Cantele make some of the best value wines in Southern Italy; World class wines.Verdeca is a grape variety indigenous to Puglia, making wines of great freshness and purity. This is a great example and if you're a bit tired of Sauvignon, this is really worth a try.Perfect garden wine, or with salads or light fish dishes.
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!
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…)
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.
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!
Charles Heidsieck is one of the great names of Champagne and produces some of the finest of all champagnes. Founded in 1851 by Charles-Camille Heidsieck, the original 'Champagne Charlie', the foundation of its modern fame rests on the unrivalled quality of its wines, which receive countless awards and accolades year after year.
The grapes for the Brut Réserve are sourced from 60 different ‘crus’ across the region; fermentation and ageing of the base wines takes place primarily in stainless steel to preserve freshness; it is a blend of 40% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir and 20% Meunier, including at least 40% reserve wines, the average age of which is 10 years; and finally, the Brut Réserve is aged in bottle on its lees for at least three years prior to release.This really is one of the best NV wines coming out of Champagne! Beautiful.
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!