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Italian Wines

MONTEPULCIANO D'ABRUZZO 2022 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).


MONTEPULCIANO d'ABRUZZO 2016 Villa Sant'Angelo 
Serious Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, bottled in 2019 - a fine example of the quality that the Montepulciano grape can produce in the right hands. 


BAROLO 2016 Giacomo Fenocchio (Red)
Delicious! Another great vintage. 
I have just bought a copy of Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book 2024. It has a section: Ten wines to try in 2014 - and one of the ten is this Barolo, which is described, among other things as follows: This basic Barolo is anything but basic .........