Aromatic and delicately floral white produced in a working monastary and Italy's most northerly winery
A "Super Tuscan" that is a firm favourite with all of us at Appellation Nation
Typical varietal aromas of red fruits and violets with a touch of thyme and sage. Fragrant and smooth with a long, delicate finish. Great served slightly chilled!
Dark cool fruits with licquorice, herbs and spice are backed by assertive tannins and a vibrant acidity. Will defineitly sit happily in the cellar for a few years, but like many from the generous 2011 vintage, offers plenty of pleasure to the drinker now. (2011 very low, 2012 to follow).
Made from very old vines that help this wine deliver lashings of dark fruit and spice with excellent weight, complexity and character.
A rich an opulent style of Pinot Grigio from Italy's premier white wine region, the Alto Adige.
Opening aroma of leather and spice. Firm tannins with cherry and violet on the palate - unmistakably Nebbiolo. Decant for as long as possible.
A wine style that provides instant gratification. A delicate and fruity aroma belies the intensity of the wonderful sweet fruit on the palate. With a rich, velvety mouthfeel this is a great example of the style.
Vibrant red colour with alluring aromas of red fruits especially red cherry, fresh and dried herbs, spices and a touch of licquorice. Fresh, well blanced, persitent on the palatte. The red fruits carry through, with a touch of garrigue and spice on the finish. Classic Brunello.
A pervasive and generous bouquet leads into a rich and fruit driven palate which has good length, complemented by supple tannins and light oak spice.
Great personality and complexity with an intense ruby red color and a broad, persistent nose. Notes of red berries and sour cherry blend with delicate spice notes from oak. 24 months in barrel, a further 24 in bottle before release.
A blend of Nero d'Avola and Perricone. The latter adds structure and a hint of chocolate to the Nero d'Avola's typically rich and fruity palate. A cracking Sicilian red wine which packs a ton of flavour!
This might just be the best value Super Tuscan on the market! Grown by renowned Brunello producer Ciacci Piccolomini, the grapes for this wine could be destined for something thrice the price but for a well patrolled two foot wide stream...
Antonio Fattori's flagship, single vineyard Amarone; best grapes from the oldest vineyards, with extra time in wood. Rich and concentrated, without being over the top, this is a wine for special occasions!
From garganega grape dried for 6 months to concentrate the flavours and sugars. Decadently sweet, but fresh and tasty. Elegant, with citrus and apricot flavours. Pair with desserts and ripe cheeses.
Flavours of wild cherries and red woodland fruits. Soft and balanced tannin, with wonderful food-friendly acidity, and the richness and texture coming from the remacerated Amarone pomace.
Produced from different Sangiovese clones, this Chianti Classico is concentrated, elegant and complex. A proper Tuscan classic!
This wine makes you remember blueberry, blackcurrant, liquorice and sweet spicys. The taste is full of energy, powerful, the tannins clear and accurate. The wine has excellent balance and length, but good texture and mouthfeel. Excellent value for a Barolo Riserva.
Fragrant, sweet and floral sparkler. Aromas of tropical fruits and lychees. Soft, luscious and fresh. Gentle spritz, with a refreshingly low alcohol content of 5.5% Just super!
A blend of barrel-fermented Gargenega, to give texture and spice, and Pinot Bianco fermented in stainless steel to provide the crisp, floral flavours, this wine is crisp, dry and fresh, with ripe fruits to balance the refreshing acidity.
Rich aromas of dark fruit with tones of vanilla and Christmas spice. Big, bold and full flavoured; mini amarone in a way. A firm favourite in The Nation.
Stunning! Notes of stone fruits (peach and apricot), but there's a delicious complexity that comes with hints of pear, almond, sage and a twist of minerality. Cleansing acidity keeps the wine refreshing and moreish.
Le Salette have delivered a winner here with this youthful, approachable Amarone Classico. Not as dense and heavy as some, but with all the power and complexity you'd expect, this is certainly one of the most versatile Amarone's we have tasted.
The bouquet is intense, ample and pleasantly fruity with hints of red fruit and wild berries, Mediterranean herbs and flint. The taste is long lasting, dry and elegant.
This fantastic Puglian white packs a punch. Full of stone fruit flavours, delicate florality and zesty orange acidity. A cracker for under ten pounds!
Youthful, fresh Chianti that is full of red berry fruits, rustic spices and refreshing acidity. I can't think of a better midweek Pizza or Pasta wine!
A tasty blend of Sangiovese and Merlot from Southern Italy. Bursting with fruit, it is a wine that's just crying out to be drunk now.
Melon, green apples, and pear combine with a hint of sage in this well-structured and focused Pinot Grigio.
If youve never had Sicilian white before this is a great place to start. Lovely fruity aromas give way to a palate of citrus, ripe pear and stone fruits. A little minerality and a touch of tropical fruit show on the finish. NEW IN: THE DELICIOUS 2016 VINTAGE.
This intriguing blend of Montepulciano and Sangiovese proves the two grapes are a perfect match. The former brings a rounded and juicy plum and spice profile to the wine, whilst the latter's cherry notes brings perfectly counter-balanced acidity.
The Cortese grapes are aged on their lees for up to three months which gives fantastic concentration and richness balanced with mouth-watering fruit. Super refreshing with the tropical stone fruits and lime flavours cut by a streak of minerality.
Made from Refosco, an ancient Italian grape is garnet in the glass and sings with character and juicy fruit on the nose. Blackberry, cherries and herbaceous forest notes lead with soft tannins and good acidity rounding out this light red wine.
Ripe fruit, savoury notes, and hint of marine freshness make this Super Tuscan from the Tuscany's coastal Maremma region super drinkable.
A rich, unctuous wine, the 2013 Pinot Bianco Riserva Vorberg offers striking depth and nuance, with an extra kick of oiliness from the beautifully ripe fruit. Succulent peach and apricot notes open up first, followed by an expressive melange of dried flowers, mint, herbs and candied lemon peel. The 2013 is rich, distinctive and capable of aging nicely for another decade, perhaps longer.
Brilliant straw yellow colour. This Sauvignon is enticingly exotic in the glass, with multilayered fruit of mango, papaya, lime and red grapefruit, and herbal aromas reminiscent of lemon grass, lemon balm, mint and green tea. It also reveals mineral notes of flint combined with a hint of elderberry syrup. On the palate, the wine offers a fascinating interplay of juicy fruit aromas and delicate minerality creating a harmonious opulence with a long and impressive finish.
Great Prosecco from the heart of Veneto at a great competitive price! Delicate bubbles and stone fruit aromas dominate.
This is what Italian Vermouth should be like, showing perfect harmony between the bitter-sweet elements of the drink - with rounded spices and a herbal backbone producing a complex, intense yet elegant digestif.