Italian Wines that might just blow the doors off!
We are delighted with the growing portfolio of Italian wines that we have been steadily growing in our Hard to Find Wines warehouse. With a particular focus on fine wines from Tuscany and Veneto, not only are they great wines but they also have great aging potential.
From Super Tuscan Merlot-based wines such as Villa Magiacane Aleah to weighty alcohol-fueled Amarone from prestigious marques such as Zenato, we can certainly satisfy your Italian wine desires!
For more accessible but still serious wines, Sassicaia produces a fabulous third label – Tenuta San Guido Le Difese. We have been lucky enough to have picked up a small parcel of the 2014 vintage at a supremely competitive price for such a well put together wine.
Situated in the Chianti Classico region, just south of Florence, Villa Mangiacane was built in the 15th century by the Machiavelli family. The villa is set amongst 600 acres of vineyards and olive groves and the estate produces three award-winning wines.
Despite Villa Mangicane long history, major wine production only began in 2001 following a process of modernization, building and planting of new vineyards. At Villa Mangicane, wine production follows the 'Chiantigiano' style, combining ancient and modern wine-making ideas. The results are wines of exceptional quality, character, and complexity.
Very limited production of this Super Tuscan. Full-bodied, supple red fruits on the palate and superb oak integration, this wine is excellent value compared to the more famous Super Tuscans.
Since 1960, the mild climate of Lugana and Valpolicella overlooking the Veneto shore of Lake Garda has created the perfect setting for Zenato wines. Originally started by Sergio Zenato and now spearheaded by Sergio’s wife Carla and children Alberto and Nadia, Zenato continues to produce excellent wines enjoyed in more than 60 countries.
Zenato’s Amarone is produced from grapes grown in Valpolicella on the Costalunga Estate that are carefully processed to create quality wine with complexity. Perfect for aging.
From the iconic Zenato cellar, this Amarone is consistently high scoring. Rich dark fruits on the palate with a hint of vanilla and tobacco. This wine is ready for drinking now but can be left to mature up until 2027.
Tenuta San Guido can be found on the Tyrrhenian coast. The home to the original Sassicaia wine, the estate stretches from the coast to the vineyards planted on the hills. The vineyards have been given their own DOC, the DOC Bolgheri Sassicaia. This is the only Italian DOC on one estate.
The Tenuta San Guido story began with the wedding of Mario Incisa della Rocchetta and Clarice della Gherardesca on 18 October 1930. Included in the dowry was the estate of Tenuta San Guido. The first Cabernet vines were planted in 1942. These were the vines that produced the first Sassicaia and launch the now well-known Super Tuscan category of wines.
Le Difese is the third wine from the famous home of Sassicaia is a Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese blend. Vibrant blackberry fruit, notes of wild herbs and bright balsamic notes. We have a small parcel of this wine, now ready for drinking.
The Casa Emma estate was originally bought by the Bucalossi family from a Florentine noblewoman, Emma Bizzarri. They retained the name Casa Emma to maintain a connection to the land’s original history.
Home to the “Chianti Botanical Park” with its Chianti roses, Casa Emma is situated in the Chianti Classico region, at 420m above sea level. Vineyards are primarily planted with Sangiovese grapes, but other varieties include Merlot, Malvasia Nera, and Canaiolo.
Very small quantities of this aged Chianti Classico are produced. It is a beautifully balanced wine, well-structured with supple tannins. A deep ruby red with purple hues and an intense fruity fragrance with hints of cherry, this wine has a balanced intensity and long finish. The blend of Sangiovese, Canaiolo and Black Malvasia spends 12 months in oak barrels.
These are only a few of our range of Italian reds. Visit our website to place your order for your Italian reds now!