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Classic Italian Reds

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Type: Red Wine
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Chianti 'Biskero', Salcheto

This organic Chianti spends little time in oak, unlike many of its Tuscan siblings. This gives the Sangiovese grape the...

Refosco, Ronchi di Cialla

Elegant and fruit driven, this red from Friuli's eastern corner opens up to lots of bramble fruit character, red and...

Barbera d'Asti 'Solo Acciaio', Montalbera

Barbera, famous for its juicy and enticing red and black berry character, natural acidity and savoury, food friendly tones, is...

Valpolicella Classico, Le Salette

Loved for its lively fruit character and light-body, the Le Salette Valpolicella Classico has so much to offer. Light-bodied reds...

Cannonau di Sardegna 'Lillové', Gabbas

Known for producing exemplary traditional Sardinian wines, Gabbas’ Cannonau is elegant and expressive, with a fragrant bouquet of fresh raspberries...

Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, Caldora

Montepulciano is one of Italy's most widely planted grape varities. This wine is has lots to offer. Fruity, full-bodied and...

Chianti 'Biskero', Salcheto

This organic Chianti spends little time in oak, unlike many of its Tuscan siblings. This gives the Sangiovese grape the...

Refosco, Ronchi di Cialla

Elegant and fruit driven, this red from Friuli's eastern corner opens up to lots of bramble fruit character, red and...

Barbera d'Asti 'Solo Acciaio', Montalbera

Barbera, famous for its juicy and enticing red and black berry character, natural acidity and savoury, food friendly tones, is...

Valpolicella Classico, Le Salette

Loved for its lively fruit character and light-body, the Le Salette Valpolicella Classico has so much to offer. Light-bodied reds...

Cannonau di Sardegna 'Lillové', Gabbas

Known for producing exemplary traditional Sardinian wines, Gabbas’ Cannonau is elegant and expressive, with a fragrant bouquet of fresh raspberries...

Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, Caldora

Montepulciano is one of Italy's most widely planted grape varities. This wine is has lots to offer. Fruity, full-bodied and...

About this wine case

Famed for its viticultural diversity, getting your head around Italian wines can be a tricky task. Blessed with such a variety of climates, grape varieties, and personalities, Italy's wines are a world unto themselves. In this case, we celebrate six of the most iconic red wines coming from the boot-shaped peninsula. It's not an easy task to draw commonalities between them, each with its own distinct personality and expression that we're excited for you to discover! Food-friendliness though, is something you can expect from each of these: strong acidic profiles make them a brilliant partner to all sorts of dishes.

Chianti, possibly Italy’s most famous red export, is sometimes aged, sometimes oaked, and sometimes fresh. This organic example from eco-pioneers Salcheto is light on its feet with bundles of cherry fruit finishing smooth, fresh and delicious. On the opposite coast in Abruzzo, coming from the country’s other most populous red variety, a Montepulciano d’Abruzzo that is silky, round, and juicy. Full of plummy fruit with flecks of Vanilla, this is a really generous glass. Further north, in Veneto, another household name, Valpolicella. Loved for its dancing red fruit character and subtle herbal notes, this bottle from Le Salette is difficult to beat. Honing their craft for four generations, the Scamperle family produce this benchmark light red that everybody should be drinking!

To the east, in Friuli, a scrumptious red from the indigenous Refosco grape variety crafted at the hands of the minimal intervention Ronchi di Cialla winery. Crunchy cranberry and redcurrant fruits are joined by cracked black pepper and dried herbs, all weaved together by a seamless light body and velvety texture. On the island of Sardinia, the red grape they have made their own, a Cannonau (Grenache in the rest of Europe) in all of its juicy glory. This lighter example from Giuseppe Gabbas offers ripe raspberry and bramble fruit notes with a smoky, savoury edge. And the case wouldn’t be complete without a red from Piedmont. We have picked the Barbera d’Asti from Montalbera which, unlike many of its cousins, spends no time in an oak barrel, allowing the Barbera to sing clearly with all of its cherry and strawberry fruit character, medium-body and food-calling acidity.

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