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Brunelli Bianco di Custoza
Bianco di Custoza has long been on 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!White BlendsDry & Soft WhitesItaly2018750 ml11%-12.5%
Anarkos Rosso di Puglia
Probably our best-selling red. A clear candidate for our 12 wines of Christmas Offer.
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.”
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 recently. 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.
Drink now to end 2020.Other Single Varietal RedRich & Fruity RedsItaly2017750 ml13-13.5%
£11.00Add to basket
Villa Cialdini Lambrusco Rosso Dry Red
Sparkling red. Drink very chilled!
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 RedSparklingItaly2015750 ml11%-12.5%
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%+
£14.50Add to basket
Prosecco Valdobbaidene DOCG Col de L’Utia Single Vineyard 2016 Vintage
Top of the range Prosecco from Paolo Sacchetto’s (even higher quality) DOCG Valdobbiadene, and single vineyard Col de L’Utia.Other Single Varietal WhiteSparklingItaly2016750 ml11%-12.5%
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%.Red BlendsBig & Robust RedsItaly2016750 ml14%+
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%+
Fellone Primitivo di Puglia
Maybe one for sipping into the early hours after all the guests have gone……
If you thought Anarkos was good, then here’s his big, big brother! The knockout favourite wine at our Christmas tastings in Gerrards Cross and Presteigne again this year.
Simply put, this red wine is delicious and if ever you doubted you would spend £20 a bottle on a red wine from southern Italy, then doubt no more.
Drink now to end 2021.Other Single Varietal RedRich & Fruity RedsItaly2013750 ml14%+
£19.50Add to basket
Brunelli Campo del Maestro “9 Grapes Appassimento”
This “cru” is dedicated the grape Master, who managed this vineyard in the past and who dared to suggest an Amarone could be improved by a non-local variety. So 8 grapes became 9 grapes and the wine was declassified. “I can’t believe it’s not Amarone”
Corvina Veronese 40%, Oseleta 20%, Rondinella 5%, Negrara 5%, Corvinone 10%, Croatina 5%, Forselina 5%, Dindarella 5%, Cabernet Franc 10%.Red BlendsBig & Robust RedsItaly2016750 ml14%+
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