Franciacorta Cuvee Prestige NV Ca Del Bosco 75cl £42.00, Franciacorta, Lombardia
This is one of the best Italian Sparkling wines. It is a bled of Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco and Pinot Nero and vinified using the 'Metodo Classico', same as Champagne. For this Cuvée Prestige the grapes are hand-picked and then every bunch go through our exclusive “berry spa,” a special whirlpool-like wash for grape bunches, so that the fruit is clean and free of impurity . After pressing in an oxygen-free press, all the musts of the base wines ferment in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks for seven moth, then the wine is blended and bottled and it age on the lees for at least 2 years before the tirage and the dosage . this is incredibly toasty an elegant and classic Franciacorta, well-balanced, pleasantly fresh and crisp. Perfect for any occasion.
Chianti Rufina Riserva Bucerchiale 2016 DOCG Selvapiana 75cl £29.99, Ruffina, Toscana
Tremendous depth of colour with great intensity on the nose and a powerful, fruit packed palate, unusual for the Chianti Rufina zone which is usually characterised by its leaner, elegant wines. Ripe raspberry and spicy cherry fruit, with a touch of herbs and violets on the palate, robust tannins and the long, fine finish which is the hallmark of the Selvapiana wines.
Barolo Essenze 2015 Vite Colte 75cl £39.99, Barolo, Piemonte
Barolo, one of Italy’s great wines, has the capability to enchant and enhance life. From Vite Colte, an award winning winery, this wine, blended from grapes grown in the best vineyards, is testimony for that position. A well-structured palate follows a rich, dense, very slightly fruit-sweet nose. Packed with fruit and perfume flavours this is a complex wine. This Vintage stunning vintage has been awarded a Platinum 97/100 Award from Decanter.