12 Bottles - Italian Explorer Case

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Such is the diversity of Italian wine, we could easily have come up with a mixed pallet, rather than a mixed case, but we decided to stick mainly to the classics, with a couple of glorious surprises thrown in. For the whites, we have chosen the ever-popular Gavi from Piedmont; it’s near neighbour; the rare and exciting Timorasso, and a sensational Sicilian Grillo with a remarkable story. For the reds, we have chosen a Chianti and a Barolo to showcase Sangiovese and Nebbiolo; Italy’s noble varieties, and a wonderful Valpolicella which will astound anyone who has only tried the bulk-produced wine.

Gavi Tenuta del Melo 2019

The fresh stone fruit flavours of Gavi’s Cortese grape have taken the world by storm. This example is both delicious and organic!

Timorasso Derthona, Walter Massa 2016

A contender for Italy’s best white grape from the man who saved it from extinction. Unoaked, but with the weight of a white Burgundy.

Rocce Di Pietra Longa Grillo Centopassi 2018

From a unique project which vinifies grapes from vineyards confiscated from Sicilian Mafiosi. A very fine elegant Grillo.

Chianti Classico Montemaggio 2013

Our favourite Chianti producer excels in warmer vintages, where her high altitude vineyards retain the Sangiovese grapes’ natural acidity.

Barolo Cabutto Tenuta La Volta 2014

Not a barrique in sight for this ultra-traditional Barolo; just the Nebbiolo’s trademark tar, roses and wonderfully fine tannins.

Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ca dei Maghi 2015

Forget the mass-produced stuff; this is real Valpolicella. Powerful, structured, but with the glorious fruit that makes it so moreish.

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