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2022 Alasia, Brachetto d’Acqui
The Brachetto variety may have originated in Provence, but today it is grown in much larger quantities in Italy, in particular in Piemonte. The Brachetto vine is delicate, giving low yields from which sweet red wines with the colour and flavour of strawberries are produced. The grapes for Alasia Brachetto d'Acqui are sourced from vineyards in the Monferrato hills in the south of the province of Asti. These south-west facing vineyards are situated at altitudes of 250 and 400m above sea level. The vines have an average age of 20 years and the soil is limestone clay.
The grapes are hand harvested toward the end of August. The crushed grapes are chilled in stainless steel and kept in contact with the skins for 2-3 days. Grapes are pressed in a modern pneumatic press
and the must is fermented in a pressurised tank, but fermentation is halted to leave 5.5% ABV and approximately 100g/l residual sugar.
Bright and aromatic with fresh crushed raspberries, violets and dried ros
1x75cl ⋅ Duty Paid£9.55 / Bottle£7.96 excl. VAT / Bottle
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2022 Alasia, Gavi
Gavi del Comune di Gavi is created entirely from Cortese grapes harvested from within the commune of Gavi and forms a crisp and refreshing white wine with broard structure. Aromas of ripe apples and apricots are noticeable, with a touch of lemon.
1x75cl ⋅ Duty Paid£14.10 / Bottle£11.75 excl. VAT / Bottle
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2010 Antinori, Solaia, IGT
VM98RP97
The 2010 Solaia is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Sangiovese and 5% Cabernet. This is a beautiful vintage for Solaia which is only produced when the conditions are excellent. The fruit is particularly marked by warm days and cool nights, enhancing the aromatics and freshness in the wine. Historical data Solaia, a twenty hectare (50 acre) vineyard of the Tignanello estate with a southwestern exposure, is situated at 350-400 meters (1175-1325 feet) above sea level on a soil of calcareous rock (known as "alberese in Tuscany). The Marchesi Antinori firm produced this wine for the first time in the 1978 vintage with an initial blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Cabernet Franc, a blend repeated again in 1979. In the following vintages 20% of Sangiovese was added to the Cabernet grapes and the ratio of Cabernet Franc to Cabernet Sauvignon was changed in order to create a wine which has now become definitive in its various composing elements. Solaia is only produced in superior vi
6x75cl ⋅ Duty Paid £1,710.00 / Case £1,425 excl. VAT / Case
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2021 Araldica, Chardonnay, Piedmont
A classy example of cool-climate Italian Chardonnay from the Monferatto hills in eastern Piemonte, North-West Italy.
Cultivated in the Monferatto hills in the south of the province of Asti, on southwest facing vineyards at altitudes between 250 and 400m. The soils here are a rich combination of limestone and clay. The wine is 100% tank fermented under temperature control with 3 months on the lees.

The wine shows crisp fresh citrus fruit on the nose with a hint of green apple. On the palate it has appealing stone fruit characters, minerality in the background, a lemony finish and fresh acidity.

Great served as an aperitif, or with seafood or Caesar salad. 
Suitable for Vegetarian & Vegan diets.
1x75cl ⋅ Duty Paid £7.63 / Bottle £6.36 excl. VAT / Bottle
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2022 Araldica, Gavi del Comune di Tassarolo Valle Vento
Araldica is a co-operative, situated in the heart of Barbera d'Asti territory where they work with 230 grower members, many of whom joined the co-operative in the 1950s and have a long and loyal relationship with the winery. Their aim is "...to provide a range that is both understandable and accessible. Quite simply, wine for drinking and enjoying."
The Cortese grapes are selected from an organically farmed vineyard in the Tassarolo zone of Gavi. After hand-harvesting, vinification takes place in stainless steel at controlled temperatures, to maintain freshness and aromas. The wine spends a short time on lees before bottling.
Gently aromatic with zesty citrus, stone fruit and white flower characters. Lime, honeysuckle and mineral notes come to the fore on the expressive, vibrant palate. Ripe and textural with taut acidity leading to a clean, zingy finish.
Drink with grilled fish, shellfish, or risotto primavera.
1x75cl ⋅ Duty Paid £11.16 / Bottle £9.30 excl. VAT / Bottle
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2019 Barolo Agricola Marrone Piedmont
Established in the early part of the 20th Century the winery now includes the fourth generation of the Marrone family, who manage their vineyards with care. (All vineyard management operations are carried out exclusively by hand and no herbicides are used)

GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Nebbiolo from vines with an average age of 35-40 years, growing at 300 – 350m above sea level.
Fermentation takes place at 28°C for 30 days. Malolactic fermentation in large barrels of 30 Hl (50%) and barrique (50%).

