Fuedi Bizantini Passofino Pecorino 2016 $24.99

Sourced from the Terre di Chieti ICP of Abruzzo, this is the top example of Pecorino that the team at Bizantini produce each year. Sometimes known as ‘vissanello’, pecorino’s are known for having a lick of salinity, green herbs, apple, lemon zest and almond-like characters, and ultra-tangy acidity on the finish.  It’s not something we […]

Vinetti De Fiorini Chianti Superiore DOCG 2014 $25

Grapes for a Superiore can come from any of the sub-regions within the region of Chianti. Superiore wines must be aged for at least nine months before release and must be approved by the Official DOCG Commission. Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Ciliegiolo and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes have been crafted into a super-smooth, savoury red, edged with wild […]

Fattoria Di Basciano Chianti Rùfina DOCG 2015 $25.80

Located in the foothills of the Apennine’s, Rùfina is the smallest subregion of Chianti but also on of the most well-known. This Basciano is heaving with succulent red fruits, dried herbs and liquorice layers. It is velvety, sexy, savoury and I love it! Fact: Chianti Rùfina can’t be released for 12 months after harvest, six […]

Grati Chianti Rùfina DOCG 2015 $22.80

This blend of 90% Sangiovese, 7% Canaiolo Nero and 3% Colorino is a lightly-styled, spicy red that will clear the nose and soothe the throat on the first smiff and sip. Wild strawberry, cherry and peppery notes on the nose lead to a soft, fruit-saturated mouthfeel and a suede-like finish. Sip with: Minestrone with prosciutto […]

Tosti Prosecco DOC NV $17.99 (3.5 stars)

Pouring this wine into your glass, it looks like liquid meringue, so fluffy, creamy and pillow-like as it fills. Scented with soft coconut, guava and white peach characters and leaving a lick of lemony lightness on the palate. It’s a beautifully balanced prosecco with just enough natural sweetness and good, racy acidity to keep it […]

Sartori di Verona Erfo Brut NV $22 (4 stars)

In the late 1800’s Sartori’s trattoria was the place to frequent if you were a merchant, trader or weary traveller hunting for hearty food, good wine and a comfy place to camp. As the family concentrated more on wine, hospitality remained their focus, which is why their prosecco’s are especially friendly. Wild apple and acacia […]

Tamellini Soave DOC Costeggiola 2016 $25 (4 stars)

100% garganega (gar-gar-nay-gah) grapes have been used to tizzy together this stunningly fresh, medium bodied, citrus-saturated white wine from the appellation of Soave (soh-ah-vay). I love the luscious lemongrassy layers, white pepper, rich, chalky characters and it’s marathon-like finish. I also love that every sip is like hanging on to the last of summer. Great […]

JK.14 Tre Fratelli DOC Treviso Prosecco NV $22.99

Crafted by the Bartholomiol brothers in conjunction with importer John Kirwan, this spritely prosecco has super-pale colour, teeny tiny bubbles in the glass and complex, unusual aromas that are slightly salty, almost creamy and totally suit its dry, chalky character. In the mouth the texture has all the spritz and verve I look for, plus […]

JK.14 Mamma Piave Manzoni Bianco 2015 $26.99

“Just do what Mamma says, and we all stay happy…” it what it says on the front label of the bottle of this super-complex bottle of pinot bianco. The nose has a seriously floral perfume, almost pollen-like, with hints of your grandmothers face cream. Sounds odd, but it’s oddly lovely. In the mouth there’s a […]

Matané Primitivo Puglia IGT 2015 $21.99

If you thought all primitivo was in the ‘big gun’ class, then here’s your happy place because this slippery, spicy and succulent example from the Salento peninsula is ‘easy like Sunday morning’ in the sipping-stakes. Fruitcake, cherries, damson plums and boysenberries are warmly wrapped in a cardigan of cocoa and liberally laced with raspberry liquorice […]

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