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Piedmont and Tuscany provide the backbone of our Italian wine list, but alongside Barolos and Brunellos, we have a small but excellent selection of wines for everday drinking.

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No minimum order.  All prices exclude carriage and UK VAT.  Wines listed 'IB' (in bond) exclude UK duty.  All wines offered subject to confirmation of stock availability, condition and price, E&OE.  Full terms & conditions.

RED 1993 1 bottle Frescobaldi - Brunello di Montalcino Riserva, Ferre & Frescobaldi Magnum £160 per bottle Frescobaldi
Brunello di Montalcino Riserva, Ferre & Frescobaldi
1993 / 1 bottle / Magnum
£160 per bottle
DP
RED 1996 1 case Luciano Sandrone - Barolo Cannubi Boschis 75cl £1,295 per case of 6 Luciano Sandrone
Barolo Cannubi Boschis
1996 / 1 case / 75cl
£1,295 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes"Readers will find much to admire in Luciano Sandrone's 1996 Barolo Cannubi Boschis. More than anything else, the 1996 surprises by how sensual and open-knit it is, particularly within the context of the year. Silky, nuanced and super-expressive, the 1996 is a real joy to taste and drink today. Hints of smoke, licorice and tobacco lead into a core of dark red and purplish stone fruits. In 1996, Cannubi Boschis is a Barolo of pure grace and class. 95 points" Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com, Oct '17
RED 1997 1 bottle Gaja - Barbaresco 75cl £195 per bottle Gaja
Barbaresco
1997 / 1 bottle / 75cl
£195 per bottle
DP
RED 2005 1 case Gaja - Barolo Sperss 75cl £1,425 per case of 6 Gaja
Barolo Sperss
2005 / 1 case / 75cl
£1,425 per case of 6
IB
RED 2007 4 bottles Falletto di Bruno Giacosa - Barbaresco Asili Riserva 75cl £380 per bottle Falletto di Bruno Giacosa
Barbaresco Asili Riserva
2007 / 4 bottles / 75cl
£380 per bottle
DP
RED 2007 1 bottle Falletto di Bruno Giacosa - Barolo Le Rocche del Falletto Riserva 75cl £380 per bottle Falletto di Bruno Giacosa
Barolo Le Rocche del Falletto Riserva
2007 / 1 bottle / 75cl
£380 per bottle
DP
RED 2007 1 bottle Gaja - Barbaresco Sori San Lorenzo 75cl £280 per bottle Gaja
Barbaresco Sori San Lorenzo
2007 / 1 bottle / 75cl
£280 per bottle
DP
RED 2009 6 bottles Giuseppe Rinaldi - Barolo Brunate Le Coste 75cl £300 per bottle Giuseppe Rinaldi
Barolo Brunate Le Coste
2009 / 6 bottles / 75cl
£300 per bottle
IB
RED 2009 6 bottles Giuseppe Rinaldi - Barolo Cannubi San Lorenzo Ravera 75cl £350 per bottle Giuseppe Rinaldi
Barolo Cannubi San Lorenzo Ravera
2009 / 6 bottles / 75cl
£350 per bottle
IB
RED 2010 1 case Roberto Voerzio - Merlot Vigneto Fontanazza Pissotta 75cl £520 per case of 6 Roberto Voerzio
Merlot Vigneto Fontanazza Pissotta
2010 / 1 case / 75cl
£520 per case of 6
IB
RED 2010 1 bottle Tenuta dell'Ornellaia - Masseto 75cl £600 per bottle Tenuta dell'Ornellaia
Masseto
2010 / 1 bottle / 75cl
£600 per bottle
DP
RED 2011 5 cases Luciano Sandrone - Barolo Le Vigne 75cl £360 per case of 6 Luciano Sandrone
Barolo Le Vigne
2011 / 5 cases / 75cl
£360 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes"The 2011 Barolo Le Vigne is an opulent and shapely wine with a point of extra cherry softness that you don't get in the 2011 Barolo Cannubi Boschis. That wine shows more austerity and vigor compared to this expression. But Le Vigne delivers an unexpected touch of roundness and opulence that fits the historic profile of this beautiful rendition of Nebbiolo. It presents a slightly more immediate style but it also has the inner grace and poise for a long cellar evolution. 94 points" Monica Larner, RobertParker.com------"Rose petal, mint, crushed flowers, sweet red berries and cinnamon are some of the many notes that take shape in the glass. A wine of exquisite perfume and aromatic lift, the 2011 Le Vigne is all about finesse and pure texture. With time in the glass, the 2011 blossoms into a layered, head turning wine. This is a great effort from Sandrone. In 2011, Le Vigne includes fruit from Villero for the first time. Few wines straddle the modern and traditional with this much pure finesse. 96 points" Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
RED 2011 2 cases Vietti - Barolo Rocche 75cl £580 per case of 6 Vietti
Barolo Rocche
2011 / 2 cases / 75cl
