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Prosecco Colli Trevigiani Sacchetto
Recommended in the Daily Telegraph: “highly drinkable, a great pick-me-up.”
Perfect party wine! Selected here to be a very different alternative to Champagne in every way; it is semi-sparkling so does not attract the higher Sparkling Duty rate. Prosecco grape is very much a light, fruity, versatile wine. Perfect also as a pre-dinner aperitif. Paolo Sacchetto’s Estate in the north east of Italy produces a range of wines, but this Prosecco is the one which stood out for me. Dry and fruity.Other Single Varietal WhiteSparklingItaly750 ml11%-12.5%
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Anarkos Rosso di Puglia
Anarkos Rosso di Puglia
The label is attention-seeking, as is the bright red plastic cork (not my favourite closure, I must admit, but the wine insisted I buy it! The wine has attitude and is a provocative one, railing against the plight of the region (see their website). The region reminds me of the Languedoc in France – loads of rubbish wines but increasing numbers of fanatics making really top wines as they should be made. This was one of my favourite winery visits af the last few years. The wine is made from a blend of the local varieties Primitivo, Negro Amaro and Malvasia Nera and should be consumed in conspiratorial bars in the south of Italy with huge helpings of pasta.
Previous vintages recommended; Recommended in The Daily Telegraph: “another one of Mark Hughes’ brilliant finds. Absolutely delicious blend of Primitivo, Negro Amaro and Malvasia. Lush and plush like velvet, also juicy, scented, intense, rich brimming with the smell of violets, deep purple plums and bitter cherries. Such a joy!
Recommended by Oz Clarke as one of his 250 best wines of 2012: “an excellent example of how southern Italian reds are starting to express their own fabulous originality. It’s bulging with youth and it’s soft, yet tempered by a nice edgy bitterness.”Other Single Varietal RedRich & Fruity RedsItaly2018750 ml13-13.5%
Brunelli Bianco di Custoza
Voted in both “money no object” and “best value for money” top 5 by our Virtual Tasters this summer.
Bianco di Custoza has long been one of my favourite white Italian wines. Situated on the sunny shores of Lake Garda it is a blend of Trebbiano, Garganega, Cortese, Riesling and Malvasia grapes. The resultant wine is soft and creamy with a lingering minerally finish. Yummy!White BlendsDry & Soft WhitesItaly2019750 ml11%-12.5%
Dolcetto delle Langhe La Fusina
Another top find from a hunting mission at Vinitaly; having found my favourite Barolo, I then tasted all their other wines and no surprise they we all lovely! Another single vineyard beauty from the Abbona family. I have long enjoyed the Dolcetto grape variety for its cherry-like flavours and freshness, quite a contrast to Barolo. No lengthy aging, no oak aging just vibrant fruit but still with grip.Other Single Varietal RedRich & Fruity RedsItaly2019750 ml13-13.5%
Villa Cialdini Lambrusco Rosso Dry Red
Sparkling red. Drink very chilled!
Previous vintages much recommended in the national press.
The Times Sat 10th December 2016
Daily Telegraph Star Buy last Christmas
Pick of the Summer Reds 2013 -Sunday Times.
Top 12 Fizzes for Christmas 2012 – Daily TelegraphOther Single Varietal RedSparklingItaly2019750 ml11%-12.5%
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Brunelli Ripasso “Pa’Riondo”
This is a serious contender for the Hughes Family Sunday Dinner Red. 2017 vintage tasting beautifully now, but, boy, will it also get even better over the next few years.
Rich, complex but very silky textures make this a delight. The Ripasso technique consists in refermenting a Valpolicella on the sugars and yeast-rich grape skins of the area’s top wine, Amarone.
This results in the wine becoming full-bodied, with a great concentration of colour and perfume.Corvina Veronese 65%, Rondinella 25%, Corvinone 10%.Red BlendsBig & Robust RedsItaly2017750 ml14%+
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Dogliani La Fusina
100% Dolcetto grape variety at its most expressive here from the Dogliani DOCG. Deeply coloured, perfumed of dark cherries, brooding and soft. Not a variety to be aged in oak in my opinion and this one isn’t.Other Single Varietal RedRich & Fruity RedsItaly2019750 ml13-13.5%
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Felline Primitivo di Manduria
Based on the huge popularity of “Fellone” I thought we should have a closer look at the Primitivo grape. Here’s one of four more, each with a distinct “terroir”. What’s the Italian for “terroir”, I wonder? This one is distinctive due to the red soil of the vineyards. Aged for six months in French oak.PrimitivoBig & Robust RedsItaly2017750 ml14%+
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Giravolta Primitivo di Manduria
Based on the huge popularity of “Fellone” I thought we should have a closer look at the Primitivo grape. Here’s one of four more, each with a distinct “terroir”. What’s the Italian for “terroir”, I wonder? This one is distinctive due to the calcareous white soil of the vineyards. Aged for nine months in French oak.PrimitivoBig & Robust RedsItaly2016750 ml14%+
“Zinfandel” Primitivo di Manduria from Felline
With the huge success of Fellone, I decided that Primitivo needed a closer inspection, so here’s one of four new ones, all from Felline down in the south of Italy.This one is a slight variation, being styled “Zinfandel Californiano”. That’s what they call it over there but is a strain of Primitivo all the same. Terroir is Mandurian black soil and the 15% wine was aged for six months in French and American oak.PrimitivoBig & Robust RedsItaly2016750 ml14%+
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