Barbaresco DOCG Cru Starde – Dezzani 175ml 12 250ml 16 Btl 39
Garnet red in colour. Intense and complex with notes pointing to ripe red fruit, vanilla and spices. It is warm, soft and harmonious to taste. A great value alternative to the pricier Barolo wines of Piedmont.
Amarone Classico della Valpolicella – Zenato 175ml 19 250ml 26 Btl 70
Considered to be the king of the Veronese wines, this is a generous and pleasing award-winning wine. Ruby red in colour with a deep bouquet of tobacco, chocolate & smoky dried fruit aromas. Smooth, supple tannins and a rich, lingering finish.
A real treat. Amarone doesn’t get much better.
Pinot Nero IGT ‘Levigato’ – Colli del Soligo 175ml 7 250ml 9.5 Btl 24
Ruby red in colour with garnet reflections. Fruity on the nose with notes of blackberries, cherries and raspberries with some spice and pepper. Full, very well balanced and intense on the palate. Pairs nicely with red meats and extremely well matched for those who enjoy red with their fish
Marche Rosso IGT – Moncaro 175ml 5 250ml 7 Btl 18
Ruby-red colour with purple tints, a fruity, fragrant bouquet with hints of wild berries and a fresh, delicate taste. Easy drinking.
‘Otto Bucce’ Piedmonte DOC Rosso – Dezzani 175ml 7 250ml 9.5 Btl 24
Literally meaning ‘8 skins’, Otto Bucce refers to the 8 grapes which have been blended to make this stunning wine: Dolcetto 68%, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 6% Barbera, 4% Freisa, 4% Bonarda, 1% Syrah and 1% Albarossa. Ruby red colour with purple highlights. Complex on the nose with delicate aromas of red fruits, vanilla and fine spices. Soft on the palate.
Valpolicella Superiore DOC – Zenato 175ml 8 250ml 11 Btl 26
The wine has a ruby red colour, a delicate bouquet reminiscent of cherries and wild berries. Medium to full-bodied and dry with a velvety finish.
‘Ripassa’ Valpolicella Ripasso DOC Superiore – Zenato 175ml 11 250ml 15 Btl 37
Also referred to as baby Amarone. The deep ruby red colour of Ripassa, and the intense yet fine aromas come from the mixture of grapes. It is full bodied, harmonic, and velvety on the palate. A perfect match for pappardelle ragu and grilled meats
Dolcetto d’Alba DOC Lodoli – Ca’ del Baio 175ml 8.5 250ml 11.5 Btl 29
A ‘very Piemontese’ wine which displays simplicity and straight forwardness. Ruby red with purplish highlights. Intense and vinous with delicate fruity overtones reminiscent of cherries, wild strawberries and blackberries.
Dry with good balance and acidity and subtle almond finish.
Costera Cannonau di Sardegna DOC – Argiolas 175ml 8.5 250ml 11.5 Btl 29
Named after the hillside vineyards, Costera is a deeply coloured, full bodied red wine. Typical notes of ripe strawberries, black cherries, herbs and spices abound. Warm and intense with the time in oak providing rounded tannins. Great length
Merlot IGP Sicilia Blue Label – Cusumano 175ml 6.5 250ml 8.5 Btl 22
Dark violet-red in colour. This Sicilian Merlot is soft and silky on the palate, leaving warm flavours of plums, wild berries and liquorice. Easy drinking and perfect with tomato based pasta
Negroamaro Salento IGT – Perrini (Organic) 175ml 8 250ml 10.5 Btl 26
Intense ruby red colour, red fruits, cherry and spices on the nose.
Lovely intense palate, sweetness of fruit, structured and just slips down a treat…. super
Syrah – Tenute Orestiadi 175ml 7 250ml 9.5 Btl 24
Whilst Aussie Shiraz tumbles in quality, Sicilian Syrah fills the gap with ripe brambly flavours, rich purple blackcurrant colours and a heady spicy finish. Super wine from lovely people. Drink up and feel good.
Rosso Piceno DOC Castel del Piano – Ugolino 175ml 7 250ml 9.5 Btl 24
(Le Marche) (80% Montepulciano, 20% Sangiovese)
It is a bright ruby red wine, with lightly spiced berry fruit flavours and gentle fine tannins. Smooth, soft and giving good drinking pleasure. A great find and ever popular on the list.
Primitivo del Salento Piedalto – Perrini (Organic) 175ml 8 250ml 10.5 Btl 26
Terrific bold, warm, southern Italian flavours, stewed plums and spice, but with a finesse and elegance that suits you and our food.
Montepulciano d’Abruzzo – Pasetti 175ml 8 250ml 11 Btl 27
Deep purple hued, damson flavoured example of the potential greatness of the Abruzzo region. Their vineyards are all situated in the Gran Sasso National Park (a bit like our Lake District, but higher peaks) averaging approx. 550mts above sea level. Seriously good wine.
Chianti Classico DOCG – Poggio Bonelli 175ml 8.5 250ml 11.5 Btl 29
Deep ruby red colour and density. Clean, vinous sensations appear on the nose, sweetened by hints of spices and ripe fruit. Drinking beautifully now.