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).
This is essentially traditional method Prosecco. Big aromas of freshly baked bread crusts, acacia flowers, and crisp apples, lemons and grapefruit. Very dry and refreshing with a strong mineral core and good structure all the way to the finish.
Bright, lifted, fresh aromas of red and dark fruits. On the palate it is slightly creamy yet very fresh with a hint of spice on the finish. Lovely balance, very bright and easy to drink. Excellent example of Puglian Primitivo. And biodynamic to boot.
Deliciously drinkable as soon as it hits the glass, a Montepulciano bursting with vibrant black cherry and red fruits with vanilla and spice undertones.
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.
An expressive nose invites you in to enjoy this favourite of the Piedmontese. Nice red fruit on the palate, with hints of blueberry. Soft and supple with minimal tannins and a nicely balanced acidity.
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.
Big and noble, with drying but fine tannins. Cherry and leather on the nose and palate with nice spice and wood integration and a hint of earth. Super value Barolo.
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.
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...
Truly scrumptious Italian dessert wine, made using only the ripest grapes from the cluster. Real complexity of flavours, ranging from delicate floral notes to full on spicy berries!
A delicious Chianti Superiore full of ripe red fruits, hints of crushed violets and wondefully crunchy cherry. Beautifully integrated tannins, along with well judged acidity makes this a food wine par excellence!
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!
Structured with an interesting freshness and good flavour of citrus fruits with exotic hints and a delicate minerality. Lovely aperetif, or pair with shellfish or sushi.
Bright, dark cherry in colour with lovely black fruits, overlaid with some spice and pepper from the Teroldigo grape. Grapes are dried on straw mats for 2 weeks prior to fermentation, leading to a richer than usual Valpol.
Produced from different Sangiovese clones, this Chianti Classico is concentrated, elegant and complex. A proper Tuscan classic!
Quite simply an astonishing wine- rich and full, packed with a complexity of flavour that attacks the palate but never overwhelms. One of the best Chianti's available!
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 customer favourite, this "mini Amarone" is made using the appasimento process of drying the grapes producing an ultra smooth, silky style.
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.
A delicate yet hugely complex red from Maremma, Southern Tuscany, in Magnum size!
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!
Stunning Barbaresco with a lush, velvety texture. It delivers fresh berry aromas which are carefully balanced against emerging notes of leather,sweet red cherries, menthol and liquorice
Really good quality Prosecco from the famed Valdobbiadene. Classy with lovely soft bubbles, rich fruit and honey notes yet remaining dry, crisp and fresh!
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.
This complex wine, offering excellent depth of flavour, hails from the Bolgheri DOC, spiritual home of the Super Tuscans!
Delicious blackcurrant and blueberry flavours. With a touch of white pepper, silky tannins and good structure, this Barbera, pleasingly fleshy in the mouth, is a delight. Chill slightly if you want to drink it as they do in Asti.
A great alternative to Champagne and different in style to Prosecco, Franciacorta is a wine that is unfairly overlooked. Great fruit and weight, soft and dry on the palate with flavours of apple, peach and brioche.
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.
Unoaked Sangiovese packed full of fresh red berry fruit. Medium bodied with soft tannins, perfect with or without food.