate.

Canti Pinot Grigio Brut

By Canti
Italy

Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio 100%

Harmonious, elegant of medium body.

ABV 11.5%

Canti Pinot Grigio Rosé Brut

By Canti
Italy

Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio 100%

A revolutionary pink fizz, that's super refreshing, not too dry with lovely delicate flavours that will set any celebration alight.

ABV 11.5%

Canti Chardonnay

By Canti
Veneto, Italy

Chardonnay 100%

Ripe peach and nectarine in flavour, in harmony with a light citrus finish, delivering a rounded medium bodied wine.

Ideal with Risotto, pasta, white meats and seafood.

ABV 12.5%

Canti Merlot

By Canti
Italy

Merlot 100%

Full bodied with intense ripe black cherry flavours and delicate soft tannins. On the palate is ethereal and pleasantly spicy. Ideal with Pasta dishes, grilled red meats, BBQ Continental sausages and firm cheeses.

ABV 13.0%

Casa Sant Orsola Prosecco Brut NV

By Casa Sant Orsola
Italy

Glera 100%

This is a fresh and fruity wine with hints of grapes, apples and white peaches, pleasantly soft on the palate. A wine for every occasion.

ABV 11.5%

Marchesini - Pinot Grigio Pavia Tipica

By Casa Sant Orsola
Italy

Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio 100%

Villa Garducci - Pinot Grigio

By Casa Sant Orsola
Italy

Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio 100%

Clean and elegant with good fruit concentration with nicer minerality. Moderate length and complexity. Ripe peach like aromas and apple flavours compliment the wine.

ABV 12.0%

Marchesini - Pinot Grigio Rosé

By Casa Sant Orsola
Veneto, Italy

Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio 100%

Dry and subtly flavoured raspberry and apple scented rose.

Villa Garducci - Pinot Grigio Rosé

By Casa Sant Orsola
Italy

Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio 100%

Good fruit concentration on palate with nice mineral notes. Good weight and acidic balance. A great accompaniment to Risotto, pasta, white meats and seafood. Serving temperature 13°C

Casa Sant Orsola Chianti

By Casa Sant Orsola
Tuscany, Italy

Canaiolo Nero, Sangiovese

The colour is ruby red tending toward garnet with ageing. The perfume is intense, vinous and with almond scents. The flavour is dry with fruity notes. It accompanies grilled and red meats. It is suitable for all courses. Serving temperature should be 18-20°C.

Casa Sant Orsola Valpolicella

By Casa Sant Orsola
Valpolicella

Corvina, Molinara, Rondinella

Ruby red wine of medium intensity. Vinous, pleasant, delicate, it is perfect to accompany first courses, red meats and pasta.

Villa Garducci - Montepulciano D'Abruzzo DOC

By Casa Sant Orsola
Italy

Montepulciano 100%

Intense ruby red colour with violet nuances. The perfumes vinous and pleasant. The flavour is dry, soft and lightly tannic. Pairs well with meat dishes, spaghetti, lamb.

Gavi

By Fratelli Casetta
Piedmont, Italy

Cortese 100%

Straw-Yellow in colour with greenish highlights. It has a characteristic delicate bouquet, being very soft and persistent. It is also dry and fresh in taste with notes of flowers, fresh fruit and lemons. It is full, well balanced and elegant. This Gavi Wine is described by the experts as being a gem among the wines from Piemonte. Excellent as an aperitif, with starters, fish and shellfish dishes, white meat, pasta, risotto and pizza.

Gavi Di Gavi

By Fratelli Casetta
Piedmont, Italy

Cortese 100%

Straw-Yellow in colour with greenish highlights. It has a characteristic delicate bouquet, being very soft and persistent. It is also dry and fresh in taste with notes of flowers and lemon. It is full, well balanced and elegant. Excellent as an aperitif, with starters, fish and shellfish dishes, white meat, pasta, risotto and pizza.

