Nero d’Avola IGT
Angelo – Sicilia (13% vol)
Fresh, juicy red from the Sicily’s greatest red grape, Nero d’Avola: this is spicy, succulent and berry-fruited, with a hint of the island’s wildness.
Ardesia – Veneto (12.5% vol)
The rich ruby red color is complimented by its perfumes, scents of forest fruits with a prolonged after taste of black cherry make our Merlot truly enjoyable.
Salice Salentino Riserva
Ducale – Puglia (13% vol)
A classic wine from the south of Italy, this Salice Salentino offers deliciously harmonious mature fruit, with notes of black cherry, raisins and leather.
Primitivo “Il Medaglione”
Leone de Castris – Puglia (14% vol)
Deep red wine with an intense nose of blackberry and plum.In the mouth it is warm, velvety and balanced. Full bodied.
Chianti Colli Arretini
Logge Vasari – Tuscany (12.5% vol)
Dry, fruity, slightly tannic, with good structure, overall balanced and harmonious. Robust and valuable wine, good for many occasions.
Zenato – Veneto (13.5 % vol)
The wine has a ruby red colour, a delicate bouquet reminiscent of cherries and wild berries. The wine is full-bodied and dry with a velvety finish.
“Colle Secco” – Abruzzo (13.5% vol)
Ruby red in colour with violet tinges, emanating hints of mature red fruit and violet and spicy notes of liquorice, cloves and cocoa. The flavour is full, persistent and well- structured, with mild, velvety tannins.
Vinosia – Campania (13% vol)
Intense ruby-red in colour. Persistent and intense nose with a hint of wild berry and spicy notes. On the palate it is round with a good body and gentle tannins. Full body.
Villa Barbi – Umbria (14% vol)
A vibrant garnet with purple hues. The rich flavours of blackberry, cherry and currants are moderated by soft and supple tannins. The well-balanced body is soft and full.
Dolcetto d’Alba ‘Lodoli’
Ca’ del Baio – Piedmont (14% vol)
Ruby red with purplish highlights. Intense and vinous with delicate fruity overtones reminiscent of cherries, wild strawberries and blackberries. Dry with good balance and acidity and nice almondy finish.
Sella e Mosca – Sardinia (14% vol)
Dark ruby-red it has a complex, slightly ‘gamey’ nose with hints of violets. The palate is rich, fleshy with plum and dark fruits mingling with oaky tones gained from two years ageing in oak barrels. Cannonau is Sardinia’s most famous red variety, though it is more commonly known as Grenache in France.
Barbera d’Alba ‘Paolina’
Ca’ del Baio – Piedmont (14% vol)
Deep ruby red in colour with purplish highlights. Vinous and intensely fruity, with nice hints of red currants and raspberries. Fresh and vibrant on the mouth, showing a long, rich, smooth flavour.
Chianti Classico Riserva
Antinori – Tuscany (13.5%)
This is a rich, modern Chianti that marries beautifully ripe cherry fruit with well- judged smoky oak notes. The opulence on the palate is tempered by savoury notes of clove and a firm structure supporting the plump fruit.
Luigi Oddero – Piedmont (14% vol)
Unmistakeable bouquet, very pleasant, intense yet ethereal, very persistent, at times spiced, with aromas of truffles, liquorice and dried flowers. Dry taste, with important, full tannins. Full bodied.
Ca’ Del Baio – Piedmont (14.5% vol)
This wine is distinguished by elegance and aromatic finesse with excellent quality. It has a red ruby intense colour, with plum, spice, and cherry aromas and flavours. Tasty and well structured, elegant and refined, with velvety and solid tannins.
Perricone ‘Guarnaccio’ 2016-17 – James Suckling 93 points
Tasca d’Almerita – Sicily (13%): Grape Varieties: 100% Perricone
The Perricone grape is one of character and strength. It is a ripe and fruit-forward expression with thick extraction and a blackish colour. There is a determined point of alcohol but it is wrapped tightly within the heavy texture of the wine. The bouquet delivers dark fruit, spice, terra-cotta and even a touch of Pecorino cheese. Full-bodied!
Taurasi Sant’Andrea DOCG 2013/14 – James Suckling 95 points
Vinosia – Campania (14.5%). Grape Varieties: 100% Aglianico
In James Suckling words, this Aglianico has” Fantastic aromas of dark fruits and walnut, sweet tobacco, dark tea and balsamic. Some oysters, too. Full body, powerful and rich. So much going on here. A great wine from Campania. Drink in 2019”. Many consider this powerful Aglianico one of the best ever produced. Its robust but well-integrated tannins, gives to this Taurasi a surprisingly silky feel to the palate. The finish is long and balanced. Modern, built to age, with loads of oak.
