Per case of 6
The perfect introductory showcase to Italian reds!
Six Pack contains 1 bottle each of the following:
1 x Cigliuti Langhe Nebbiolo 2018
This 2018 Langhe Nebbiolo is a fantastic introduction to the Cigliuti style of pure, ripe fruit framed by supple tannins and cleansing acidity. A lighter style Cigliuti but by no means light. Classic aromas of cherries and roses lead onto a fine yet sumptuous palate.
1 x Josetta Saffirio Barbera d’Alba 2018
Explosive, perfumed and pretty. How many wines are a combination of all three? Hardly any, but there’s one here with notes of blood orange, smoke, blueberry, blackberry, cassis and kirsch. Awash with juicy, vivid and vibrant flavours. Bright red fruits, spice, earth and melting tannins, leading to a squeeze of chalkiness. Pretty with guts, I cannot imagine any red wine drinker not loving this.
1 x Voliero Rosso di Montalcino 2019
The 2019 Rosso di Montalcino lifts up with a pretty herbal and floral display, gaining richness with time in the glass, as wild strawberries and brown spice come forward with hints of white pepper and smoke. It boasts silky textures over a medium-bodied frame, with masses of ripe red and black berries contrasted by salty minerals. A gorgeous inner sweetness lingers, tapering off to inner violet tones with an underlying twang of tart citrus.
1 x La Macchiole Bolgheri Rosso 2019
Le Macchiole’s 2019 Bolgheri Rosso is bright, effusive and so alluring. Sweet floral and spice notes meld into a core of red/purplish berry fruit as this silky, mid-weight red shows off its undeniable charm. The interplay of Bolgheri radiance with the approach at Le Macchiole today, that seeks greater energy in the wines than in the past, is so incredibly appealing.
1 x Isole e Olena Chianti Classico 2018
Good chianti can be hard to find, often light and raw or over oaked and bigger than a Barossa shiraz. Isole e Olena’s Chianti are none of those things! Crimson in colour with sour cherry and bramble notes. The palate has a subtle, lithe character full of perfumed fruit and is given depth by a mineral vein. Great structure from the taut acidity and tannin.
1 x Albino Rocca Dolcetto d’Alba 2019
Albino Rocca’s Dolcetto d’Alba is drawn from a single vineyard in Barbaresco, a very serious location with a first-rate, east to south-east exposure for the most part. The vines are 30-40 years old, and thanks to their maturity and the sensible yields they offer, this wine displays more intensity and texture than many a garden-variety Dolcetto D’Alba. This is reared only in tank to preserve purity and, like the other Rocca 2019s, shows the strength of the vintage–with loads of pure, juicy, red cherry and cranberry fruits and a vibrant, punchy close. Terrific value.