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.
Product Code: IW00212
A typically light and refreshing example of Soave, with a gently floral character, and an attractive mineral note. More »
Product Code: IW00912
Definitely a superior Soave, the Zeni family's example from the hilly Classico area is gently floral with a hint of green apples. Once in the mouth it is fresh and zingy like a good Sauvignon Blanc. More »
Product Code: IW80412
A crisp, dry, aromatic white with aromas of elderflower, with hints of ripe apples. More »