MARCHE Verdicchio di Matellica, Terre di Valbona, Cantine Belissario
A pale lemon-coloured wine with a lovely aromatic and clean bouquet of acacia and honey. Surprisingly full-bodied, it shows great balance between crisp green apple character and the richer honey and lemon flavours.
FRIULI Pinot Grigio, Ponte Diavola, Grave del Friuli
A far cry from ‘ordinary PG’: aromatic, with good structure and body, lovely elegance on the palate with ripe pears, a touch of sherbet and a nutty note offset by the characteristic freshness of wines from Friuli.
CAMPANIA Falanghina Beneventano, Vesevo
One of the South’s key grapes; fresh, crisp and aromatic with perfumes of white flowers, melon and mineral notes provide a backdrop to the full, ripe palate, and lift the finish. An elegant wine, with a lingering touch of honey.
PUGLIA A Mano Bianco
Very aromatic: the white peach, apricot, lychee and rose aromas paired with the racy acidity, the mouth coating body and freshness always leaves you wanting another sip.
BASILICATA Greco Fiano, Pipoli, Vigneti Vulture
Pale lemon in colour, with perfumes of tropical fruit and a touch of vegetal notes. Rich yet fresh with a lime zest character, which comes from the Greco fruit, balancing the richness.
SARDINIA Vermentino, Primo Bianco, Cantina Mesa
The bouquet is intense but delicate, with fragrances of citrus and bergamot, roses and rosemary. The palate is crisp, dry and savoury, with a lovely delicacy and a finesse that continues throughout the long finish.
PIEMONTE Otto Bucci, Dezzani
Literally “eight skins” (8 grape varieties). Aromas of Asian spice, sweet vanilla and pipe tobacco introduce a tangy wash of cherry and red currant mingling with ripe juicy mulberry. Mediums bodied and satiny smooth.
VENETO Valpolicella Superiore, Zenato
Soft and juicy medium bodied red wine with pronounced cherry, violet and almond notes on the nose and the palate, followed by a very smooth, lingering finish.
ABRUZZO Sangiovese Fantini, Terre di Chieti, Farnese
Our best-selling red, youthful and appealing, intense nose of vibrant red fruit, cherries and herbss. On the palate, it has bright fruity notes of strawberry and morello cherry, with subtle vanilla characters from the oak-aged portion.
PUGLIA Negroamaro, I Muri, Vigneti di Salento
Ruby red with purple hues. This wine is intense with notes of blackberries and blackcurrants. It is medium bodied and velvety, with good balance. It has savoury notes on the long, fresh finish.
ABRUZZO Montepulciano D’Abruzzo, Colle Secco
Ruby red colour; intense, complex nose of cherry, & chocolate; full flavour of fruit & spice, balanced acidity, soft tannin, long finish, good quality.
SICILY Nero D’Avola, Cento Cavalli
Dark in colour with a fresh and ripe nose and hints of liquorice. On the palate it is full and fleshy with grainy tannins and a dark plum and chocolate character.