La Fattoria Bianco

By Fratelli Casetta
Piedmont, Italy

Cortese 100%

Pale straw-yellow in colour with greenish highlights. A fragrant bouquet of fruit and flowers, soft with a crisp finish. Excellent as an aperitif, it is also ideal with starters, fish dishes, white meat, pasta, risotto and pizza.

Roero Arneis

By Fratelli Casetta
Piedmont, Italy

Arneis 100%

Straw yellow colour Intense and elegant bouquet with fruit and white flower hint Soft and nice on the palate with a fresh and flavour finish. It is a great aperitif. Ideal with appetizer, rice and pasta, fish dishes

Roero Arneis Mumplin

By Fratelli Casetta
Piedmont, Italy

Arneis 100%

Straw-yellow in colour, intense and elegant bouquet with ripe pears, hawthorn blossom and acacia honey. Nice finish with a pleasant almondy aftertaste. Excellent as an aperitif, with appetisers, rice, pasta, white meat and vegetables. Also a great combination with oyster and fish dishes.

Barbaresco D.O.C.G

By Fratelli Casetta
Piedmont, Italy

Nebbiolo 100%

Brilliant ruby red colour with garnet highlights Full and intense bouquet, with violet and black berries hints. Well-bodied wine with full flavour in the mouth. Intense fruit and soft tannins. Wine with structure capable of withstanding the test of time Perfect with main courses especially based on red meat, roast lamb, medium or mature cheese.

Barbaresco Vigna Magallo

By Fratelli Casetta
Piedmont, Italy

Nebbiolo 100%

Brilliant red in colour with garnet highlights tending to orange over time. It has an intense bouquet, with ripe fruit aromas and delicate spices. Great structure and fruit fill the mouth. Elegant tannins with full flavour that compliment the bouquet. A lingering finish. Perfect with main courses especially based on red meat, roast lamb, medium or mature cheeses. Also a perfect after dinner wine. This wine has great structure for long ageing.

Barbera D'Alba

By Fratelli Casetta
Piedmont, Italy

Barbera 100%

Barbera D’Alba is Deep Red in colour with purple reflections. It has an intense bouquet with fruity notes, full and persistent. This is an elegant wine with a fruity aftertaste.
This wine is perfect for every day meals especially salami, pasta, meats dishes and cheese.

Barbera D'Alba Baralin

By Fratelli Casetta
Piedmont, Italy

Barbera 100%

Barilin is a high quality wine with limited production. This wine is made from specially selected grapes that come from old vines with limited harvest to guarantee maximum quality over time.
It is deep red in colour with purple reflections. It has an intense bouquet with ripe fruit notes of plums and cherries with hints of spices and vanilla. Full persistent taste, well balanced with soft tannins and acidity with a long finish. Excellent with main meat based courses, risotto, pasta and cheese.

Barolo D.O.C.G

By Fratelli Casetta
Piedmont, Italy

Nebbiolo 100%

Brilliant ruby red in colour with garnet highlights. It has a full and intense bouquet, with hints of withered flowers and dark red fruit overtones. On the palate it is dry, but velvety, full and harmonious. This is a wine with a structure capable of withstanding well over the years. Perfect accompaniment with red meat dishes, roasted or braised beef and matures cheeses. Also ideal for after dinner.

Dolcetto D'Alba Magallo

By Fratelli Casetta
Piedmont, Italy

Dolcetto 100%

The Dolcetto wine is deep red in colour with violet highlights. It has a fine and fruity bouquet with overtones of plum and black cherries. Pleasantly dry in the mouth, well structured with velvety and full sensations by the soft tannins. It has a long fruity aftertaste. Ideal for ‘everyday’ drinking, with starters, pasta and rice dishes, vegetables and red and white meats.

Nebbiolo Langhe

By Fratelli Casetta
Langhe, Piemonte Italy

Nebbiolo 100%

Brilliant red in colour with varying intensity, tending to garnet with time. It has an intense bouquet with withered flowers and wild fruit. In the mouth it is warm, velvety and rich in aromas. Well balanced and a lingering finish. Classic pairing with all dishes especially pasta, meat and cheese.