£580 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes"I am tempted to say the 2011 Barolo Rocche is another surprise, especially for attendees who had not tasted it yet. Soaring aromatics, silky tannins and vibrant, saline notes all make the 2011 absolutely delicious today. The 2011 will be even better in time, but it is a terrific example of contemporary Barolo that does not need to be cellared for years or decades to deliver pleasure. 95+ points" Antonio Galloni, May 2016
RED 2012 1 case Luciano Sandrone - Barolo Le Vigne 75cl £360 per case of 6 Luciano Sandrone
Barolo Le Vigne
2012 / 1 case / 75cl
£360 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes"The 2012 Barolo Le Vigne, here in a library release, is still a very young wine. Bright acids lift a core of red fruit in a Barolo that impresses with its vibrancy. Spice, blood orange, mint, rose petal and lavender open with a bit of time in the glass. The 2012 showed quite a bit of potential as a young wine, now, that potential is really starting to come through. This is a terrific showing. 96 points" Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
RED 2012 2 cases Vietti - Barolo Ravera 75cl £560 per case of 6 Vietti
Barolo Ravera
2012 / 2 cases / 75cl
£560 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes"The 2012 Barolo Ravera is once again a star. Finely cut and chiseled throughout, the 2012 boasts striking precision and nuance. Rose petal, chalk, white pepper, cranberry and pomegranate burst forward in a brilliant, exceptionally polished Barolo built on pure, sculpted elegance. Over the last few years Vietti has done a tremendous job in taming the intense Ravera tannins while preserving all of the focus that makes the wines from this site so alluring. The Ravera has been fabulous on the two occassions I have tasted it so far. 96 points" Antonio Galloni, November 2015
RED 2015 1 case Renieri - Brunello di Montalcino 75cl £280 per case of 6 Renieri
Brunello di Montalcino
2015 / 1 case / 75cl
£280 per case of 6
DP
PRISTINE UNOPENED OWC
RED 2016 1 case Il Poggione - Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Vigna Paganelli 75cl £280 per case of 6 Il Poggione
Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Vigna Paganelli
2016 / 1 case / 75cl
£280 per case of 6
DP
RED 2016 2 bottles Poggio San Polo - Brunello di Montalcino Vignavecchia 75cl £240 per bottle Poggio San Polo
Brunello di Montalcino Vignavecchia
2016 / 2 bottles / 75cl
£240 per bottle
IB
RED 2016 3 cases Roagna - Barbaresco Gallina 75cl £480 per case of 6 Roagna
Barbaresco Gallina
2016 / 3 cases / 75cl
£480 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes"The 2016 Barbaresco Gallina is a gorgeous wine full of the classic, youthful austerity that is such a signature of the house style. Deceptive in its light to medium-bodied feel, the Gallina offers up striking Nebbiolo aromatics redolent of crushed red berry fruit, spice, mint and rose petal. Nervy tannins lend energy and drive. The translucent beauty of Nebbiolo is so alluring. What a great start to this tasting. 94 points" Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
RED 2016 2 cases Roagna - Barbaresco Gallina Magnum £490 per case of 3 Roagna
Barbaresco Gallina
2016 / 2 cases / Magnum
£490 per case of 3
IB
RED 2016 3 cases Roagna - Barolo 'Pira' 75cl £560 per case of 6 Roagna
Barolo 'Pira'
2016 / 3 cases / 75cl
£560 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes"The 2016 Barolo Pira is a gorgeous, complex wine endowed with terrific depth and tons of nuance that continues to open over time. Light on its feet and yet wonderfully deep, the 2016 has so much going on. Kirsch, sweet red cherry, spice, orange zest, menthol and spice fill out the layers effortlessly. Young Barolo tannins are present, but there is plenty of richness in the fruit to keep things in balance. The Pira is absolutely stellar in this tasting. 95 points" Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
RED 2018 5 cases Conti Costanti - Brunello di Montalcino 75cl £330 per case of 6 Conti Costanti
Brunello di Montalcino
2018 / 5 cases / 75cl
