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Italian Wines

"Il Santo" Nistri (Sweetish white) Half bottles
Similar to Vin Santo, but technically a Vino Liquoroso because it's fortified (it is consequently considerably cheaper!). Excellent value. Although fairly sweet it is best drunk on its own, or dunked with cantuccini.

  £7.95

MONTEPULCIANO D'ABRUZZO 2018 Farina (Red)
Excellent value red: lots of colour, only 12% alcohol, but with a surprisingly full flavour. A really good example of what you might call a trattoria wine.

  £7.95

MORELLINO DI SCANSANO "Fiore di Aliso" 2012 Poggio Argentiera (Red)
Half bottles only

From the newly fashionable area of the Maremma, this is a blend of mainly Sangiovese (85%) with Ciliegiolo and Grenache making up the rest. The Grenache adds a certain plumpness to the wine. In style it is similar to Chianti, but, being in a more maritime climate than the Chianti vineyards, it has a touch more freshness.

  £5.50

"CAMPOLIETI" Valpolicella Ripasso 2018 Luigi Righetti (Red)
This is a tip-top Ripasso, given oak barrel treatment (though the oak is nicely integrated).

  £14.50

CHIANTI 2016 Cantalici (Red)
2016 was a great vintage in Tuscany. Cantalici make seriously interesting wines - flavours of tobacco and plums here, still vigorous and youthful, but drinking well now and for several years yet. 

  £15.50

SPANNA  DOC Colline Novaresi 2016 Antonio Vallana 
This wine has the best label ever: a triumphal Roman arch with a four-horse chariot. Spanna is another name for Nebbiolo, and this comes from the eastern hills of Piedmont, outside the town of Novara. It is a different, and thoroughly appetising, interpretation of the great grape of Barolo and Barbaresco - a bit lighter, and lower in alcohol, than its more famous cousins. 

  £19.95

BAROLO 2015 Fenocchio (Red)
Delicious! A great vintage.

  £35.00