Italian Red Wines

385 Toscana Rosso IGT 2016, Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona
£ 21.10
A gentle Sangiovese based blend with soft red fruits, herbal notes, and a touch of spice. Though the wine's roots run deep in the region's history and the blend is based on Tuscany's most representative grape, Sangiovese (60%), 385 is given a more "modern" cut with the addition of Merlot (20%), Ciliegiolo (10%) and Syrah (10%).
Amarone di Valpolicella 2018, Giacomo Montresor
£ 44.75
Plum black in colour, with complex aromas of cherry, plum & violets. Smooth & round on the palate with a rich raisin character- supple tannins and a long finish
Appassimento Vallone 2020, Tenuta Serranova, Salento IGT, Campagnia
£ 14.20
Produced from 100% Negroamaro grapes sourced from a 10ha vineyard with soils rich in clay and limestone, just 3km from the Adriatic.
Pronounced aromas of ripe black fruit, mocha and spice. The palate is plump and appealing with layers of ripe black cherry, bramble, dried fruit and coffee. 

Barbaresco 2019, Gaja
£ 220.00
Bright and lively, there isnít a moment unsuited to enjoying this exhilarating wine. The structure is there to age, but lurks in the background, giving just enough support so as not to dominate the character. I could drink this now, but I must resist temptation.
Barbaresco DOCG 2017, Ceretto
£ 59.10

Ruby-red in colour with garnet highlights. Aromas of dried cherries and rose petals are complemented by undertones of violets, liquorice, vanilla, and spices. On the palate, this wine is medium-bodied and rich with flavours of tart cherries, rose petals, and hints of truffles with a long, impressive finish.

Barolo Azelia 2016, Luigi Scavino
£ 43.00
Aroma and finesse with power and body at the same time. Sweet nose, with hints of cherry, black currant, and liquorice. Fruity tannins.
Barolo Brunate Riserva 2013, Marengo
£ 74.00
A firm backbone softens a little with air and unravels intense aromas of dark fruit, violets, and earth. The palate gradually reveals flavours of bramble and boysenberry fruit mixed with hints of cherry, strawberry, spices, and herbs.
Barolo Patrizi 2018
£ 32.00
Proper Barolo with classic violets and tar character. Meaty, floral, savoury and robust. Firm yet well integrated. Dry, ripe tannins.
Brunello de Montalcino 2018, Castello Banfi
£ 49.50
Full, smooth, velvety and at the same time intense. Total balanced
Brunello di Montalcino 2012, IL Poggione
£ 58.50
Bright and ripe classic Sangiovese notes on the nose of red and black fruit vying for attention, with a certain meaty nuance in the background. Lots of fine red fruit on the palate, tempered by crisp acidity and fine, ripe tannins, all in balance with a pleasing mouth-feel and satisfyingly complete finish.
Cannonau di Sardegna "Inkibi" 2022, Saraja
£ 19.10
In the Northeast hills of Romangia Sardinia comes this fragrant Cannonau aka Grenache. Here it expresses the shallow soils with aromatic red fruits. Blood plum, Morello cherries and pomegranate. A hint of blackberry and vanilla pod with a backdrop of nutmeg, ground ginger and dried paperbark. Tannins are fine grained and dusty and there is a lasting note of autumn leaves and brown mushrooms.
Chianti Classico 2020, Monteraponi
£ 27.75
A blend of Sangiovese and Canaiolo produced by traditional winemaking with neither temperature control nor added yeast
Chianti Riserva 2020, Uggiano
£ 15.95
Ruby red & deep purple colour, oodles of red cherry fruit and a satisfying richness.
Ciliegiolo 2020, Tenuta Aquilaia
£ 15.70
Ciliegiolo, already cultivated in Maremma by the Etruscans more than two thousand years ago, is a highly appreciated variety for the aromatic intensity and roundness of its wines.
It is characterized by an intense ruby red colour. The nose reveals a bouquet of fruity aromas of cherry, sour cherry, and black cherry. The sip is juicy, with a good persistence.
Dolcetto D'Alba Bricco Oriolo 2019, Azelia
£ 18.50
A Dolcetto produced from the single vineyard Bricco dell'Oriolo, facing south and located in one of the best areas of the region for this variety: Montelupo Albese.
Intense colour, red fruit, blackberry, blueberry, rose, sweet spices, strong fruity and floral Flavors that persist for a long time. Aromatic and mineral.