£330 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes"This wine displays a dark garnet color that suggests a robust and savory wine to follow. Indeed, the 2018 Brunello di Montalcino does reveal a rather austere approach with dried fruit, blackcurrant and fig. I wish there was just a hint more fresh fruitiness to those aromas, but the wine has already veered toward an evolved stage. This prompts me to suggest a shorter drinking window. There is a hint of dryness to the tannins, and the acidity is welcome. 93 points." Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate------“Perfumed berry, pine forest, new leather and violet aromas mingle with enticing scents of vineyard dust that segue into underbrush and nutmeg. Linear, lithe and all about elegance, the savory palate has great energy that lifts juicy red cherry, spiced cranberry, star anise and tangy saline notes that linger on the close. Tight but refined tannins and vibrant acidity keep it youthfully tense and impeccably balanced. Those who love power and might could be surprised by its almost ethereal quality, but lovers of finesse, depth and balance will swoon in delight.  99 points."  Kerin O'Keefe
RED 2018 1 case Gaja - Barolo Conteisa 75cl £1,510 per case of 6 Gaja
Barolo Conteisa
2018 / 1 case / 75cl
£1,510 per case of 6
IB
RED 2018 1 case Grattamacco 75cl £295 per case of 6 Grattamacco
2018 / 1 case / 75cl
£295 per case of 6
DP
PRISTINE UNOPENED OWC
RED 2019 1 case Argiano - Brunello di Montalcino 75cl £210 per case of 6 Argiano
Brunello di Montalcino
2019 / 1 case / 75cl
£210 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes"The Argiano 2019 Brunello di Montalcino comes out stronger than the previous 2018 and 2017 vintages, thanks to the precision and focus of its fruit flavors in this balanced vintage. It shows ample depth and volume, with sweet cherry and blackberry that fold into softly toasted spice and earth. Floral hints of lilac and iris make brief but poignant appearances. Velvety tannins and a nicely concentrated mid-weight palate give good staying power. This is a 120,000-bottle release. 2-25-2040. 94 points." Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate, Dec '23------"Crushed ashen stones, cloves, dried black cherries, rosemary and balsam herbs create a spice box display as the 2019 Brunello di Montalcino blossoms in the glass. This is surprisingly fresh and energetic, nearly juicy in character, yet refined and focused, with silken textures ushering in crisp wild berry fruits and orange tones that slowly saturate the palate. It finishes spicy and long, yet its energy never wavers, with grippy tannins that tug at the cheeks as licorice and cranberry notes fade 2026-2038. 94 points." Eric Guido, Vinous.com, Nov '23
RED 2019 3 cases Fonterutoli - Siepi 75cl £320 per case of 6 Fonterutoli
Siepi
2019 / 3 cases / 75cl
£320 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes"The 2019 Siepi continues a trend towards greater finesse and nuance in this wine. Crème de cassis, lavender, spice, licorice and plum meld together effortlessly in the glass. Dense and layered, with striking detail, the 2019 is so impressive. The flavors are bright, bold and punchy. An exceptionally beautiful and riveting wine, the 2019 is rich and concentrated, but not at all heavy. What a total knock-out. Drinking window 2025-2044. 99 points" Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
RED 2019 1 case Gaja - Barolo Sperss 75cl £1,800 per case of 6 Gaja
Barolo Sperss
2019 / 1 case / 75cl
£1,800 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes"The 2019 Barolo Sperss is rich with dark mineral earth, black cherry, and Earl Grey tea. Long and mouthwatering, it has a powerful structure while retaining finesse. It is fantastically balanced, with gripping tannins, fresh acidity, and notes of forested earth and ripe red berries. A wine for the long haul, this is another great and noble wine to drink over the coming three decades. 99 points" Audrey Frick, Jebdunnuck.com
RED 2019 1 case Ornellaia 75cl £940 per case of 6 Ornellaia
2019 / 1 case / 75cl
£940 per case of 6
IB
WHITE 2019 2 cases Roagna - Solea Bianco 75cl £280 per case of 6 Roagna
Solea Bianco
2019 / 2 cases / 75cl
£280 per case of 6
IB
RED 2019 1 case Tenuta dell'Ornellaia - Masseto 75cl £1,800 per case of 3 Tenuta dell'Ornellaia
Masseto
2019 / 1 case / 75cl
£1,800 per case of 3
IB
RED 2020 3 cases Allegrini - Palazzo della Torre 75cl £180 per case of 12 Allegrini
Palazzo della Torre
2020 / 3 cases / 75cl
£180 per case of 12
IB
