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Italy

With a wine scene as diverse as you find in France, Italy thoroughly deserves its new-found popularity amongst British buyers. As far as white wines go, there is so much more to discover than Pinot Grigio! Gavi and Soave should be remembered in the North, but the South is an equally good source of richer, silkier wines made from grapes such as Fiano and Greco. From the middle are the old favourites but much-improved Vernaccia di San Gimignano, Orvieto, Frascati and Verdicchio. As far as great reds go, Tuscany fields players such as Chianti Classico, Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, and numerous Supertuscans all made from Sangiovese clones. The star players in Piedmont are Barolo, Barbaresco, Alba, Asti and Monferrato using Nebbiolo and Barbera grapes.
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  1. Sesti Grangiovese, Toscana IGT, Castello di Argiano
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    Sesti Grangiovese, Toscana IGT, Castello di Argiano 2013

    Product Code: IR03513

    The Sesti family uses the Sangiovese grapes that don't go into their Brunello and Rosso di Montalcino for this exceptionally good value red with its ripe, gamey flavours that linger in the mouth. Delicious wine! More »
    Montalcino
    Italy
    Sangiovese/Brunello
    Red - Medium-bodied
    Still Red Wine
    13.5%
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    Roast saddle of rabbit with celeriac purée
  2. Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG, Duca di Sasseta
    £13.95 each
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    Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG, Duca di Sasseta 2011

    Product Code: IR11011

    Intense colour, full nose with black fruits, spice and tobacco, rich silky fruit with morello cherries and red fruit on the finish, which is long and sweet. Ripe tannins give balance. More »
    Tuscany/Toscana
    Italy
    Sangiovese/Brunello
    Red - Full & round
    Still Red Wine
    13.0%
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    Ham and cheese tortellini
  3. Montefalco Rosso DOC, Rocca di Fabbri
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    Montefalco Rosso DOC, Rocca di Fabbri 2011

    Product Code: IR10111

    A big wine with masses of explosive flavours, black cherries and well defined tannins. This estate was created in 1984 by local businessman Pietro Vitali and now extends to 60 hectares around the old town of Montefalco. More »
    Montefalco
    Italy
    Sangiovese/Brunello
    Red - Full & round
    Still Red Wine
    15.0%
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    Fillet of beef flambéed in Marsala with ham and cheese
  4. Valpolicella DOC Classico Superiore Ripasso, Morogne, Zeni
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    Valpolicella DOC Classico Superiore Ripasso, Morogne, Zeni 2013

    Product Code: IR00613

    Ripasso is fermented on the lees of Amarone and so gives this wine a rich, concentrated flavour of black cherries and blackberries together with a mellow smoothness. More »
    Valpolicella
    Italy
    Corvina
    Red - Rich & spicy
    Still Red Wine
    14.0%
    Drink or Keep
    Wild boar ragu, with tagliatelli
  5. Greco di Tufo DOCG, Loggia della Serra, Terredora
    £14.40 each
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    Greco di Tufo DOCG, Loggia della Serra, Terredora 2014

    Product Code: IW03114

    A superb wine from Campania in southern Italy with almond and smoky aromas then succulent, sugary grapefruit in the mouth, but entirely dry. Greco is the grape, Tufo is the village situated in a mountainous area of volcanic soils. More »
    Tufo
    Italy
    Greco
    White - Dry & full
    Still White Wine
    12.5%
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    Pork with apricots
  6. Brachetto d'Acqui DOCG "Braida", Giacomo Bologna
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    Brachetto d'Acqui DOCG "Braida", Giacomo Bologna 2014

    Product Code: IR08814

    Beautiful, light (5.5% alc) and lightly fizzy. This semi- sparkling and very sweet red is incredibly moreish and has become something of a cult wine to customers and staff! Filled with strawberry and redcurrant fruits. More »
    Piemonte/Piedmont
    Italy
    Brachetto
    Sparkling - Sweeter
    Sparkling Red
    5.5%
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    Pistachio meat loaf
  7. Cabánico, Basilicata IGT, Alovini
    £14.60 each
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    Cabánico, Basilicata IGT, Alovini 2011

    Product Code: IR06511

    This is one of the top wines from Oronzo Aló, master Basilicatan winemaker. A blend of Cabernet and Aglianico, it has super-soft tannins, summer pudding fruit, a honey-ish core and a velvety texture. A fine wine indeed! More »
    Basilicata
    Italy
    Cabernet Sauvignon
    Red - Medium-bodied
    Still Red Wine
    14.0%
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    Breast of beef stuffed with egg, stewed in tomato
  8. Fiano di Avellino DOCG, Terre Dora, Terredora
    £15.95 each
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    Fiano di Avellino DOCG, Terre Dora, Terredora 2014

    Product Code: IW03214

    From one of the best white DOCG areas in Italy and a great producer, whose vines used to supply the famous Mastroberardino label, this has wonderful natural smokiness, masses of spice, hazelnuts and appley freshness too. More »
    Campania
    Italy
    Fiano
    White - Dry & full
    Still White Wine
    13.5%
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    Turbot - grilled with parsley butter and lemon juice
  9. Pèppoli Chianti Classico DOCG, Antinori
    £16.30 each
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    Pèppoli Chianti Classico DOCG, Antinori 2012

    Product Code: IR10712

    Delicious red cherry fruit with chocolate and vanilla undertones leading to silky tannins on the finish. More »
    Chianti
    Italy
    Sangiovese/Brunello
    Red - Medium-bodied
    Still Red Wine
    13.0%
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