“Perfumed, in a delicate, haunting way. Then deeply earthy: mushrooms, sous bois, tart cherry and truffle. Flavours entwined with tannins that feel gossamer fine but there are so many of them that they cling to the fruit like a film of fine chalk dust. Tamarind on the finish. Determined but elegant. A slender, long-necked wine with a set jaw.”
Jancis Robinson, 16.5 points
1x75cl ⋅ Duty Paid £26.95 / Bottle £22.46 excl. VAT / Bottle
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2019 Barolo Alasia Piemonte
Araldica's premier Barolo, sourced from carefully chosen vineyards, is a wine that is both approachable and richly flavoured.

The grapes, meticulously hand-harvested, undergo a three-year maturation process in 50hl Slavonian oak casks. Following this, the wine is gently racked from oak and fined, resulting in a fine and expressive style that encapsulates Barolo's classic blend of mature, lightly floral aromas alongside richness and structure.

The wine boasts dark plum, leather, and delicate violet notes, complemented by hints of sweet spice.
This full-bodied red is characterized by its firmness and ripeness, delivering powerful flavours that are well-balanced by ripe tannins, intricate savoury undertones, and a lingering finish. For optimal enjoyment, it is recommended to decant this Barolo and pair it with roasted red meats and game.
1x75cl ⋅ Duty Paid £20.09 / Bottle £16.74 excl. VAT / Bottle
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1979 Barolo Casetta
The Casetta family has been living in the region since 1725. Vine-growing and wine-making are age-old family traditions which continue with processes such as pruning and harvesting carried out by hand.
Barolo from 1979 is described as an excellent vintage. “complete, elegant, intensely scented, with a pleasant character.”
1x75cl ⋅ Duty Paid £34.80 / Bottle £29 excl. VAT / Bottle
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2010 Barolo Gramolere Fratelli Alessandria
VM95+RP95
1x75cl ⋅ Margin Scheme £68 / Bottle
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1983 Biondi-Santi, Brunello di Montalcino 1x75cl ⋅ Duty Paid £180.00 / Bottle £150 excl. VAT / Bottle
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2011 Bruno Giacosa, Barbaresco, Asili Riserva
VM89RP95
Internationally acclaimed for crafting wines of pure, refined, and intricate character, Bruno Giacosa embarked on his winemaking journey at a youthful age of 15, contributing to the family winery established in 1871.
Located in the village of Nieve within Piedmont, Giacosa acquired his own vineyards in 1982. Guided by his 'updated traditional' winemaking philosophy, he expertly developed the attributes of the Nebbiolo grape, achieving a balance of power and elegance in his wines.

Since 2006, Bruno's daughter, Bruna, took over the reins of the estate and has successfully maintained her father's legacy, continuing to produce exceptional wines.

“This is an incredible wine that reminds me of the perfect 2000 Barolo Rocche del Falletto. Flowers, spices, leather and animals. Dried mushrooms too. Then changes to Japanese ginger and lemon peel. Full-bodied but refined and so long. It has layers of fruit and power. Decadent. Ripe and intense. Perfect balance and harmony. “

99 Pts, James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com (November 2015)

“The 2011 Barbaresco Riserva Asili (red label) is a full and generous wine that wraps thickly over the senses. The bouquet shows enormous depth and power with a generous presentation of dark fruit, cassis, balsam herb, cola, licorice, tar and lingering smoke. There is an evident sense of fruit ripeness here that helps to build momentum and staying power. Clay soils in the vineyard site have also helped to contribute to the heft and full-bodied nature of this special wine. The finish is characterized by mild acidity and lingering flavours of ripe fruit. The opulent fruit of the wine recalls the 2007 and 2004 vintages.”

95 Pts, Monica Larner, Wine Advocate, June 2016

Drinking window – now - 2030
6x75cl ⋅ Duty Paid £1,506.60 / Case £1,255.50 excl. VAT / Case
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1988 Bruno Giacosa, Barolo, Falletto
Internationally acclaimed for crafting wines of pure, refined, and intricate character, Bruno Giacosa embarked on his winemaking journey at a youthful age of 15, contributing to the family winery established in 1871.
Located in the village of Nieve within Piedmont, Giacosa acquired his own vineyards in 1982. Guided by his 'updated traditional' winemaking philosophy, he expertly developed the attributes of the Nebbiolo grape, achieving a balance of power and elegance in his wines.

