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‘Bucerchiale’ Chianti Rufina Riserva, Selvapiana

Bucerchiale is the name of Selvapiana’s finest vineyard in the small Rufina zone of Chianti. Organically farmed by the Giuntini family since 1827. 100% Sangiovese but more powerful than the Cepparello; still balanced with great complexity and a fine match for the best steak (Bistecca alla Fiorentina…)

Bolgheri Rosso, Michele Satta

Since Michele started his domain nearby Castagneto Carducci in 1983, he has been recognised as one of the leading producers from Bolgheri. Marrying the experience of his own vineyard with consulting positions in the area, for example, at Ornellaia amongst others, he became one of the founders of the Bolgheri DOC. With plantings of Sangiovese, Syrah and Teroldego alongside the more classic Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, he gained the reputation of being an original wine producer, almost an explorer.A blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet, Merlot, Syrah, and Teroldego, this wine is Michele Satta's calling-card. Soft, plummy, and spicy, it's an immensely drinkable wine that balances richness and freshness with real energy.Great with roast beef or rib-eye steak with rosemary garlic butter. Delicious.

‘Chiaraluna’ Viognier, Muralia

Muralia is a beautiful organic winery in the Maremma region of Tuscany, owned and run by Stefano Casali, who is an absolute perfectionist when it comes to wine!This is a very elegant Viognier, with clean, pure stone fruit flavours and without the heaviness that sometimes comes with that grape. One of the best expressions of Viognier I've ever tasted (from anywhere!).Absolutely delicious with poached salmon or lobster.

Principe Corsini Sparkling Rose, Le Corti

A beautiful, pale sparkling Rose made from Sangiovese in the heart of the Chianti area of Tuscany. Drier and with more flavour than Prosecco, and great value compared to Rose Champagne. Elegant and sophisticated, this makes the perfect aperitif, or the perfect accompaniment to a romantic meal!

Sangiovese, Il Civettaio

Il Civettaio is a beautful farm in the rolling hills of the Maremma region (coastal Tuscany). Everything here is done organically, and by hand; the owner/winemaker Gregorio is truly passionate about his farm and produces wines that really encapsulate the vivid, wild and beautiful landscape of the Maremma. This 100% Sangiovese is full-bodied, like a wilder cousin of the posh folk up in Chianti; It also has some of the savoury characteristics from nearby Montalcino but without the price accompany it. A wine of real character and the perfect wine for pasta with meat sauce (wild boar if you have any lying around, otherwise 'British Bolognese' works fine..).

Vermentino, Cantine Lunae

Cantine Lunae is one of the best producers in Liguria, making white wines of exceptional quality. This unoaked Vermentino is beautifully perfumed, with lots of floral and stone fruit aromatics. The palate is fresh and crisp but with layers of subtle fruit flavours. Imagine you were sitting in a restaurant on the Ligurian Coast with a bowl of Spaghetti alle Vongole and a chilled bottle of this…heaven! Amazingly, it also works at home or in the garden!

‘Corbizzo’, Muralia

Chiara and Stefano Casali fell in love with this property in the Maremma region of Tuscany in 1997, and turned this love into the adventure of their lives, moving from Milan with the clear idea of making a wine that would simply interpret the gifts of the land.The focus is always on balance, with freshness adding elegance to wines from an area which can be very hot and powerful wines are the norm.This vintage of Corbizzo is a real revelation! Stefano has captured the sunshine through his Syrah grapes but with real elegance and style. Similar in style to top Provence Rose but with a bit more juicy red fruit flavours. Really delicious and certainly my pick of the pinks for this summer.Perfect for the garden; English asparagus, smoked salmon salads, grilled garlic prawns - Yum!

Vermentino, Il Civettaio

Il Civettaio is a small organic farm in the Maremma region of Tuscany (west of Montalcino). Everything here is done by hand and to the highest standards. This Vermentino is beautifully aromatic with lots of crunchy pear and quince flavours.This is the perfect match for anything covered with garlic and olive oil. Prawns, pasta, fish...delicious.

‘Manolibera’, Muralia

Muralia is a wonderful little winery in the Maremma region of Tuscany (near Montalcino but nearer the coast). It was set up in 1997 when Stefano and Chiara Casali fell in love with the land and moved down from Milan. They are committed to organic farming and everything here is done by hand. The passion and attention to detail really shines through in the wines; they are pure and vibrant expressions of their beautiful vineyards. Manolibre is an light, unoaked blend of Sangiovese (50%), Cabernet Sauvignon (25%) & Merlot (25%), which really sings with bright red fruits and aromatic herbs. If you make good pizza at home, then you need to try this - the perfect wine. Also great with tomato and meat pasta dishes (obviously...)

Frizzante Rosato Unfiltered, Int3gral3, Veneto

This is a group of young like-minded growers and winemakers who've decided to do something fun, of the moment and very different. For these two cloudy wines, they draw on old parcels of indigenous grapes in the Euganean Hills, best described as the toe of the Dolomites dipped in the Venice Lagoon. This is important as most vines in this area are planted on flat, fertile land which gives crude simplistic flavours, whilst these vines toil away in the tougher hills.This business model is part of a new wave of a young generation whose conservative parents wont take this kind of risk with the family name, so they band together to use what they can lay their hands on.The grapes used are Raboso, Marzemino, Corbinella, Turchetta.A wonderful wine that drinks as beautifully as it looks, full of fresh summer fruit flavours.Organic 

Nero d’Avola ‘Coralto’, Curatolo Arini

The Curatolo family are famous Marsala producers but this Nero d’Avola is also exceptional. A fine example of the grape that stands up well against wines at twice the price. The rich, dark fruit flavours combine with smooth, supple tannins to make an almost perfect steak wine!

‘Le Merlettaie’ Pecorino, Ciu Ciu

100% PecorinoThis organic farm in the Offida region of Le Marche, was established in 1970 and is owned by brothers, Massimiliano and Walter Bartolomei. Pecorino is the grape variety here, named after the fact that the bunches look like sheep's heads (or because sheep like to eat the grapes, depending on who you listen to...). It is a great variety that, in the right hands, can have real personality and quality. This wine sees a little bit of barrel ageing which gives some richness and a hint of vanilla to compliment the fresh orchard fruit flavours. This is great with pork and apple dishes as well as simple grilled fish, or with a nice risotto. It also goes well with sheep's cheese...English Pecorino!