Tasting Notes"Corvina, corvinone, rondinella and sangiovese. In the past, all grapes were dried. Only corvinone today is dried due to the large berry size and greater liquid-to-solid ratio. While the oak is evident, this is clearly a full-weighted wine built to age. With this in mind, it serves as a structural addendum rather than a scream. Dark saturated cherry notes, kirsch, licorice strap, black olive tapenade and alpine herb, bound to an edgy twine of tannins, with an underlying raft of freshness conferring a sappy, crunchy feel and fine length. Drink or hold.  95 points."  Jamessuckling.com, May '23
RED 2020 1 case Bibi Graetz - Balocchi Di Colore 75cl £1,000 per case of 6 Bibi Graetz
Balocchi Di Colore
2020 / 1 case / 75cl
£1,000 per case of 6
IB
RED 2020 Fontodi - Flaccianello della Pieve Colli 75cl £650 per case of 6 Fontodi
Flaccianello della Pieve Colli
2020 / / 75cl
£650 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes"The 2020 Flaccianello della Pieve is a blend of Fontodi's vineyards, mostly three main vineyards planted on sites with very dense, heavy rocks. Dark, pliant and inviting, the 2020 is so expressive today. Black cherry, plum, spice, lavender, licorice and mocha are seamless in the glass. The 2020 is a fine Flaccianello with a bright future. Most of this blend is sourced from three parcels in upper hillside vineyards close to town centre. The 2020 spent a year and a half in barrique (40% new) and six months in cask. 96 points" Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com------"The 2020 Flaccianello della Pieve is the full package. This point is clear when you taste all the other wines in the Fontodi portfolio and conclude with this bottle. This organic Sangiovese shows beautiful intensity and remains balanced throughout with dark fruit, crushed stone, spice and wild rose. It borrows themes of elegance, depth and ripeness played across this vintage. The wine wraps smoothly over the palate with substantial fruit weight and sweet tannins. This warm-vintage expression can be aged or enjoyed straight out of the gate. 96 points" Monica Larner, RobertParker.com------"Extremely floral with sage and licorice to the berry and dark cherry aromas that follow through to a medium body, with fine and silky tannins that run the length of the wine. Very crunchy for Flaccianello. Vivid on the palate. 97 points" jamessuckling.com
RED 2020 Gaja - Barbaresco Costa Russi 75cl £1,275 per case of 3 Gaja
Barbaresco Costa Russi
2020 / / 75cl
£1,275 per case of 3
IB
Tasting Notes"Lavender and sage with berries and dried strawberries, but so perfumed and subtle. Medium- to full-bodied with very fine tannins that are totally integrated with finesse and beauty at the end. Caresses your palate. Best after 2028. 97 points" James Suckling - July 2023
RED 2020 Gaja - Barbaresco Sori San Lorenzo 75cl £1,550 per case of 3 Gaja
Barbaresco Sori San Lorenzo
2020 / / 75cl
£1,550 per case of 3
IB
Tasting Notes“The aromas are like a bouquet of pink roses. So perfumed. Citrus. It also has subtle and pure aromas of strawberries, cherries and stone. Full-bodied but agile and floating on the palate with firm and chewy tannins at the end that remain balanced and fresh. Needs five or six years to soften. Best after 2028. 98 points" James Suckling - July 2023
RED 2020 Gaja - Barbaresco Sori Tildin 75cl £1,400 per case of 3 Gaja
Barbaresco Sori Tildin
2020 / / 75cl
£1,400 per case of 3
IB
Tasting Notes“Such wonderful clarity and perfume to this with strawberry and candied citrus, yet it’s always so subtle and vivid. Full-bodied and very powerful with lots of well-integrated tannins. Makes you stand to attention and notice it. Give this six or seven years of bottle age. Try after 2030. 99 points" James Suckling - July 2023
RED 2020 1 case Ornellaia 75cl £925 per case of 6 Ornellaia
2020 / 1 case / 75cl
£925 per case of 6
IB
RED 2020 1 case Sassicaia 75cl £1,200 per case of 6 Sassicaia
2020 / 1 case / 75cl
£1,200 per case of 6
IB
RED 2020 1 case Tenuta dell'Ornellaia - Masseto 75cl £1,650 per case of 3 Tenuta dell'Ornellaia
Masseto
2020 / 1 case / 75cl
£1,650 per case of 3
IB
RED 2021 3 cases Bibi Graetz - Colore 75cl £420 per case of 3 Bibi Graetz
Colore
2021 / 3 cases / 75cl
£420 per case of 3
IB
