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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.

  £6.50

MONTEPULCIANO D'ABRUZZO 2016 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

VERDICCHIO DEI CASTELLI DI JESI 2016 Colonnara (White)
An interesting, highly individual flavour. Fresh tasting - goes well with seafood.

  £9.95

COPERTINO Rosso 2009 Leone de Castris (Red)
From the heel of Italy.

  £10.95

DOLCETTO D'ALBA 2013 Azienda Agricola Ronchi (Red)
Delicious Dolcetto, with plenty of colour and lots of character.

  £11.95

SPANNA  DOC Colline Novaresi 2013 Antonio Vallana
This comes comes from the north-eastern corner of Piedmont, near Lake Maggiore. In that region the Nebbiolo grape is known as Spanna - but this is a very different expression of Nebbiolo: lighter, bouncier, but with ageability.

  £13.95

"CAMPOLIETI" Valpolicella Ripasso 2012 Luigi Righetti (Red)
This is a tip-top Ripasso, given oak barrel treatment (though the oak is nicely integrated) - a slightly lighter, fresher vintage than the preceding two.

  £13.95

CHIANTI 2004 Fattoria Fiano (Red)
Mature Chianti: soft, mellow, brown at the rim (but don't be disconcerted - the wine is in excellent order!), with a touch of pepper and spice.

  £14.95

CHIANTI Colli Fiorentini Riserva 2006 Fattoria di Fiano (Red)   
More youthful than the 2004, with a deeper, darker colour, this still has a spicy edge to it, promising a longer life than the 2004. Would be an excellent match for game.

  £16.50

 "CAPITEL DE ROARI" Amarone della Valpolicella 2012 Luigi Righetti (Red)
Terrific, powerful, full-on Amarone - and very reasonably priced.

  £26.50