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Everyone has that friend or family member who dives for the wine list when it's brought to the table, who spends that extra minute or two devouring the wine selection, who can't wait to tell you about their new favourite wine discovery. Well this, gift-giver, is the case for them. We've selected six wines from some of the world's iconic wine regions, made using the most revered grape varieties, three whites and three reds. But we've chosen bottles from our roster of small producers, who challenge the notion that wines from famous wine regions are one dimensional, and who produce some of the very best, small-batch examples of these iconic wines.

An aromatic Sauvignon blanc from three Slovenian friends who left their careers to follow a passion for wine-making. Peaches, grapefruits, basil and salt combine for a fine, fresh drop. A Pinot Grigio from Alto-Adige that must rank in the best five Pinot Grigios in the world. Packed with ripe pear, lemon and floral notes, there are golden minerals and a lifted finish that make this a special bottle. An Albariño from the Costa family in Galicia whose vineyards run right to the sea, the concentration of fruit here is almost unheard of in Albariño with an abundance of stone and citrus fruits, all dovetailing in a saline, zippy finish.

A Pinot Noir from Austria's Thermenregion and the three Reinisch brothers who follow their father's legacy. Elegant red berry fruits play with soft smoke and a vanilla edge for a classy classy Pinot Noir that is one of the best in Central Europe. A Chianti Classico from the iconic Le Corti winery in the heart of the region. The Corsini family express unusual care for the preservation of every single grape that it's no wonder their wines are this good. Ripe cherries and red plums and weaved with warming spice and incredible mouthfeel for a wine that just calls for some Pasta al Pomodoro. And finally, the finest Montepulciano d'Abruzzo you'll ever find. From the eccentric Luigi Cataldi Madonna, this silky, velvety red is full of dark plum and redberry fruit alongside a violet-like edge that coalesce for a heavenly drop.

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