Etna Rosso "Contrada Monte Gorna" 2019, Cantine Nicosia
£ 20.20
The 100% Nerello Mascalese grapes are sourced from vines trained on the ancient 'alberello' system, on the south-east slopes of Mount Etna, at around 550-600m altitude. Soils are volcanic, rich in minerals and containing red pumice stone. The palate is elegant and complex with redcurrant and sour cherry fruit balanced by the savoury characters and minerality typical of the Etna region. Fine tannins with juicy acidity leading to a long and fresh finish.
Governo Toscano Rosso 2021, Uggiano
£ 13.50
A ripe and supple red made by the traditional Tuscan 'Governoí method, involving a slow refermentation of the freshly produced wine with the addition of semi-dried grapes to give concentration.
Lagrein 2022, Cantina Traminer, Alto Adige
£ 20.90
Lagrein from Cantina Tramin is made from an indigenous grape variety from the Alto Adige. The wine boasts a beautiful bouquet of violets and blackberries with hints of cherries and subtle earthy notes. Velvety textured on the palate with raspberry, dark cherry, dark chocolate, liquorice, and spice underpinned by a powerful structure and a long finish.
Magari Ca'Marcanda 2019, Gaja, Bolgheri
£ 64.50

itís composed of 60%Cabernet Franc, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Petit Verdot Itís a floralexpression, with lavender and violet scents and bright red and black berries.Thereís a touch of cream on the palate alongside ripe black fruits, black teaand wild strawberry, leading to a slightly spicy finish. Softly textured butwell structured, it displays great balance and should improve in the cellar foryears to come.

Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 'Terre dei Rumi' 2021. Feudi Bizantini
£ 12.60
Ruby red color with garnet reflections, intense and persistent fragrance; The bouquet has notes of dried flowers, spice, liquorice, marasca cherries. The palate is compact with tannic structure that blends nicely with the alcohol. Great structure, complex, elegant, well balanced with a long aftertaste
Nero d'Avola DOC 2021, Poggio Anima, Sicily
£ 13.30
Dark purply color with hints of ripe black plum , blue berries and a hint of black pepper. Great wine easy to enjoy on its own or with food
Primitivo Di Manduria Riserva 2018, Anniversario 62, San Marzano
£ 30.95
Very big and bold, itís aged in barriques for 18 months, expressing the richness and strength of the Primitivo grapes. Full of baked plums and blackberries with hints of raisin and sweet spice. The tannins are silky soft and the finish is very long. This top-end Primitivo bursts with baked Morello cherry notes and has a richly textured, full-bodied palate. It does not get much better than this!
Primitivo Lilith 2021, Poggio Anima, Basilicata Rosso IGT
£ 13.00
Smoked meat, dried cherry, cracked pepper, and cassis on the deeply scented nose.  Medium to full-bodied with berry cobbler flavours showing a liqueur-like intensity with an anise note coming up with air Toffee.

Refosco Rosso 2022, Pucino
£ 19.35
A red wine from Friuli's native grape, Refosco. A fresh and balanced wine with aromas of raspberries subtle hints of liquorice and a herbaceous note on the finish.

Rosso di Montalcino 2020, Campogiovanni
£ 24.95
The ripe, inviting nose is warm and open, with ripe cherry, blackberry fruit combined with cedarwood and spice notes. The palate has rounded plum and red fruits balanced by refreshing acidity
Rosso di Montalcino 2020, Le Ragnale
£ 31.60
Le Ragnaie Rosso di Montalcino is a fine Italian wine that is crafted using primarily Sangiovese grapes. Produced by the Le Ragnaie winery located in the heart of Tuscany.

It has a full-bodied, well-balanced flavor that blends together sweet and spicy notes with a layer of tobacco and leather. This wine is aged for a minimum of 6 months in oak barrels, which gives it a smooth, elegant finish.

Salice Salentino 2019,  Vallone Giardinelli
£ 12.95
From a blend of rigorously selected Negroamaro grapes, with a touch of Malvasia Nera to add complexity and elegance. 40 years' old and trained in the traditional bush system. Good concentration of wild plum and black fruit characters, nicely balanced by fresh acidity and a hint of bitterness, typical of the Negroamaro grape.
Tignanello 2013, Tenuta Antinori
£ 190.00
Tignanello was the first Sangiovese to be aged in barriques, the first contemporary red wine blended with untraditional varieties (specifically Cabernet) and one of the first red wines in the Chianti Classico region that didnít use white grapes. Tignanello is a milestone. Itís produced with a selection of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.

Vibrant and loaded with finesse, this blend of 80% Sangiovese, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc opens with enticing scents of red woodland berry, new leather, Asian spice and a touch of menthol. The youthful palate delivers red currant, wild cherry, star anise and clove alongside a backbone of firm acidity and polished, tightly wound tannins.
Tignanello 2014, Tenuta Antinori
£ 190.00
Tignanello was the first Sangiovese to be aged in barriques, the first contemporary red wine blended with untraditional varieties (specifically Cabernet) and one of the first red wines in the Chianti Classico region that didnít use white grapes. Tignanello is a milestone. Itís produced with a selection of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.

An intense ruby red in color with purple highlights, the wine shows an intense nose of red fruit along with hints of sweet spices and underbrush. On the palate, the flavors are fresh and vibrant with supple and balanced tannins. The finish and aftertaste are long and sustained.
Valpolicella Classico 2021, Azienda Agricola Viviani
£ 16.15
Viviani's Valpolicella Classico is a blend of 70% Corvina and 30% Rondinella from vines between 10-80 years old. The wine pours a beautiful ruby with garnet highlights. Enticing aromas of black cherry, red plum and spiced earth effortlessly plume out of the glass. On the palate, there is a wonderful sour-cherry concentration with notes of almond wrapped in juicy tannins and a delicate, gleaming acidity.