“Il Sigillo” 2011-12 – Robert Parker 95 points
Cantine Del Notaio – Basilicata (14.5%). Grape Varieties: 100% Aglianico del Vulture
This is a modern wine and one of great beauty. It is red in colour with warm, granite tones. It is not immediately noticeable on the nose, but suddenly exudes aromas of red and black berries that gradually give way to notes of tobacco, oriental spices, liquorice, chocolate, and puffs of minerals, contained within a deep, opulent bouquet. The flavour is full and expressive. The after taste is Long-lasting and offers pleasant sensations of fruit, spices, and refreshing eucaliptus until the very last moment.
Pinot Noir cru selection 2014/15 – James Suckling 93 points
Marjan Simčič – Collio – Italy, Brda – Slovenia (13% vol) Grape Varieties 100% Pinot Noir
Multi award-winning winemaker Marjan Simcic has helped to bring the wines of Slovenia to a new, fine-wine audience. Pinot Noir is all about red fruits, and this is a fantastic Pinot Noir! It is aged 29 months in barriques, which gives complexity to the nose. Transparent, ruby red colour, approaching a brick-like hue. The bouquet is of cherry liqueur, excellent cask and orange peel. It has the taste of very ripe fruit, especially cherries; a fresh and lovely tartness; pleasantly balanced taste of cask, and a moment later, of peppermint. You are left with a delightfully long aftertaste of cherries.
Chianti Classico “Tignanello” 2015/16 – James Suckling 93 Points
Marchesi Antinori, Tenuta Tignanello – Tuscany (14.%). Grape Varieties: 90% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet
The king of the Chianti Classico made from the best and most known vineyard in Italy. An intense ruby red with purple highlights in colour, The aromatic gamut of this fantastic wine ranges from ripe red fruit, with perceptible notes of wild cherries and cherries under spirits to tobacco, leather, and spices. The finish is richly flavourful and pleasurable and is lasting and sustained.
Sansonina rosso Veronese 2013-14 – James Suckling 95 points
Sansonina – Veneto (14%) Grape Varieties: 100% Merlot.
Wonderful wine. It has an intense, full ruby red colour. Full and complex with hints of ripe red fruit, jam (plum, cherry, blueberry), cocoa and a very slight hint of balsam. Rich, warm and full bodied on the palate whilst also elegant, rounded and supple with persistent length.
Brunello di Montalcino 2012/2013 – James Suckling 94 points
Col D’ Orcia – Tuscany (14.5% vol). Grape Varieties 100% Sangiovese
Deep ruby red, with youth full violet hues. Complex,fresh,fullbodiedanddeep.Thespices from the oak are deftly combined with the pleasant fruit. Taste of great effect: the impressive tannic structure is wrapped up in a generous, almost creamy, body issuing multidimensional taste feelings. The primary fruit and the positive evolution of the long ageing in the oak are perfectly integrated leading to a noble and elegant aftertaste.
Amarone della Valpolicella 2013/14-Parker 94 points
Zenato -Veneto (16.5% vol) Grapes: 80% Corvina, 10% Rondinella, 10% Oseleta and Croatina
Considered to be the king of the Amarone wines, this is a generous and powerful multi award winning wine. It has a ruby red colour with deep, ethereal bouquet of tobacco and chocolate and smoky, dried fruit aromas. A rich, lingering and spicy palate with strong yet smooth and supple tannins. If you have never tried this Amarone, you ever never tasted the best of its kind!
Barolo DOCG “Monfalletto” 2013-14 – James Suckling 94 points
Cordero di Montezemolo – Piedmont (14.5%) Grape Varieties: 100% Nebbiolo
Barolo Monfalletto is a radiant, open-knit and pleasing. This wine has more than enough fruit to play off its tannins and acidity. Intense garnet in colour, the nose shows floral and spicy notes perfectly blended: tobacco, cherries, cocoa and fresh raspberry highlights. The palate is rich, full-bodied and elegant.All the elements fall into place effortlessly. A great choice.
Turriga IGT Isola dei Nuraghi 2014-15-James Suckling 95points
Argiolas – Sardinia (14.5%). Grape Varieties: 85% Cannonau, 5% Carignano, 5% Bovale Sardo and 5% Malvasia Nera
The benchmark red wine of Sardinia conceived by the Argiolas family and Giacomo Tachis. It would be an understatement to call this wine ‘iconic’. Turriga is a rare Italian gem. Aromas of Morello cherry, mulberry, blackcurrant. Full bodied and concentrated with firm, powerful tannins yet a refined sleek mouthfeel and a finish that never seems to end. Legendary.