2019 Italy Portfolio Offer

Last year we stopped ogling and took the plunge: seven Piedmontese growers were added to the portfolio.

The synergy with our existing collection of Burgundian and German estates is clear: single varietals, made by small producers from specified vineyards.

But really it’s what’s in the bottle: a new generation of growers in the Langhe has taken over who have combined tradition with an understanding of modern winemaking methods. In doing so they have shed their reputation for anodyne whites and cruel, tannic reds in favour of balanced fine wines with scented fruit and smooth elegance. It is an exciting time.


wines Diego Conterno Vini (5 wines)
 
wines Bruna Grimaldi (1 wines)
 
wines La Sala (2 wines)
 
wines Roagna (1 wines)
 
wines Cantina Tibaldi (2 wines)
 


The wines

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Red

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La Sala

2015 Chianti Classico (LASA30215A)
It is made from 90% Sangiovese and 10% Merlot, which adds a round, soft note unexpected in a wine like this. It is packed with red fruit, spice, soft ripe tannins and a fresh finish. Perfect with heartier dishes and the usual fava beans.
6 Bottle - 75cl £54.00
In Bond
Equivalent bottle price inc. VAT: £13.48
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2015 Chianti Classico Riserva (LASA36215A)
That bit more complex than the regular Chianti. The fruit is denser, and there are dried fruit and spice notes with a hint of balsamic, along with fine smooth tannins leading to a rich and satisfying finish.
6 Bottle - 75cl £96.00
In Bond
Equivalent bottle price inc. VAT: £21.88
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Giuseppe Mascarello e Figlio

2017 Langhe Nebbiolo (MSCA20217A)
12 Bottle - 75cl £300.00
In Bond
Equivalent bottle price inc. VAT: £32.68
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2016 Langhe Nebbiolo (MSCA20216A)
Picked a few days before the estate’s other wines, it is a mini Barolo designed to be drunk now: there is strawberry, plum and a hint of black cherry, as well as tobacco and hay, backed by fine tannins and an appealing fresh finish.From young vines in Monforte and Castiglione Falletto. It has fresh raspberry and hedgerow fruit, with notes of spice and a hint of leather, backed by fine firm tannins and vibrant acidity.
12 Bottle - 75cl £300.00
In Bond
Equivalent bottle price inc. VAT: £32.68
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2015 Barolo Monprivato (MSCA30215A)
If you think 2015 produced hot, alcoholic wines – try this: it is Barolo at its best. There is complex spectrum of fruit, floral and spice elements: redcurrants, roses, a hint of licorice, a gamey note all enveloped in fine ripe tannins. The finish is elegant, saline and exceptionally long.
6 Bottle - 75cl £525.00
In Bond
Equivalent bottle price inc. VAT: £107.68
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Roagna

2013 Barbaresco Paje (ROAG32213A)
Cherry, exotic spices, herbs, roses – you name and it’s there. In short, an exceptionally complex, vibrant wine with very fine tannins that is a little backward but will reward patience.
6 Bottle - 75cl £382.61
In Bond
Equivalent bottle price inc. VAT: £79.20
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White

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Diego Conterno Vini

2017 Langhe Nascetta (COND06217A)
Nascetta is a local white variety almost extinct by the mid-nineties, but now undergoing something of a rebirth, with widespread planting. Tasting this It's easy to see why: the wine is vibrant and fresh, with chalky lime, peach, pineapple and lemon notes, has a clear mineral seam and lifts to a juicy citrus finish.
6 Bottle - 75cl £60.00
In Bond
Equivalent bottle price inc. VAT: £14.68
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Cantina Tibaldi

2017 Langhe Favorita (TIBA12217A)
The Favorita, also known as Vermentino, is from a vineyard facing north-west, which keeps it fresh and bright. The bunches are not destemmed before pressing, giving a rich, phenolic wine with exotic peach fruit, vibrant citrus acidity and a powerful mineral seam that drives to a long salty finish.
6 Bottle - 75cl £54.00
In Bond
Equivalent bottle price inc. VAT: £13.48
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2017 Roero Arneis (TIBA16217A)
Arneis has smaller bunches and thicker skins than Favorita, and gives a richer, riper, more scented wine, with melon and lime fruit, a powerful salty minerality and a pleasing fresh herbal note on the long smooth finish.
6 Bottle - 75cl £54.00
In Bond
Equivalent bottle price inc. VAT: £13.48
Buy


 
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