Tasting Notes"The Bibi Graetz 2021 Colore is Sangiovese from old vines, but otherwise, winemaking and the oak regime is identical to the other top red, Testamatta. In this case, fruit comes from the Lamole area with vineyards at a high 600 meters above sea level. Some are south-facing but high up on the mountain. As Bibi explains: “Colore delivers power and freshness, whereas Testamatta delivers transparency and freshness.” The Colore shows the pure energy and liveliness of Sangiovese with violet, wild cherry and orange zest. The wine delivers an elegantly earthy side with a very delineated mouthfeel driven by very fine, silly tannins. This is a beautiful wine with delicately sweet cherry on the finish. Bibi has been making little changes to this wine over the years (other than giving it a new winery home in Fiesole) to capture an ideal or benchmark for Sangiovese. His 2021 is his best wine yet. Production is 35,000 bottles, which is slightly lower compared to the last vintage. 98+ points." Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate------"The 2021 Colore, 100% Sangiovese, is medium garnet-purple in color. After a little swirling, a glorious perfume of raspberry coulis, Morello cherries, and rose oil emerges from the glass, followed by hints of cinnamon toast, Sichuan pepper, and underbrush. The medium-bodied palate is coated with vibrant red berry and floral layers, framed by exquisitely ripe, fine-grained tannins and bold freshness, finishing epically long and fragrant. This is absolutely stunning! 99 points." Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Independent------"Another excellent wine from Bibi Graetz made from selected old-vine Sangiovese. Herbal and spiced on the nose, fragrant but with savoury aspects rather than overtly floral or fruity. Intense and direct, this hits you square on, with energy and forward motion. So sleek and well defined, smooth yet lively and energetic with tannins that are so beautifully executed. Almost plush and chewy giving weight and texture to the palate while actually being quite light and aerial overall. Complex and invigorating, fresh and wild at the same time - I love the character, it's pure but with a sense of authenticity that encapsulates the terroir and winemaking philosophy so wonderfully. Ends with a minty, liquorice, spiced blackcurrant and cool cherry element that is extremely moreish! 99 points." Georgina Hindle, Decanter------"Intense aromas of purple fruits such as raspberry, spice, lead pencil and granite. Perfumed flowers as well. Full-bodied, tight with poised tannins that show transparency and focus. Crunchy and very long. Better after 2028 when it opens and integrates beautifully. 99 points." James Suckling------"Just love this wine, the lyricism and the generosity of it, and its always vivid depiction of fruits and stones. So juicy, so drawn out, works with the vintage, leans into its low yields, with greengages, raspberry, plum, gentle spices, lemongrass, minerality studded with mandarin peel and sage. Translucent and yet full of flavour, once again it begs you to draw up a chair, gather friends, and enjoy. What a brilliant wine and a brilliant winemaker in Bibi Graetz. From a 58ha estate, Colore comes from the oldest vineyards of Sangiovese that range up to 135 years old. 100 points." Jane Anson
RED 2021 5 cases Fonterutoli - Siepi 75cl £440 per case of 6 Fonterutoli
Siepi
2021 / 5 cases / 75cl
£440 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes"Immediately arresting, in that gorgeous Siepi way where the aromatics hug you and draw you straight into the glass. Love the dark pepper spices, well balanced by tobacco, rose petals, raspberry and greengage plum, sweet spices and fresh orange-peel acidities. Beautiful vintage of this wine, totally moreish and great quality. 70% new oak in barrels of various sizes, 225l for the Merlot and larger oak casks for the Sangiovese. Plenty of room for ageing this. Mazzei family, 6ha estate. 96 points." Jane Anson------"The 2021 Siepi is impressive. Blue/purplish fruit, lavender, spice, menthol and mocha are nicely dialed up. This plush, succulent Sangiovese/Merlot blend is quite the charmer, as it so often is. The 2021 is exceptionally elegant and polished, certainly one of the best editions in recent memory. All that said, my view is that Siepi would benefit from longer aging in wood and or glass, as it is released too early for a wine of its stature and potential. 96+ points." Antonio Galloni------"An opulent yet tensioned young red with blackberries, violets and black olive skin character. Fullbodied. But has so much energy and focus. Goes on for minutes. A blend of merlot and sangiovese. Best after 2028. 98 points." James Suckling
