Italy offers hearty red wines, sweet and fruity dessert wines and sparkling Spumante. Italian wines come from northern Veneto and Piedmont, Tuscany, Campania, Apulia and the islands of Sardinia and Sicily. Sangiovese is the major grape of Chianti and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, and the only variety in Brunello di Montalcino; many critically acclaimed Super-Tuscan wines
The Allegrini family`s southeast facing vineyards are located in the Valpolicella Classico hills. The family has been growing grapes here for six generations, and the estate in its current form was founded by Giovanni Allegrini. Deep and inky in the glass, Allegrini Valpolicella Classico has imposing structure and depth, as much in its aromas of mature fruit and spices, as on the palate, where the alcohol is sustained by the perfect degree of acidity and ripe tannins.
Antinori Badia a Passignano Chianti Classico Riserva is produced exclusively from the finest, most highly selected grapes grown on the estate of the same name situated in the Chianti Classico area. The abbey, which is located in an area that has been inhabited at least since the Etruscan period, is one of the finest fortified abbeys in the area. It has been renowned for its wine production for over 1,000 years.
Antinori Santa Cristina first vintage was produced by Marquis Niccolò Antinori, father of Piero Antinori, in 1946. Over time Santa Cristina has become a reference point for connoisseurs, and not merely these consumers, thanks a constant commitment to high quality.
Antinori Tignanello is produced exclusively from the Tignanello vineyard, a 47 hectares (116 acres) southwest-facing, calcareous rocky-marl and limestone soil plot with tufaceous elements, planted between 1,150 and 1,312 feet above sea level at Antinori's Santa Cristina Estate. It was the first Sangiovese to be aged in small oak barrels, the first red wine in modern times to use a non-traditional grape variety, Cabernet, in the blend, and among the first red wines made in Chianti with no white grapes. The 2012 Tignanello has the qualities for a successful evolution. ” – Rated 93, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Villa Antinori Bianco was produced for the first time, by Niccolò Antinori, in 1931; since then the label has remained virtually unchanged, as has the production philosophy which seeks to bring out all the Tuscan character of the wine.
Bell’Agio in Italian means “easygoing lifestyle,” and Banfi Bell’Agio Chianti evokes just that idea. Bell’agio captures all of the romance and tradition associated with this classic Tuscan favorite. Bell’agio Chianti DOCG comes in a straw-covered bottle. Bell’Agio remains one of the few producers to still bottle in the straw “fiasco,” invented hundreds of years ago to protect weak glass in transport and popularized in the US in the 1960s when Chiantis began to appear more readily on the market. Wicker Bottle 3L.
Banfi Belnero Sangiovese is produced mainly with Sangiovese, the emblematic grape of Montalcino tradition. Sangiovese is the defining grape of Italy. In traditional Tuscan winemaking, Sangiovese was always blended with other varieties such as Colorino or Mammolo. Sangiovese purity was not the standard because the grape can bring uneven results if planted in the wrong places. Banfi Belnero rightly calls this wine a “dark beauty” as very little light shines through in the glass.
Banfi Brunello Di Montalcino is a culmination of over two decades of Castello Banfi’s pioneering research on the clones of Sangiovese; with the goal of producing a more outstanding quality Brunello. A meticulous grape selection is followed by vinification with skin contact for 10-12 days. Released in the 5th year after harvest, the wine is aged for a minimum of 4 years, including 2 years in oak barrels of various sizes, mainly French oak barriques, and partly in Slavonian oak casks. Perfect with red meats, wild game and aged cheeses.
Banfi Col Di Sasso Sangiovese & Cabernet Sauvignon is a youthful red with ripe raspberry aromas, black currant and cherry fruit but convincingly Italian. Enjoy with grilled or roasted meats, poultry, or as an ideal accompaniment to pasta with meat sauce and mildly piquant cheeses. Very easy to drink.
Banfi Collepino Sangiovese & Merlot has a rich ruby red color with fresh, fruit-forward aromas. Also features and intense red-currant, raspberry and plum notes and soft, sweet tannins for ace finish. Grape maceration for 7 to 8 days in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures between 25 to 30°C. After a malolactic fermentation, the wine ages in French oak barrels for approximately 2 months.
Banfi Fumaio Chardonnay & Sauvignon Blanc is Banfi’s excellent interpretation of youthful white wines. The Chardonnay imparts roundness, while the Sauvignon Blanc adds character to this fresh and easy-to-drink wine. Ideal as an aperitif or as a perfect partner of fish dishes.
Banfi Principessa Di Gavi is considered the premier dry white wine of Italy and compares favorably with the world's noble wines. Superlative with a distinct personality, Principessa is fruity, fresh and crisp with a gentle acidity and balanced finish. An ideal accompaniment with all shellfish, it also marries well with fish, veal and grilled chicken, as well as with the delicate flavor variations of Japanese cuisine.
Barone Fini Merlot is unoaked and displays the classic fragrances and flavors of the varietal: plums, blackberries, blueberries and prunes make up the dark fruit nose and those aromas deliver flavor on the palate. The first sip of this clean and bracing wine offers hints of good things to come: rich, ripe cherries, plums, cassis and a smooth, velvety finish that brings chocolatey cherry notes to the fore. This is a stylish red.
Beni di Batasiolo Barbaresco comes from Piemonte, Italy. The winery is owned by the Dogliani family. The Dogliani family’s history dates back to 1882 when the family established itself as grape growers in Lange. Garnet color with beautifully aromatic rose, cherry, anise and mineral aromas. On the palate, it’s medium-bodied, and fresh with dusty tannins along with dried cherry, spice and a hint of mineral flavors.
Beni di Batasiolo Barbera d’Alba is a medium-bodied wine revealing silky smooth flavors of plum, cedar, cherry, cranberry and other oaky notes. The color is ruby red with violet hues. The bouquet has good intensity and persistence, winey expression, fruity and vegetal. It ends dry with slightly chewy tannins and long lasting notes of sour fruit.
Bertani Due Uva was the first Due Uve (“Two Grapes”) to be produced by Bertani. This is the result of the judicious and harmonious synthesis of two grape varieties, chosen and brought together to bring out the best in each other. Due Uve Bianco combines the body and elegance of Pinot Grigio with the aromatic notes typical of Sauvignon Blanc, thus achieving a truly original creation rich in personality and character, a fusion of two of the world’s most famous grape varieties.