Italy is something of a vinous nightmare with climates ranging from the cold Alpine north to the sweet sunshine of Sicily, over 2000 indigenous grape varieties planted togther with many plantings of international varieties now and of course, the system of quality gradation, D.O.C. and D.O.C.G. The two are more or less the same but the latter means it's Guaranteed!!
If you can look past these hard to understand elements, Italy has an absolute wealth of superb wines for you to enjoy. One thing to bear in mind, most wines are red and thus are designed to partner food. You'd never catch a self-respecting Italian watching a football match with a glass of red in his hand but then again, you'd never find the same man eating dinner (except for a Pizza) without a glass of red to hand.
Some of the more famous wines such as Chianti, Barolo and Prosecco are well known to us English but lesser known wines can be the greatest fun of all to drink and offer incredible value as well. Ever heard of Falanghina Irpinia? No? Well neither had my friends in Piemonte but it can be a wonderful white wine and much more fun to drink than it is to pronounce!
Look through our list of Italian wines and there'll be something for everybody. Sweet or dry, sparkling or still, red white or rose, you like it, your sure to find it!
Luigi Righetti Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico is deep ruby-red, with a complex nose dominated by dried fruits. Full bodied on the palate, the ...View full details£20.90Sale
Astoria Galie Prosecco Di Treviso Extra Dry is delightfully aromatic, with fine floral notes on the bouquet. The clean, crisp palate has just a fai...View full details£26.25Sale
Luigi Righetti Capitel Del Roari Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico is a dry, full and rich wine that is also velvety and elegant. It has intense ...View full details£23.90Sale
Original price £29.75Current price £26.78
Corte Adami Amarone Della Valpolicella displays ripe cherry fruit, exotic oriental spices, cocoa, liquorice and floral aromas. The palate is powerf...View full detailsOriginal price £29.75Current price £26.78Save 10%
San Giorgio A Lapi Bandecca Chianti Classico Riserva is an intense ruby/garnet red. The nose is redolent of ripe cherries, blueberries, dark spic...View full details£21.60Sale
Astoria Casa Vittorino Prosecco Di Valdobbiadene Brut has a pale, straw yellow colour that is extremely attractive to the eye. The intense, clean c...View full details£29.50Sale