Italy

  • Medium bodied Sangiovese (the principle grape in Chianti), with dark cherry fruit and perfectly ripe plums. Cantina dei Colli Ripani is on the Adriatic coast in the Marche region. The first vintage here was 1977 and they have embraced both forward thinking strategies as well respect for the land and their they now use organic methods and renewable energy from solar panels at the winery. At 500 meters above sea level, the grapes have both intense ripe fruit and fine structure and acidity.
    TypeRedGrapeSangiovese
    RegionMarcheCountryItaly
    Farming PracticesOrganic, vegan
  • An indigineous grape from Italy's largest wine producing region, Nerello Mascalese from Sicily is medium bodied, juicy and grippy. Great for BBQs! It has firm acidity and cherry red fruit. Nerello Mascalese is one of the lesser known red grapes from Sicily and its most suited for those who like to drink the lighter styles of red wine such as Pinot Noirs. The Italian style tannins also mean that its perfect with pork and salamis. A great wine for those who like to explore the grapes off the beaten track.      
  • Made exclusively from the local white grape Catarratto, Fabrizio Vella's Organico Bianco is simply lovely. Its non-filtered which results in rich texture and weight. Unoaked, citrusy and intense, this is perfect for Pinot Grigio lovers. Fabrizio Vella, a Sicilian native, is passionate about the local grapes from Sicily and has created an exciting range of wines farmed to organic practices and with careful winemaking, resulting in fresh, lively wines which are true to their origin.
    TypeWhiteGrapeCataratto
    RegionSicilyCountryItaly
    Farming PracticesOrganic, vegan
  • A cracker of a prosecco. Dry, fruity, fresh and crisp with lovely fun bubbles. Loads of depth and unlike most of the proseccos available on the market today. Drusian Prosecco Colfondo is made from the Glera grape and the term Colfondo refers to the production method which is a second fermentation in the bottle on the lees. This method gives the wine a unique flavour and body. A wine worth seeking out.
    TypeSparklingGrapeGlera
    RegionVenetoCountryItaly
    Farming PracticesOrganic, vegan
  • 100% Nebbiolo, and produced in Piedmont, you would be forgiven for mistaking this for Barolo. Serious quality and depth of flavour. Intense and fragrant with flavours of the liquorice, boiled cherry sweets, tea leaves and rose petals. Quintessential Nebbiolo, quintessential Italy. Medium bodied and delicious tannins and the flavour hangs around for ages. Multi-award winning and with a cult following, Claudio Fenocchio is charging forward with his vision for the art for marrying tradition with the contemporary in his organically produced wines.
    TypeRedGrapeNebbiolo
    RegionPiedmontCountryItaly
    Farming Practices
  • Made in a very modern style with a hands off approach, which gives them unrivalled purity. The vines are alive and you can taste their vibrancy and health in the wine. Brambly fruit with sweet spice and undertones of Chinese tea leaves, and freshly picked rosemary and thyme. The property is run by the very inspiring Laura Gianni, since her late husband Gianni's passing in 2008. Her wines have a distinctly feminine touch; elegant, precise and intensely perfumed.
    TypeRedGrapeSangiovese
    RegionTuscanyCountryItaly
    Farming PracticesOrganic
  • This award winning Frizzante Prosecco is dry, fresh and crisp and is an excellent example of how good prosecco can be; Fruity, floral and and light. Produced from Organically grown fruit and only 11% in alcohol, its the perfect start to any party. Even if its a party for 1!
    TypeSparklingGrapeGlera
    RegionVenetoCountryItaly
    Farming PracticesOrganic, vegan
  • La Raia made us fall back in love with Gavi all over again. A lovely ripe and fleshy wine with Golden Delicious apples, zesty citrus fruit, hints of peach and minerality. Bright refreshing, and an interesting alternative to Chablis. Cortese is Piedmont's indigenous white grape, and produces arguably its best white wine, Gavi. Gavi is a region to the Eastern side of the region and in order to call your wine Gavi, it must be made exclusively from Cortese.
    Type WhiteGrape Cortese
    Region PiedmontCountry Italy
    Farming Practices Biodynamic, vegan
  • Pietro Zardini's Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore is a full bodied, smooth and concentrated red wine. Aged for about 2 years in oak barrels and barrique, it's a joyous wine with intense mocha, black fruits and tobacco flavours. Zardini's Valpoicella Ripasso is made like a traditional Valpolicella with the additional step of 30 days contact with marc from his Amarone. This coupled with the high quality grape selection and oak treatment results in this rich and velvety Ripasso.
    TypeRedGrapeCorvina, Rondinello and Molinara
    RegionVenetoCountryItaly
    Farming PracticesBiodynamic, vegan
  • An expressive wine; classic, elegant and feminine. Light plum red in the glass, with fruit red fruit and delicious acidity. Layers of fresh fruit, herbs and spice. A complex and accomplished wine. Sean moved to Chianti in 1991 after studying winemaking in Germany. He was head winemaker at a renowned estate for 25 years and upon leaving began his own project called Tenuta di Carleone. Although not a native, Sean has a special affinity with the Sangiovese grape and a unique knowledge and understanding of the region.
    TypeRedGrapeSangiovese
    RegionTuscanyCountryItaly
    Farming PracticesNatural
  • Upfront and full of flavour, it's the perfect wine for Lasagne, and if you are Irish, you'd throw in a few chips with that! Wild berries, plums and Christmas spice. It's made from 100% Sangiovese and from organically grown grapes. When you google Tenuta San Vito you are directed to a fabulous property and guest house in the foothills of Tuscany. It was one of first properties in Tuscany to introduce organic viticulture, as far back as 1982, before it became ?trendy'.
    Type RedGrape Sangiovese
    Region TuscanyCountry Italy
    Farming Practices Organic
  • Nothing says Merry Christmas like a baby Amarone! This is one of our favourite wines and its a brilliant wine to stand up to all the flavours on the Christmas day dinner plate. The wine is presented in a premium Italian olive green gift box.
  • A recognisable name from restaurant wine lists, and if you haven't tried one before, there is no better place to start. Full bodied, chewy, grippy with a generous nose of ripe, fresh dark fruit. Liquorice notes and juicy, fresh acidity. A must try. Planted in 1972 and organic since 1999, owner accomplished winemaker Fausto Albanesi gives his land a lot of love. Organically farmed and handpicked, this small family run property showcases the best of the region's native varieties.
    TypeRedGrapeMontepulicano
    RegionAbruzzoCountryItaly
    Farming PracticesOrganic