Since 2006, Bruno's daughter, Bruna, took over the reins of the estate and has successfully maintained her father's legacy, continuing to produce exceptional wines.
1x75cl ⋅ Duty Paid £432.00 / Bottle £360 excl. VAT / Bottle
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2012 Bruno Giacosa, Barolo, Falletto Vigna Le Rocche Riserva
Internationally acclaimed for crafting wines of pure, refined, and intricate character, Bruno Giacosa embarked on his winemaking journey at a youthful age of 15, contributing to the family winery established in 1871.
Located in the village of Nieve within Piedmont, Giacosa acquired his own vineyards in 1982. Guided by his 'updated traditional' winemaking philosophy, he expertly developed the attributes of the Nebbiolo grape, achieving a balance of power and elegance in his wines.

Since 2006, Bruno's daughter, Bruna, took over the reins of the estate and has successfully maintained her father's legacy, continuing to produce exceptional wines.

“A rich and decadent Barolo with dark berry, meat and hints of chocolate and spice. Full body, layered and dense with some leather and walnut underlying the ripe fruit. Drink in 2020 but already beautiful.”

98 Pts, James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, October 2017

“Piercing scents of truffle, rose water, macerated cherry and medicinal herbs are the hallmarks of this elegant red. Less evolved and harmonious on the palate, with a core of sweet fruit and
tightly wound, dense tannins. Stays fresh and long on the extended finish. Best from 2022 through 2043.”

97 Pts, Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator Insider, June 2018
6x75cl ⋅ In Bond£1,700 / Case£2,059.22 incl. Duty & VAT / Case
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NV Cantina di Gambellara, Valfonda V, Prosecco 1x75cl ⋅ Duty Paid £9.70 / Bottle £8.08 excl. VAT / Bottle
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NV Cantine Florio, Vecchioflorio 30YO, Marsala 1x75cl ⋅ Duty Paid£24.00 / Bottle£20 excl. VAT / Bottle
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1979 Capetta, Barolo 1x75cl ⋅ In Bond £25 / Bottle £33.20 incl. Duty & VAT / Bottle
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1999 Carpineto, Brunello di Montalcino
Established in 1967 in the quaint town of Dudda, situated in the municipality of Greve in Chianti, Carpineto was founded by the Sacchet and Zaccheo families, who continue to oversee its operations today.

Carpineto practices sustainable and carbon-neutral farming across 500 hectares of estate land spread across five historic areas in Tuscany.
The encompassing forests, olive groves, and vineyards absorb 26 percent more carbon than that which is emitted during their production processes.

Although Brunello di Montalcino experiences a moderately Mediterranean climate due to its proximity to the sea just 30km away, the elevated vineyards contribute to a significant diurnal temperature variation, featuring hot days and cool nights. This climatic characteristic benefits the grapes by preserving acidity levels and prolonging their ripening period. Additionally, the influential tramontana wind plays a crucial role in drying and concentrating the fruit.

The resulting wines (100% Sangiovese) are invariably bold and long-lived.
6x75cl ⋅ Duty Paid £252.00 / Case £210 excl. VAT / Case
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1979 Casetta Paolino, Barbaresco 1x75cl ⋅ Duty Paid £37.80 / Bottle £31.50 excl. VAT / Bottle
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2018 Castello Fonterutoli (Mazzei), Chianti Classico, Vicoregio 36 Gran Selezione
The “Avantgarde” Sangiovese…

The focus on Sangiovese research at Castello di Fonterutoli is epitomized by an experimental vineyard situated in optimal conditions for Sangiovese cultivation. This vineyard comprises 36 distinct clones of Sangiovese, incorporating 18 massal selections sourced from their aged vineyards. A cutting edge agronomical project which aims to craft an exemplary Chianti Classico Gran Selezione!

18 months in French oak barrels (500 lt, 50% new)

This wine has the signature intensity and depth of colour; the aromas and flavours are strong and bright, revealing an elegant complexity.

