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Italian Wines

MONTEPULCIANO D'ABRUZZO 2020 Rubino Principe (Red)
Excellent value red: lots of colour, and bouncy flavour. A good example of what you might call a trattoria wine.


"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.


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


SPANNA  DOC Colline Novaresi 2018 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. 


BAROLO 2016 Fenocchio (Red)
Delicious! Another great vintage.