Italian Discovery Pack

Original price was: $205.00.Current price is: $195.00. Per case of 6

The perfect introduction to Italian wines – red and white!

Six Pack contains 1 bottle each of the following:

  • Giannitessari Soave 2021
  • La Battistelle Montesei Soave Classico 2022
  • Bartali Chianti 2021
  • Ca Matta Valpolicella Classico 2020
  • Badia A Coltibuono Cetamura Chianti 2020
  • Collemattoni Rosso do Montalcino 2020


Giannitessari Soave 2021

Made from mostly Garganega, with Trebbiano providing aromatic lift and structure. Quite succulent for a Soave, and softer, broader than the Classico. Melon, almonds, frangipani, lemon, apricot and white peach. Very easy to drink, with a perfect tension of zing and gentle texture to match with food, or not, it really doesn’t matter. 

…this is Soave as you always wanted it to be. Pear fruit is the main flavour, but I’ve variously found citrus, apple and spice… It’s appropriately moderate in acid, with creamy texture contributing to body and persistence. Don’t expect revelatory complexity here: the joy of this wine is its stylish primary fruit, pillowy softness and pleasing typicality. At its price, this is a best-in-class bottle. Satisfaction in a glass! Richard Hemming MW,


La Battistelle Montesei Soave Classico 2022

Aromatically complex, every sniff revealing something new. White flowers, marjoram, white peach, lemon and melon. Delicate palate, light almost, but with pulpy fruit. For all its lightness, the wine has terrific personality, the flavours clear and precise and a structure that is entirely wrapped up by the fruits, flowers and spice. Absolute lunch perfection.


Bartali Chianti 2021

Mostly Sangiovese with 20% Canaiolo. Classic trattoria chianti. Fragrant, medium bodied, and cool across the palate. Violets, cherry, a touch of bitter orange, redcurrant and bay leaf. Slick and angular, the fruits sweet and tangy. Very savoury, mouthwatering and lip smacking with crushed herbs, terracotta tannins and bright acidity. Perfect casual drinking. 


Ca Matta Valpolicella Classico 2020

If we had to show a Valpolicella, a bottle that was a classic and typical example of the region, then it would have to be from Ca Matta. A classic blend of 70% Corvina, 25% Rondinella and 5% Molinara e Rebo and at only 12.5% alcohol, this looks tastes and feels like times past. Violets, red fruits and mixed herbs make for a particularly savoury palate. With a cool easy flow until you reach the squeeze of tannins, that you can taste as much as feel. Terrific energy and brightness, and the wine’s firmness begs for porchetta.


Badia A Coltibuono Cetamura Chianti 2020

All of Badia a Coltibuono’s Chiantis share the same DNA and it is evident throughout all the wines. Classic, poised and balanced. Certainly the softest, plumpest and fruit driven of the three releases, with less tertiary elements. Red fruits, dried flowers, tobacco and the lovely skinsy Sangiovese tannins that hold it all together. Perfect bistro/restaurant wine.


Collemattoni Rosso do Montalcino 2020

A defining traditional Brunello producer, Collemattoni’s wines offer a magical tension of lightness and power, pure fruit and earthy/meaty/herbal savouriness. Made from 100% Sangiovese and aged for 14 months in Slovenian oak, the ageing has burred some of Sangiovese’s angular structure, without sacrificing any brightness or energy. Tangy and pure with fruits of blackberry, cassis, cherry and plum, interwoven with herbs, cured meat and smoke. Very deep and broad, it’s breadth sleek, mouthwatering and refreshing. But like so many of these wines, its the tannins that set them apart. Always present, adding shape, flavour, texture and grip. They’re fine, persistent and brutally firm. Absolute bargain, in a region known for silly prices and overblown wines made for the critics.


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