RED 2021 Ornellaia 75cl £925 per case of 6 Ornellaia
2021 / / 75cl
£925 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes"The Ornellaia 2021 Bolgheri Superiore Ornellaia offers an extra layer of richness, generosity and plushness that shapes a very open-knit and exuberant Tuscan red. The blend is 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 7% Petit Verdot. You feel the fruit and oak weight of the wine, the extract and the 15% alcohol content. All of these elements come together to big effect. From that power, you get black cherry, dark fruit, sweet spice and barbecue smoke. The fruit tannins are young, and this edition of Ornellaia proves worthy for medium or long-term drinking, especially as it softens up with more bottle age. 96 points" Monica Larner, RobertParker.com------"Ornellaia stands as proof, if it were needed, that Bordeaux varieties can really deliver magic in the Tuscan landscape. Blackberry, underbrush, dried roses, bay leaf, liqourice, fennel, raspberries, layers of baking spice, balsamic, turmeric and saffran. Will benefit from a few years more in bottle, and will go for decades. Director Axel Heinz in one of his last vintages, winemaker Olga Fusari. 119ha estate. 70% new oak, with the blend taking place after 12 months ageing, then left for a further six months in barrel, and 12 months in bottle before release. 97 points" janeanson.com------"Aromas of blackcurrants, iodine, crushed stone, hints of mint and sage. Blue fruits. Full-bodied with chewy tannins that open with air. It’s racy and very long. Very tannin driven and energetic with power and focus. Muscular and very toned. This is the best Ornellaia for the cellar in years. Try after 2030. 99 points" jamessuckling.com------"The 2021 Ornellaia captures all the magic of this sensational vintage on the Tuscan Coast. Rich, ample and expansive, with tremendous polish, the 2021 is pure class. Dark-toned fruit, mocha, espresso, licorice, plum and dried herbs abound. The tannins are present but also beautifully integrated, as is the French oak. There was a time not too long ago when young wines here needed years in bottle to drink well. That's not at all the case with the 2021. The blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 7% Petit Verdot works so well. New oak was 70%. 99 points" Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
WHITE 2021 3 cases Pieropan - Soave 'Calvarino' 75cl £105 per case of 6 Pieropan
Soave 'Calvarino'
2021 / 3 cases / 75cl
£105 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes"The 50th anniversary vintage. The first single vineyard white wine of Italy. Tuffeau and basalt. Calvarino is fermented in cement rather than the tank, as is used for the Classico. A broader sash of orchard fruits, verging toward toffee apple, mingle with ginger, orange blossom, rosemary, sage, almond and jasmine. 20-30% Trebbiano di Soave due to its affinity with volcanic soils. Saline and sappy, whilst also resinous and intense. A powerful wine that is paradoxically pixelated of detail, immensely saline and beautifully light on its feet. The sort of wine I challenge anyone not to love. Drinkable now, but best from 2025. 94 points" jamessuckling.com------"There's something especially spicy and enticing about the 2021 Soave Classico Calvarino. White smoke and honeyed floral aromas give way to ground ginger and crushed green apples. It's deeply textural, nearly oily, and young peach nuances swirl throughout. Residual acids keep you returning to the glass as zesty yellow citrus offsets liquid stone through the youthfully tense finale. This is an absolutely stunning performance for Calvarino, and as primary as it is today, I can't help but pour another glass. The 2021 was matured entirely in glass-lined cement tanks for one year. The 2021 Calvarino is a powerful terroir representation. 94 points" Eric Guido, Vinous.com
WHITE 2021 2 cases Pieropan - Soave 'La Rocca' 75cl £135 per case of 6 Pieropan
Soave 'La Rocca'
2021 / 2 cases / 75cl
