Reds of Italy
 
We have a super selection of rosso wines from all over Italy.
From Veneto we currently stock a lovely Trastullo wine combining Merlot & Corvina grapes that slips down a treat at £12.95 a bottle.
Other classics we offer are a superb Primitivo from Puglia at £14.95 ,a Chianti Classico Reserva realising £19.95 a bottle and from Piemonte a quite wonderful Barolo at £39.50 a bottle.
 
Of all our wines from Italy we feel that at the very top of the tree is the amazing Amarone Classico Riserva 2013 made from the Corvina and rondinella grapes. It is rich and intense with amazing notes of violets and pipe tobacco on the nose moving to sandalwood and plums.The palate takes in prunes and bitter dark chocolate with an over riding wave of vanilla.It is nicely balanced with a sleeping fiesty finale. Drinking nicely now it has aging potential to take it to 2025 and beyond. At £43.50 a bottle it offers excellent value for money and a place for it in any serious wine cellar is a must.
 
Food pairings for the above wines:
Trastullo
Roasted duck or pizza
 
Primitivo 
Beetroot curry(Theldala),smoked cottage cheese
 
Chianti Classico
Tomato based pasta sauces with wild boar
 
Barolo Riserva
Quail,goose pheasant or duck
 
Amarone Classico
Steaks,stews,ribs or big flavoured cheeses