Food pairing: Spiced roast meats, stewed game, aged cheeses, mushrooms and truffles

97 Pts, Decanter World Wine Awards
94 Pts, James Suckling
1x75cl ⋅ Duty Paid £37.99 / Bottle £31.66 excl. VAT / Bottle
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NV Cocchi Barolo Chinato Vermouth
An aromatised wine produced using a mix of cinchona calisaya bark, rhubarb, gentian root and cardamom. A bitter and sweet profile that works wonderfully in a host of different cocktails, as well as making the perfect aperitivo.
1x50cl ⋅ Duty Paid £36.80 / Bottle £30.67 excl. VAT / Bottle
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NV Cocchi Dopo Teatro Vermouth Amaro
Produced using an infusion of rhubarb, quassia wood, chiretta and cinchona, harmonised with red wine. Works in a swathe of cocktail types, and we think it's the perfect component for a boulevardier. Also works nicely as an aperitivo or digestivo.
1x75cl ⋅ Duty Paid£30.50 / Bottle£25.42 excl. VAT / Bottle
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NV Cocchi Vermouth Di Torino Extra Dry
Released in celebration of the 130th anniversary of Cocchi, the Vermouth di Torino Extra Dry is produced using Cortese grapes. Married with lemon peel, Piedmontese mint and botanicals such as wormwood, angelica, coriander and cardamom, this makes the perfect Martini.
1x50cl ⋅ Duty Paid£19.75 / Bottle£16.46 excl. VAT / Bottle
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NV Cocchi, Vermouth Di Torino
A production of Giulio Cocchis original recipe Vermouth Di Torino, originally made in 1891. Based on a recipe featuring Moscato wine, this first class vermouth is rich and vibrant with a well-balanced bitter undertone. A necessity for a number of classic mixed drinks.
1x75cl ⋅ Duty Paid£25.95 / Bottle£21.63 excl. VAT / Bottle
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1990 Col d’Orcia, Brunello di Montalcino, Poggio Vento Riserva
VM96RP93
1x75cl ⋅ Duty Paid £180.00 / Bottle £150 excl. VAT / Bottle
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2021 Contesa, Pecorino Caparrone, Colline Pescaresi IGT
This is a crisp and refreshing white wine with aromas of ripe apples, apricots and citrus, with floral notes. Perfect chilled down for warm summer evenings alongside a BBQ!
1x75cl ⋅ Duty Paid£12.20 / Bottle£10.17 excl. VAT / Bottle
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2009 Cordella Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
In 1998 Orlando Cordella, transferred part of the bigger family estate to his daughter, Maddalena.

In 2010, the state-of-the-art winery, the home of Brunello Cordella, was constructed. Approximately 9 hectares of meticulously tended vineyards are now dedicated to winemaking. The grapes undergo comprehensive testing and modern agronomic techniques, drawing on Maddalena's father's expertise, while expert oenologists handle the actual winemaking process.

Maddalena chose to distinguish her wine and other products from the estate with her last name. This decision reflects the deep affection and passion connecting her to both her family and the surrounding territory.

Maddalena's philosophical approach to managing the estate, characterized by making precise and targeted choices in both the vineyards and cellars, is what allows her to produce a sought-after, high-quality product admired by connoisseurs.

Comprising 100% Sangiovese Grosso, all vineyard tasks are carried out by hand. This includes trimming, pruning, pinching out, green pruning, thinning, meticulous bunch selection before the grapes mature, and finally, the harvest.

Grapes are entirely organically grown - Organic farming at Cordella is certified by ICEA.
Winemaking:
Grapes are carefully selected, destemmed & soft-pressed.
There follows a 15 day maceration with frequent pump over & délestage to extract optimum colour complexity and tannins.
After temperature controlled alcoholic fermentation, malolactic fermentation completes by the end of the year.
Ageing takes place in 25Hl oak barrels and lasts 24 months.
The nose is rich, intricate, and concentrated, featuring ripe red fruit flavours with subtle notes of liquorice, spices, and coffee beans. The palate is elegant and well-balanced.
6x75cl ⋅ Margin Scheme £183 / Case
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2009 Cordella Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
In 1998 Orlando Cordella, transferred part of the bigger family estate to his daughter, Maddalena.

In 2010, the state-of-the-art winery, the home of Brunello Cordella, was constructed. Approximately 9 hectares of meticulously tended vineyards are now dedicated to winemaking. The grapes undergo comprehensive testing and modern agronomic techniques, drawing on Maddalena's father's expertise, while expert oenologists handle the actual winemaking process.

Maddalena chose to distinguish her wine and other products from the estate with her last name. This decision reflects the deep affection and passion connecting her to both her family and the surrounding territory.