£135 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes"The 2021 Soave Classico La Rocca seduces, flaunting its rich bouquet of confectionary spice and sweet ook before coming further into focus with baked apple and chamomile notes. This is elegance personified, opulent at first and then decidedly savory and precise with crisp orchard fruits flowing across a saline-tinged, acidic core. The 2021 finishes with dramatic length, staining the palate in youthful concentration as zesty citrus combines with dried apricot and peach. This is an especially decedent vintage for La Rocca, yet the balance is something to behold. It was refined for one year in a mix of 2000- and 500 liter Slavonian oak barrels. 93 points" Eric Guido, Vinous.com------"A different, fuller-weighted brood, boasting ample stone fruits, nutmeg and truffle. Savvy use of oak (tonneaux and larger format French) and extended lees ageing. A vineyard purchased in 1976, situated directly behind the town's castle. Lower altitude, with clay and limestone (rather than the more pervasive volcanics), finding effortless confluence with a winemaking approach that has long-defined this fuller-weighted, late-harvested, highly textural expression. While an outlier stylistically, there is often a fleck of botrytis, all tamarind and dried mango, that melds with the underlying tension to impart generosity and evince authority. Drinkable now, but best from 2026. 95 points" jamessuckling.com
RED 2021 2 cases Tenuta dell'Ornellaia - Massetino 75cl £720 per case of 3 Tenuta dell'Ornellaia
Massetino
2021 / 2 cases / 75cl
£720 per case of 3
IB
RED 2021 5 cases Tenuta San Guido - Guidalberto 75cl £220 per case of 6 Tenuta San Guido
Guidalberto
2021 / 5 cases / 75cl
£220 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes" Aromas of blackcurrants, dark cherries, chocolate, ground spices and crushed rocks. Medium- to full-bodied with compact but supple and polished tannins. Shows savory notes with hints of dried mushrooms and chocolate. Attractive with a lingering finish. Drink or hold. 93 points" jamessuckling.com------"The 2021 Guidalberto, San Guido's blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, is soft, succulent and alluring right out of the gate. The supple contours of Merlot lend fleshiness to this mid-weight, racy Maremma blend. Ripe red cherry fruit, spice, leather and tobacco are nicely pushed forward. Best of all, the 2021 will drink well right out of the gate. 93 points" Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com------"A classic blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, the Tenuta San Guido 2021 Guidalberto shows tart cherry fruit with darker tones of blackberry and plum. This vintage delivers especially chiseled and focused fruit characteristics that are elegantly framed by light spice, cola and earth. This vintage shows a heightened sense of intensity and territorial identity that is the hallmark of this storied estate. 94 points" Monica Larner, RobertParker.com
RED 2022 Le Volte dell'Ornellaia 75cl £105 per case of 6 Le Volte dell'Ornellaia
2022 / / 75cl
£105 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes"The aromatics are sweet and fragrant, with crushed damson plum, grilled sandalwood, leather, gourmet edged, easy to sink into, and extremely well made. Higher percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon than in previous vintages of Volte, aged in barrels that were first used for Ornellaia. Director Axel Heinz left half way through this vintage, winemaker Olga Fusari skilfully brings it home. 119ha estate. 92 points" janeanson.com
WHITE 2022 Pieropan - Soave Classico 75cl £125 per case of 12 Pieropan
Soave Classico
2022 / / 75cl
£125 per case of 12
IB
Tasting Notes"The 2021 Soave Classico lifts from the glass with an intense burst of your citrus, crushed rocks, sea spray and sour melon. Its medium-weight textures wash across the palate with prominence, nicely contrasted by a reverberation of sweet and sour green citrus and zesty acidity Granny Smith apples and exotic inner florals cascade throughout the finale, as the 2021 tapers off with unexpected length. Wait, this is an "entry-evel" Soave Classico? Bravo! 91 points" Eric Guido, Vinous.com ------"A vibrant, medium-bodied white with aromas of lemon, green apple, pineapple, elderflowers and lime curd. Bright and creamy, with succulent ripe fruit. From organically grown grapes. Drink now. Screw cap. 92 points" jamessuckling.com

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