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  • Pinot Rosa Frizzante (Pink Prosecco) Sacchetto

    Pinot Rosa Frizzante, gently sparkling “This delight should be on everyone’s picnic table.” said The Daily Telegraph

    grape typePinot Noir
    wine styleSparkling
    countryItaly
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv11%-12.5%

    £9.99

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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.

    grape typeOther Single Varietal White
    wine styleSparkling
    countryItaly
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv11%-12.5%

    £9.99

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  • Brunelli Bianco di Custoza

    Voted  in both “money no object” and “best value for money” top 5 by our Zoom 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 creamywith a lingering minerally finish. Yummy!

    grape typeWhite Blends
    wine styleDry & Soft Whites
    countryItaly
    vintage2019
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv11%-12.5%

    Regular Price: £12.50
    Special Price: £10.50

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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.”

    grape typeOther Single Varietal Red
    wine styleRich & Fruity Reds
    countryItaly
    vintage2018
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv13-13.5%

    £12.50

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  • Brunelli Ripasso “Pa’Riondo”

    This is a serious contender for the Hughes Family Turkey Dinner Red.

    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%.

    grape typeRed Blends
    wine styleBig & Robust Reds
    countryItaly
    vintage2016
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv14%+

    £15.00

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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.

    grape typePrimitivo
    wine styleBig & Robust Reds
    countryItaly
    vintage2016
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv14%+

    £17.00

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  • “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.

    grape typePrimitivo
    wine styleBig & Robust Reds
    countryItaly
    vintage2016
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv14%+

    £17.00

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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.

    grape typePrimitivo
    wine styleBig & Robust Reds
    countryItaly
    vintage2017
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv14%+

    £17.00

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  • Fellone Primitivo di Puglia

    Fellone Primitivo di Puglia

    Maybe one for sipping into the early hours after all your virtual guests have switched-off……

    If you thought Anarkos was good, then here’s his big, big brother! The knockout favourite wine at last year’s Christmas tastings in Gerrards Cross and Presteigne.
    Simply put, this red wine is delicious and if ever you doubted you would spend over £20 a bottle on a red wine from southern Italy, then doubt no more.

    Drink now to end 2022.

     

     

     

    grape typeOther Single Varietal Red
    wine styleRich & Fruity Reds
    countryItaly
    vintage2013
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv14%+

    £21.50

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  • I Ciacca “Nostalgia” Maturano White from Lazio

    I Ciacca “Nostalgia” Maturano

    Once in a while a wine insists you must buy it, here’s one. Rich, fat, mouth-filling, complex, creamy and the most beautiful colour you’ll ever see on a white wine. A truly top class Italian white.

    Ever heard of the “Maturano” grape variety? Nor I.

    The Di Ciacca family, a third-generation Scots-Italian clan, has been working to bring this indigenous, organically-grown grape variety back to life on the family’s estate in Picinisco, in Lazio.

    Italian consultant Alberto Antonini (named as one of the world’s top 5 winemakers by his peers) is guiding Di Ciacca’s Maturano mission.

    grape typeOther Single Varietal White
    wine styleRich Whites
    countryItaly
    vintage2017
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv14%+

    £25.00

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  • Brunelli Amarone Classico

    Luigi Brunelli’s Amarone Classico is a perfect example of this wine as defined by Cassiodorus: “drinkable purple of incredible smoothness”. Multiple Gold-medal winner, and for me, the best Amarone I tasted out of over 100 at the Vinitaly Trade Wine Fair in Verona.

    grape typeRed Blends
    wine styleBig & Robust Reds
    countryItaly
    vintage2017
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv14%+

    £29.50

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  • Dunico 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 sandy soil of the vineyards. Aged for over nine months in French oak it’s a whopping 16% alc but despite that, it’s the most complex of the range, maybe that’s what you expect for nearly £30 a bottle.

    grape typePrimitivo
    wine styleBig & Robust Reds
    countryItaly
    vintage2016
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv14%+

    £29.50

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