Cantine Volpi Colli Tortonesi Su Su 2014
From the hills of the Piedmont town of Tortona comes this intriguing blend of Merlot and Pinot Nero, not the most traditional of Italian grapes admittedly, though they show real Italian flair and sophistication.
Cantine Farro: Falanghina Campi Flegrei
From north of the crazy and historic town of Naples on the volcanic Campi Flegrei site in the shadow of Vesuvius comes this soft herby wine with hints of spring flowers and fresh lychees made from the ancient grape of Falanghina.
Tenuta Roveglia: Lugana Limne
South end of Lake Garda is the Lugana region of Lombardy. Made from the Trebbiano di Lugana (closely related to Verdicchio) grape. This is a rich fruity wine with a smooth mouthfeel. It also has the potential to age for quite some time.
Cantina Beato Bartolomeo: Vespaiolo
Made in the Prosecco region of northern Italy in the Veneto. Though this is not Prosecco! This from the local grape Vespaiolo – the wasp one (Vespa, yep the little Mod Scooter) – making a less acidic more fruity rounded sparkling wine.
Cantine Volpi: Piemonte Moscato
At only 5.5% alcohol this light, slightly sparkling (Frizzante) wine is perfect for puddings. Its sweet approach of elderflowers and grapefruit – as in grapes – Moscato is one of the only vine making grapes that taste of grapes.
Marziano Abbona Langhe Nebbiolo Garombello
Made from the classic grape that makes the world famous – and stunning expensive for the good ones – Barolo. This Nebbiolo is from one of those brilliant Barolo produces, so you could call this rich dark fruited wine a “baby Barolo”.