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A romantic collection for lovers of rich, juicy & vibrant Italian reds

Fall in love with the intense fruit flavours &  silky soft mouthfeel Italy has to offer

Perfect with either simple or rich pasta dishes, bolognese, casseroles & grilled meats

The Taste of Italy Collection (Italy)

Member rating / 9
6 Btls, $107.94 6 Btls, $93.86

The Taste of Italy Collection (Italy)

Member rating / 9
Discover the delicious tastes of Italian reds...
6 Btls, $107.94 6 Btls, $93.86

A romantic collection for lovers of rich, juicy and vibrant Italian red wines. You'll fall in love with the intense fruit flavours and silky soft mouthfeel Italy has to offer in this beautifully presented in this collection.

Collection includes:

2 x Ancora Sangiovese IGT Puglia 2018 (Italy)

awarded 90/100 points & 4.5 Stars: Sam Kim, Wine Orbit

"It's spicy and attractively savoury on the nose showing dark cherry, smoked game, dried herb and warm spice notes, followed by an elegantly weighted palate that offers fine texture and grainy tannins. Well structured with a lovely dry finish" Sam Kim, Wine Orbit

Appealing aromas of fresh red fruit and a touch of black pepper spice. The palate is vibrant with juicy red and black berry fruit characters, and a hint of spice. Soft, rounded tannins are balanced by tangy acidity.

Produced from Sangiovese grapes from the Salento peninsula in southern Puglia. Traditional vinification in stainless steel tanks, with six days spent on skins. No oak ageing.

Food Pairing: Ideal with simple pasta tossed in butter and Parmesan or with tomato based sauces.

Alc: 12.5%

Certified Vegan.

2 x Conviviale Montepulciano D'Abruzzo 2016 (Italy)

AWARDED 91/100 POINTS & 4.5 STARS: Sam Kim, Wine Orbit

"This is fruit forward and inviting on the nose showing dark berry, smoked wood and beetroot characters with a lovely floral overtone. It's juicy and brightly expressed on the palate, delivering rounded mouthfeel and supple texture, making it friendly and delightfully drinkable" Sam Kim, Wine Orbit

An intense wine with cherry, ripe plum fruit aromas and warm, earthy spice. The palate is densely packed with morello cherry, cassis and bramble fruit flavours. Tannins are serious and sappy in feel giving a rich structured wine that will develop for a further 12-18 months in bottle.

Produced from selected parcels of Montepulciano grapes, from low yielding 30 to 50 year old vines in the Chieti province of Abruzzo.

Food Pairing: Pasta with Bolognese sauce, beef casserole or any grilled or roasted meats.

2 x Da Vero Vino Rosso Nero d’Avola IGT Terre Siciliane 2016 (Italy)

AWARDED 90/100 POINTS & 4.5 STARS: Sam Kim, Wine Orbit

"Sweetly fruited and immediately appealing, the bouquet shows dried cherry, roasted nut, leather and cake spice notes on the nose, leading to a flavoursome palate that displays lovely weight and ripe fruit intensity. It's showing some bottle-matured complexity, making it a gorgeous food partner" Sam Kim, Wine Orbit

Ripe aromas of black fruit and a hint of spice. The palate is full with rich plum and bramble fruit characters, and plump tannins.

The Nero d'Avola grapes are sourced from the area around Salemi (Province of Trapani) in the northwest tip of Sicily. The vines are Guyot-trained, and grown at around 250m altitude on a combination of soil types. The vineyards were converted to organic viticulture in 2007. The grapes are macerated on the skins for 8-12 days, then racked and allowed to complete malolactic fermentation.

Food Pairing: Rich pasta dishes, casseroles and grilled meats.

Certified Organic and Vegan.


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Finet quality at bargain prices. I can recommend stongly.

Colin - 25/09/2020

Everything we expected and more!

Richard - 24/09/2020

great introduction to a range of wines from Italy.

John - 01/09/2020

Lovely honest wine. Nothing exceptional but good value for money.

Paul - 08/09/2020

Only tried the Ancora Sangiovese so far. Very enjoyable.

Bede - 11/08/2020

Only opened the Da Vero Sicilian so far. Decent earthy wine for day to day winter drinking.

Paul - 17/05/2020


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