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Lively selection for grigliata style cuisine this Summer

These delicious wines will transform your barbecue into an authentic Italian experience

The perfect accompaniment to grilled salads, spiedini, wood-fire pizzas, & fresh fruit

The Italian Barbecue Selection (Italy)

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The Italian Barbecue Selection (Italy)

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Turn your Kiwi barbecue into an authentic Italian grigliata with this fantastic selection of Italian wines...

1 x San Marzano Salento IGP Il Pumo Primitivo 2017 (Italy)

Awarded Trophy: Berliner Wein Trophy, Spring tasting 2018

Awarded Gold Medal: Selections Mondiales Des Vins Canada 2018

Awarded Gold Medal: Singapore International Competition 2018

Awarded Gold Medal: Los Angeles International Wine Competition 2018

Awarded Gold Medal: Ain Wine Challenge 2018

Deep ruby red with violet reflections in the glass. Experience intense aromas, with notes of plum and cherry, spicy, with rosemary and vanilla scents. A full-bodied wine, soft and balanced, easy to drink.

At the heart of Italy's ancient villages, from high balconies and white terraces, this wine whispers good luck to passersby. It is born of the clay that once nourished the vineyards. It is a flower as it blooms, a peach on the tree, a grape on the vine.

The grapes were harvested in the first weeks of September from San Marzano, Salento, Puglia. San Marzano is a small village in the centre of the Primitivo di Manduria DOC region, a strip of land kissed by the two seas of the Salento: the Ionian and the Adriatic. The area is about 100 meters above sea level, with high average temperatures and medium-low rainfall. The soft soil layer is clayey and quite thin, with a good presence of rocks.

Food Pairing: Savoury first courses, red meat and game, mature cheese. Serve between 16-18oC.

Seal: Cork - Alc: 13.5%

1 x Caruso & Minni Nero d'Avola DOC 2015 (Italy)

AWARDED SILVER MEDAL: Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2016

Fruity and vibrant Nero d’Avola finds a balance of soft tannins and a harmonic finish.

Carefully picked up by hand. Maceration and fermentation of the destemmed grapes in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperature of 25°C for 15-20 days. Malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Aged in 50% in barrels of 225 lt for 2 months, the remaining 50% in stainless steel tanks. 2 months in the bottle follow.

Food Pairing: Great with grilled meat and aged cheeses.

Seal: Cork - Alc: 13.5%

1 x Borgo San Leo Prosecco Brut DOC (Italy)

Bright pale straw-yellow pour; a fine, clear mousse with a very delicate perlage. Attractively intense on the nose, very fruity and aromatic, with hints of wisteria flowers and Rennet apples. Very well-balanced and appealing, with the extremely delicate almond note that is typical of Glera grapes.

The must, obtained by very soft pressing, undergoes an initial fermentation at a controlled temperature of 10° C. (50° F.). The base wine is then transferred into pressurized stainless steel tanks where the wine is made sparkling using the traditional Charmat method.

Food Pairing: Excellent as an aperitif or for toasting special events with friends. It also accompanies the entire meal for those who enjoy an aromatic touch.

Seal: Cork - Alc: 11%

1 x Sensi Veneto IGT Pinot Grigio 2015 (Italy)

This Pinot Grigio has brilliant bright yellow with lightly golden tones in the glass. The nose is intense with ripe yellow fruit notes reminiscent of peach and apricot and tending towards an almost tropical fragrance. The fragrant alcoholic notes with nuances of crusty bread and acacia honey, complete this wine, bestowing finesse and substance to the bouquet. The palate is full in both body and flavour, delicately smooth yet with a bold structure, bringing balance and long-lasting taste, enhanced by a refined fruity aftertaste. If carefully cellared it will keep well for a few years, underlining its strength and smoothness.

Pinot Grigio, of  Alsatian origins, has been cultivated in Veneto for many years. For Sensi, a wine that bears their name must tell their story. A story of great sacrifice, enthusiasm and goals to achieve, but with the wisdom of taking just small steps at a time and showing great respect for human relations. Their mission is to communicate a production philosophy through our wines, based on the elegant and balanced sensations, clean flavour and consistent quality. Elegance that on a human level means awareness of our customers’ needs, honesty, passion and efficiency to construct long-lasting relations with them.

Food Pairing: Ideal with ors d’oeuvre (especially those with fish) and all seafood and shellfish. It is also a perfect accompaniment to white meat dishes. To be served chilled, at a temperature of 11- 12°C.

Seal: Screw Cap - Alc: 12.44%

1 x Sensi Collezione Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOC 2017 (Italy)

Ruby red colour in the glass with violet reflections, a characteristic aroma of violet with hints of ground cover and spices stands out to the nose.  This beautiful wine is smooth, structured and delicately tannic to the taste.

Produced for more than two centuries on the slopes of the wonderful hills of Abruzzo, this variety spread quickly, reaching the vineyards distributed in all of the Regions of the Province with pebbly-chalky terrain, at an altitude no higher than 300 m above sea level, and a south/south-east exposition. A careful control and analysis has identified the first 10 days of October as being the optimal harvest period. After a soft pressing of the grapes the alcoholic fermentation occurs by means of submerged cap fermentation at a controlled temperature, in steel baths.  An obligatory ageing period of around 5 months is expected.

Food Pairing: It best expresses itself matched with meat-based first courses or moderately seasoned cheeses.

Seal: Screw Cap - Alc: 13%

1 x Passimiento Terre Siciliane IGT Baglio Gibellina 2017 (Italy)

Bright intense red colour in the glass. The bouquet is characteristic of this varietal, intense with hint of dry fruits. This lovely wine is warm, full-bodied and harmonious in acidity, with smooth and elegant tannins.

From the old vineyards shaken by intense pulsion that rise from the deep roots of the earth to shake the best grapes, this wine comes to life with the authentic Mediterranean fragrance, vibrant at the hot winds from the South and at the cold winds from the North. Our master of the vineyard, “maestro”, decides the time of the harvest and as a conductor from the different elements creates the harmony of “u…passimiento”. The selected old vineyards are located on the hills between 300 to 600 meters above sea level. Are grown using Guyot on clay soil with limited yields of grape per hectare.

The grapes of Frappato are harvested at the earliest maturation, so that all the typical freshness remains in the must that, at a very slow fermentation, is then placed in small steel tanks. The grapes of Nero d’Avola instead, are left on the vines for a light withering and for the natural dehydration. They are late harvested and with extreme care placed in wooden cases. After a soft pressing the musts ferment at controlled temperature. The two musts evolve according to their typical features and when our “maestro” decides, they are slowly blended, within the time and the proportions required by the single harvest. The natural sweetness of the wines is obtained by interrupting the fermentation through the “cold” process. The wine matured for some months in steel tanks.

Food Pairing: serve with Italian pasta and delicate cheese.

Seal: Cork - Alc: 13.5%








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