Chianti Rufina I Veroni

By I Veroni
Chianti Rufina, Toscana, Italy

Canaiolo Nero 10%, Sangiovese 90%

This powerful young Chianti has a fruity, floral aroma and its aged for one year in oak barrels and is a good accompaniment to rich foods. Ruby red in colour with purple tones, clear yet bright. Intense and rich perfume yet fine with red berries and ripe red fruits aromas. Medium bodied taste and dry with balanced tannins, harmonic and persistent in the palate. Thanks to its structure this wine goes well as perfect companion for typical Tuscan red meat dishes, game, poultry and stews.

Chianti Rufina Riserva

By I Veroni
Chianti Rufina, Toscana, Italy

Sangiovese 100%

Clear and intense purple red in colour, very intense perfume of blackberries and ripe red fruits, spices and tobacco aromas are combined with a gentle touch of oak scent. Medium to full bodied silky taste with balanced tannins and a long finish. Goes well with game and red meats as well as seasoned cheese.

Rosso IGT di Toscana

By I Veroni
Chianti Rufina, Toscana, Italy

Syrah/Shiraz 10%, Merlot 20%, Sangiovese 70%

Ruby red in colour with violet reflections, conspicuous vivacity, very limpid and with a good smoothness. An intense and persisting perfume, very refined with inkling of wood fruits and of red ripe fruits. Good flavour, tanning, persisting, harmonic and with good substance.

Vin Santo del Chianti Rufina

By I Veroni
Chianti Rufina, Toscana, Italy

Trebbiano/Ugni Blanc 30%, Malvasia 60%, Sangiovese 10%

Clear amber with golden touch notes. Intense flavours of honey, nuts and chestnuts. Creamy and silky on the palate with long lasting rich flavours. Ideal combination for pastries as well as seasoned cheeses.

Portinari Albare

By Umberto Portinari
Soave, Veneto, Italy

Garganega 100%

A classic Soave with mature aromas. Refined with an excellent intensity. There is a slight touch of dried fruit, almonds, white flowers, straw yellow fruit, pear and golden apples. When in the mouth the texture is fresh and soft. It has a persistent finish and an excellent taste-scent quality to it.

Portinari Ronchetto Classico

By Umberto Portinari
Soave, Veneto, Italy

Garganega 100%

A straw colour with great clarity, this wine is a classic example of refined Soave. Grown on volcanic soil it has subtle aromas of fruit. It has floral and citrus sensations with a dry finish. Green apple and crushed pear in the mouth. Cut almonds and great acid to finish.

Chianti Classico Prenzano

By Vignamaggio
Chianti Classico, Italy

Sangiovese 100%

Ruby red in colour with fruity, rich and pleasant aromas. Fresh, silky and well-balanced in the mouth.

Chianti Classico Reserva

By Vignamaggio
Chianti Classico, Italy

Merlot 15%, Sangiovese 85%

The wine is a deep ruby red colour. The aroma is very intense, persistent, delicate and full-bodied, with hints of oak and berries. a full, long, warm mouth feel.

Il Morino

By Vignamaggio
Chianti Classico, Italy

Merlot 35%, Sangiovese 65%

Il Morino is a fresh, pleasant, aromatic wine displaying a ruby red colour and lively on the palate. It's easy drink-ability makes it the perfect accompaniment to light every-day meals.

Vinsanto del Chianti Classico D.O.C.

By Vignamaggio
Chianti Classico, Italy

Trebbiano/Ugni Blanc 50%, Malvasia 50%

The wine is a golden yellow colour with amber reflections, the fragrance is typically of honey and nuts. It is warm on the palate, intense, distinctly sweet but held together by a nice acidity.

Aged Grappa Vignamaggio

By Vignamaggio
Chianti Classico, Italy

Sangiovese 5%

The Grappa has an amber colour, a full aroma with hints of wood and nuts and a smooth, delicate, harmonious flavour.

ABV 40.0%


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