New Wines from Italy 2011
Since June we have significantly strengthened our Italian range. After searching high and low we have found 3 wineries to warm the cockles of your heart.
From Montalcino we have taken on the great Brunellos of Le Macioche. These are traditionally styled wines (no barriques here, just traditional Slovenian oak “botte”), made with the most state-of-the-art technology. They are distinctive, elegant and complex, powerful and full-bodied. Only 2500 cases are produced each year, so be quick.
From Piedmont, Giacomo Fennochio. For five generations the Fenocchio’s have been tending vines and harvesting Nebbiolo grapes in the Bussia Cru of Monteforte d’Alba in the heart of the Barolo DOCG. They also have two tiny parcels of old vines in the renowned Crus of Cannubi and Villero. The range includes a Dolcetto d’Alba, Barbera d’Alba, Nebbiolo Langhe, and 5 different Barolos, all of the highest order.
We have finally found a producer in Sicily that matches our own famously high standards. Cristo di Campobello is a family owned estate with 30 hectares of vineyards, based over 10 sites, in Agrigento, on the south west coast of Sicily. Varietals planted include Grillo, Chardonnay, Nero d’Avola, Syrah, and Cabernet Sauvignon and they have recently been voted Sicily’s best up and coming winery. The Laluci white, and Adenzia red are absolute stonckers.