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Italy

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!

  • Pinot Grigio della Venezie DOC - Arietta
    £8.85

    Pinot Grigio della Venezie DOC - Arietta

    Casa Girelli

    This exceptional Pinot Grigio was carefully crafted for us by the wine boffins at Casa Girelli. In order to guarantee such exceptional flavour and ...

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    £8.85
  • Nero d'Avola Terre Sicilane - La Mura
    £10.75

    Nero d'Avola Terre Sicilane - La Mura

    Casa Girelli

    La Mura Nero d'Avola is a tremendously characterful red made from organically grown Nero d'Avola grapes on the sun-drenched island of Sicily. It is...

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    £10.75
  • Pink Zinfandel - Decanal
    £9.25

    Pink Zinfandel - Decanal

    Casa Girelli

    This Pink Zinfandel Rose come from Puglia and it has an intense bouquet of strawberries and other red fruits. The palate is well rounded and with a...

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    £9.25
  • Grillo Terre Siciliane - La Mura
    £10.75

    Grillo Terre Siciliane - La Mura

    Casa Girelli

    Made from 100% organically grown Grillo grapes, the unique indigenous grape variety of Sicily, the wine is extremely characterful with a distinct f...

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    £10.75
  • Merlot del Veneto - Cantata della Vite
    £8.95

    Merlot del Veneto - Cantata della Vite

    Casa Girelli

    A ripe and juicy red wine with blueberry and plum fruit in both the aromas and on the palate. Tannins are ripe and sufficient to support the flavou...

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    £8.95
  • Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOC - Arietta
    £9.95

    Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOC - Arietta

    Casa Girelli

    Montepulciano is the flagship grape of the Abruzzo region and this is a very affordable and great quality example. Medium bodied with plenty of rus...

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    £9.95
  • Garganega IGT - Arietta
    £9.90

    Garganega IGT - Arietta

    Casa Girelli

    Garganega is the great grape of Soave but it is also cultivated throughout the Veneto. For many years it was blended with Pinot Grigio to add some ...

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    £9.90