Red | Massolino Barolo | Nebbiolo | Barolo, Piemonte | 2015 | V VG
The Barolo from Massolino marries change with a respect for tradition. Grapes are sourced from several vineyards in the commune of Serralunga d’Alba, from up to 60-year old vines, resulting in structured, robust and long-lived Barolo wines. Intense perfumes of dark fruit and a touch of cloves with a savoury, herbal note lead to dark, dried plum and autumn compote fruit. A full-bodied, well structured and elegant wine.
Red | Bruno Rocca Barbaresco | Nebbiolo | Barbaresco, Piemonte | 2016 | V VG
Bruno Rocca makes this Barbaresco from their younger vines grown in the villages of Neive, Treiso and Barbaresco. The soil, rich in limestone and micronutrients, is sandy and tufaceous and produces full-bodied wines with firm tannins. Intense garnet in colour with aromas of blackberries, wild black cherries, plums and overtones of subtle rose, violet with hints of spice. Warm and elegant, the long-lasting flavours finish with a hint of cocoa.
Red | Allegrini Amarone Classico | Corvina, Oseleta, Rondinella | Valpolicella Classico, Veneto | 2015 | V VG
This Amarone Classico from Allegrini is the result of Allegrini’s skill in creating a modern wine with a strong connection to tradition. This rich, powerful wine has intense aromas of ripe, dark fruit and spice, an imposing structure and depth, superb balance with refined tannins and a long, spiced finish. characteristic dried cherry aromas and a tremendous structure.
White | Pieropan Calvarino Soave Classico | Garganega, Trebbiano di Soave | Soave Classico, Veneto | 2017 | O
Pieropan’s Calvarino is the first single vineyard wine produced in Soave in 1971. The steep vineyard (200 to 300 metres above sea level) with basalt-based soils gives a delicious and age worthy Soave. This wine is pale straw yellow in colour, with youthful hues turning golden with age. Fresh, floral aromas with elderflower, lemon and cherry. Dry, well balanced and elegant, with tremendous length and finesse.
Red | Felsina Vigneto Rancia Chianti Classico Riserva | Sangiovese | Chianti Classico, Tuscany | 2015 | V VG
Felsina makes this wine from the “Rancia” vineyard, it is located on the southern border of Chianti Classico. This Sangiovese has a spicy nose with floral and wild berry notes. It has great elegance and finesse, with a fine mineral note, rich ripe berries and a long, spicy finish.
Red | San Polo Brunello di Montalcino | Sangiovese | Montalcino, Tuscany | 2014 | V VG
An Italian classic. This Brunello is from the San Polo estate located in the eastern part of the denomination. The high altitude vineyards make this a very elegant Brunello. Aromas of violets and red berries are followed by hints of vanilla, cedar and coffee. Powerfully structured with great depth, this wine is full-bodied with a densely-woven texture and robust tannins, the finish is persistent and well-rounded.
- NV Non-Vintage
- B Certiﬁed Biodynamic
- PB Biodynamic (not certiﬁed but using biodynamic farming principles)
- O Certiﬁed Organic
- PO Practising Organic (not certiﬁed but using organic farming principles)
- V Vegetarian
- VG Vegan