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90+ Rated Italian Springtime

Italy | Sicily | Veneto 750 ml
  • Tastes like
  • Plum
  • Smoky wood
  • Apple
  • Cherry
  • Citrus
  • Good with
  • Beef
  • Chicken
  • Fish
  • Shellfish
  • Dessert
  • Its also
  • 90+
¥295
¥458
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    Description

    Italy, which ranks fifth in the world in terms of wine consumption, has enjoyed a relationship with wine that has spanned millennia. Our sommelier Alex Cumming has recommended a set of Italian wines to unwind this spring! They pair well with 65-degree days, sunglasses and that new grass smell!

    1 x 2017 Tedeschi Capitel Tenda Soave Classico DOC | Italy, Veneto

    Tedeschi Capitel Tenda Soave Classico DOC is a dry white wine from the Veneto wine-growing region of Italy. Tedeschi Capitel Tenda is made with grapes harvested in the family’s vineyards, located in oldest area of origin – the commune of Monteforte d’Alpone – that with Soave, makes up the classic Soave area. 91/100 by Antonio Galloni.

    1 x Botter Brut Prosecco DOC | Italy, Veneto

    Typical crisp and delicate perlage. Pale light yellow colour, delicate and complex bouquet with fruity notes that remind of peach, green apple with second notes of acacia and lilac. Fresh and light on the palate, with balanced acidity and body; harmonic with a long persistent aftertaste. Gold medal at Mundus Vini Gold medal at Concours Mondial de Bruxelles.

    1 x 2017 Tasca d'Almerita Regaleali Nero D’avola | Italy, Sicily

    Tasca d'Almerita were named 2019 European Winery of the Year by Wine Enthusiast magazine. Founded in 1830, the Tasca d’Almerita family have been making wine on their estate in the hills of Sicily for 8 generations. Bright, intense ruby red in colour, Tasca Regaleali Nero d'Avola shows lifted aromas of cherry, blueberry and vanilla. A delicious Sicilian red at a great value! Rated 90/100 by Wine Enthusiast.

    Variety Description

    Garganega

    Garganega is a variety of white Italian wine grape widely grown in North East Italy. It forms the basis of white wine Soave and is also a major portion of the blend used to make Gambellara. The Garganega vine has a tendency to ripen late and can be very vigorous.The acid levels in Garganega lends itself well to the production of sweet recioto wines that have the potential to improve with bottle age for a decade or more.

    Prosecco

    Prosecco is an Italian white sparkling wine, generally a dry or extra dry wine. It is made from Glera grapes, formerly known also as Prosecco, but other grape varieties such as Bianchetta Trevigiana may be included.The name is derived from that of the Italian village of Prosecco near Trieste, where the grape may have originated.DOC Prosecco is produced in the regions of Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia, traditionally mainly around Conegliano and Valdobbiadene, in the hills north of Treviso. Prosecco is the main ingredient of the Bellini cocktail and can be a less expensive substitute for Champagne.

    Nero d'Avol

    Nero d'Avola is the most important red wine grape in Sicily. It is named after Avola in the far south of Sicily and its wines are compared to New World Shirazes, with sweet tannins and plum or peppery flavours.

    Country Description

    Italy

    Italy is home to some of the oldest wine-producing regions in the world, and Italian wines are known worldwide for their broad variety. Italy, closely followed by France, is the world’s largest wine producer by volume. Italy's Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MIPAAF), has documented over 350 grapes and granted them "authorized" status. There are more than 500 other documented varieties in circulation as well. Some of the more famous grapes include Pinot Grigio, Trebbiano, Garganega, Nero d'Avola, Sangiovese and Corvina. Grapes are grown all the way from Peidmont and Veneto in north, through Tuscany all the way including Sicily in the south.The three most iconic Italian wines are Barolo, Barbaresco, and Brunello di Montalcino.

    Region Description

    Veneto

    Veneto is a wine region in north-eastern Italy, one of a group of three highly productive Italian regions known collectively as the Venezie and the biggest DOC producer of the three. In Veneto, two differnt wine areas are clearly distinguishable: a Eastern part, closed to the Venice Lagoon between the hills of Treviso, the plain of Piave river and Adriatic coast, where is typical to produce the famous Prosecco (Glera), and are growth other varieties like Merlot, Carmenere, Verduzzo, Raboso Piave, Refosco, Tocai, Verdiso, Marzemino; and the Western part, closed to Garda Lake and the city of Verona, famous for the wines based on the varieties Corvina, Rondinella, Garganega, Trebbiano of Soave, Oseleta.

    Sicily

    Sicily is Italy's southernmost region, and the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. For more than 2500 years Sicily has been a significant center of Mediterranean viniculture, although the reputation and style of its wines has changed significantly over that time. Although once famous for sweet Muscats, and later fortified Marsala, the island's best known wines are now its dry table wines produced under the regional IGT title, Terre Siciliane. The key grape varieties are a combination of 'native' varieties (those historically cultivated on the island) and newer, more fashionable imports. Nero d’Avola and Catarratto are the most important natives. A large proportion of what remains on the island is used to make Marsala, for which it is joined by the white varieties Grillo and Inzolia.