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There’s a bit of a divide in Italy between the North and the South. The North is proud of its proximity to continental Europe, to its industrial developments and to its art, fashion, and music. The South is proud too, of its agriculture, its natural beauty, and its rejection of the North! We see vastly different wine styles being produced between the two, with varying climates, soil types and grape varieties at play. The word Mezzogiorno, translating literally as midday, is a colloquial Italian term, used to refer to the south of Italy and this winemaker of the same name has been set up to produce affordable wines that are the best reflections of some of southern Italy’s most popular wines.

We’re proud to offer four wines from Mezzogiorno each with its own character and giving us a fantastic opportunity to taste wines that locals in southern Italy enjoy during their sun-filled evenings alongside meals we wish we were eating. The Mezzogiorno Fiano, the only white, is a striking and expressive example of Puglia’s most widely planted grape. Fiano holds onto its acidity well, which means that, despite the heat down here in Italy’s heel, the grapes retain a refreshing character that balances the ripe fruit character perfectly. Expect notes of ripe lemon juice, peach flesh and a lifting green fruit character. The Mezzogiorno Rosé Rosato is pale, easy-drinking and refreshing, with delicate notes of raspberry skin and wildflowers.

For the red wine fans looking for an everyday drinking bottle, both the Mezzogiorno Primitivo and Nero d’Avola offer impeccable value. The Primitivo is the fruitier wine, with ripe, slightly dried fig and plum notes and a smooth, medium body. The Nero d’Avola is slightly more savoury, with spicy and smoky notes accompanying the dark berry fruit. Both refreshing and well-balanced, you’ll be hard pushed to find better reds at this price point!

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