Maddalena's philosophical approach to managing the estate, characterized by making precise and targeted choices in both the vineyards and cellars, is what allows her to produce a sought-after, high-quality product admired by connoisseurs.

Comprising 100% Sangiovese Grosso, all vineyard tasks are carried out by hand. This includes trimming, pruning, pinching out, green pruning, thinning, meticulous bunch selection before the grapes mature, and finally, the harvest.

Grapes are entirely organically grown - Organic farming at Cordella is certified by ICEA.
Winemaking:
Grapes are carefully selected, destemmed & soft-pressed.
There follows a 15 day maceration with frequent pump over & délestage to extract optimum colour complexity and tannins.
After temperature controlled alcoholic fermentation, malolactic fermentation completes by the end of the year.
Ageing takes place in 25Hl oak barrels and lasts 24 months.
The nose is rich, intricate, and concentrated, featuring ripe red fruit flavours with subtle notes of liquorice, spices, and coffee beans. The palate is elegant and well-balanced.
6x75cl ⋅ Margin Scheme £183 / Case
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2020 di Biserno, Lodovico, Toscana IGT
Lodovico is wine that represents the pinnacle of the Tenuta di Bersano estate. It is a wine created by and one that pays homage to the great Lodovico Antinori, the inventor of Ornellaia & Masseto.

The 2020 is a Cabernet Franc based Bordeaux blend that is unique in its perfumed fragrance, depth and precision. This is an iconic wine in the making. Aged for 16 months in oak barrel (80% new).
3x75cl ⋅ In Bond ⋅ En Primeur£1,150 / Case£1,389.61 incl. Duty & VAT / Case
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2019 Fontodi, Chianti Classico, Vigna del Sorbo Gran Selezione
Fontodi is a certified organic estate located in the heart of Chianti Classico in the valley which lies south of the town of Panzano.
Gran Selezione is the highest Chianti Classico classification, Introduced in 2014, and stipulates a minimum of 30 months’ ageing, 
Grapes are 100% Sangiovese from 40 years old vines with south-west exposure.
“Complex aromas of dried flowers, orange peel and white pepper, together with lots of cherries. Full-bodied, but linear and very fine in the center-palate, with a linear flow of citrusy acidity. From organically grown grapes. This will age beautifully, but it’s already impressive to taste.”
95 pts James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, August 2022
 
1x75cl ⋅ Duty Paid £70.20 / Bottle £58.50 excl. VAT / Bottle
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2014 Fontodi, Chianti Classico, Vigna del Sorbo Gran Selezione
VM95+RP94
Fontodi resides in the heart of Chianti Classico, situated in the valley south of Panzano known as the "Conca d'Oro" or the "golden shell" due to its amphitheatre shape. The unique terroir combines high altitude, calcar clays/chist soil, abundant sunlight, and an exceptional micro-climate characterized by warm and dry conditions with significant day-to-night temperature variations.

Covering 130 hectares, Fontodi is a certified organic estate, with approximately 70 hectares dedicated to vine cultivation. The agricultural practices adhere to the principles of nature preservation and sustainability. Beyond the avoidance of chemical products, there is a deliberate effort to optimize the estate's internal resources, minimizing reliance on external inputs. By prioritizing environmental respect, Fontodi produces wines that are enhanced, purer, and a genuine expression of both the grape and the terroir.
Vigna del Sorbo vineyards have 55 year-old vines with south-west exposure

Fermentation and maceration takes place in stainless steel tanks with indigenous yeasts for at least 3 weeks.
Ageing follows in French oak barrels and casks for 24 months

“Exotic spice, pipe tobacco, dark-skinned berry, forest floor and a whiff of French oak all come together on this structured red. The elegant, full-bodied palate evokes Marasca cherry, black raspberry, liquorice and white pepper while vibrant acidity and firm, fine-grained tannins provide balance. It’s still young, with great energy and will benefit from more time in the bottle.” (3/2018)
*Top 100 Cellar Selections of 2018* 95 Pts, Wine Enthusiast

“I tasted this wine as a preview about eight months ago, and it has fleshed out considerably since then. The 2014 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vigna del Sorbo impresses for the depth and the intensity of the fruit. The bouquet is shapely and round with dark cherry nuances, blackberry, grilled herb and sweet spice. You also get a lingering moment of strong firmness and power on the close. This wine does the vintage proud. “ (10/2017)
94 points Wine Advocate
6x75cl ⋅ In Bond £180 / Case £235.22 incl. Duty & VAT / Case
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