Italian Discovery ~ Value 7 Pack ~ Bonus Free Bottle
A showcase of the best Italian wines. Italian premium value doesn’t get any better than this. Seven highly rated and acclaimed wines, including a free bottle of Botter Prosecco Extra Dry.
1 x Anselmi 'Ca'stella' Pinot Grigio 2020 - Fruili, Italy
Bronze - Decanter World Wine Awards (2014 vintage)
87/100 CellarTracker (2008 Vintage)
The Anselmi family's Ca'stella Pinot Grugio is a stunning Pinot Grigio certified for its quality and the region from which it prevails.
The Winemaker "Velvety, dry, soft, well-balanced on palate. It is ideal as an aperitif or enjoyed with seafood or light food."
The Anselmi family established their vineyard and winery in the 1920’s, acquiring a small estate in the north east of Italy in the Fruili region. The vineyard is located on the coast and enjoys warm days and a cooling effect in the evenings. The family winery is now run by brothers Guiseppe and Lugi Anselmi who use traditional techniques to create aromatic and flavoursome wines.
1 x Collosorbo 'Rosso di Montalcino' Sangiovese 2019 - Tuscany, Italy
93/100 James Suckling (2016 Vintage)
90/100 Robert Parker ~ Wine Advocate (2016 Vintage)
James Suckling "Offers more concentration on the nose with mostly notes of blackberry pie, plum cake and even some Christmas pudding. On the palate, the fruit is melded beautifully with chewy yet tight tannins and taut acidity. Great stuff for what it is." (2016 Vintage)
Robert Parker "The 2016 Rosso di Montalcino opens to a bright ruby colour with purple highlights. The wine is youthful and bright in personality with a full load of plump cherry and ripe blackberry. You also get hints of spice, crushed mineral and balsam herb to round off the bouquet. The mouthfeel is rich, generous and nicely structured. This is an excellent value buy (55,000 bottles were made).” (2016 Vintage)
The Winemaker "A traditional, fresh velvety wine, Rosso di Montalcino comes from the Estate’s best vineyards, the same that produce Brunello. It is made from 100% Sangiovese with persistent, fruity aromas and considerable structure. This is a very versatile wine suitable for average periods of aging." (2016 Vintage)
The Tenuti di Collosorbo has been owned by the Ciacci family since 1850. The first bottle of Brunello di Montalcino was made in 1966 by Giuseppe Ciacci, a progenitor of the first of the three generations of this winery. Now Giovanna Ciacci and her daughters, oenologist Laura and agronomist, Lucia Sutera Sardo, operate the vineyard and winery, assisted by esteemed oenologist Paolo Caciorgna and cellar master, Daniele Guidotti, who has been in charge of the Tenuta's winery for more than twenty years and is considered one of the family.
1 x Giacomo Montresor - Castello di Soave 2018 ~ Veneto, Italy
The Winemaker ".....full-bodied, fine aromatic persistence. Delicate and fruity aroma with hints of apple and acacia." 2017 vintage
The Montresor family are prominent Italian winemakers, with their roots in the establishment of the wine industry in France. In the 16th century the family moved from Chateau Montresor in the Loire valley to Verona, Italy acquiring lands and estates and establishing viniculture in the region. In the second half of the 19th century, the family started selling the wines under the family name. Within a century they had established a reputational as an internationally acclaimed estate.
1 x Renato Ratti Langhe Nebbiolo 'Ochetti' 2018 - Piedmont, Italy
92/100 James Suckling (2016 vintage)
The Winemaker - "Renato Ratti Nebbiolo Ochetti is an elegant and fragrant red, ruby red in color. The nose expresses a fine and persistent bouquet with hints reminiscent of wild strawberries and raspberries. In the mouth, it is pleasantly bitter, velvety, light and full at the same time. Perfect in combination with skewered and grilled red meats, game, fondue with truffles, agnolotti, traditional white and red meat dishes enriched with spicy sauces."
Renato Ratti is a wine producer located in Barolo in northwestern Italy. It makes a wide range of wines from a number of Piedmont DOC and DOCG appellations, including Barolo, Dolcetto d'Alba, Barbera d'Alba, Barbera d'Asti and Monferrato. Renato Ratti spent time in Brazil producing Vermouth and sparkling wines before returning to his home in Piedmont in 1965. He purchased his first vineyard in the La Morra area and began making wines labelled with his own name. Along with the standard Nebbiolo, Ratti also grows Barbera, Dolcetto, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc.
1 x Tenimenti Mancini - Chianti Podere Della Filandra 2019 ~ Chianti, Italy
Bronze - Decanter World Wine Awards
The Winemaker "Intense and clean to the nose, it opens with very intense floral scents that are prolonged with an aroma of fresh red fruits. In the mouth, it is the soft, good sensation of warmth balanced by perfect freshness. The tannins are young but pleasant and well balanced by the body and freshness. Good olfactory taste persistence, after swallowing the aromas of red fruits immediately return."
The winemaking history of the Mancini family begins at the end of the nineteenth century with the construction of the first winery in San Polo and the cultivation of the first vineyards of the Podere Della Filandra. This continues with the subsequent acquisitions of the Tenute di Campriano and Muciafora, the most recent property. As early as 1926, the family became involved in the production of Chianti doc.
1 x Tor del Colle Riserva 2018 ~ Montepulciano d' Abruzzo, Italy
Bronze - International Wine Challenge (2007 vintage)
The Winemaker "Dry and herbaceous on the palate. Full-bodied and balanced. Intense, vinous bouquet with an immediate cherry flavor changing to notes of blackberries and liquorice."
Tor del Colle is produced by the family-owned winery Casa Vinicola Botter, founded in 1928.
Montepulciano d’Abruzzo is one of Italy's most famous wines. This classic, well-rounded, plum-scented Italian red is made from Montepulciano grapes grown in the Abruzzo region, on Italy's Adriatic coast.
1 x Botter Prosecco Extra Dry NV - Veneto Italy
Commended - International Wine Challenge 2018
Silver - International Wine & Spirit Competition 2018
Bronze - International Wine & Spirit Competition 2017
Commended - International Wine Challenge 2016
Bronze - International Wine & Spirit Competition 2016
Commended - International Wine Challenge 2014
Bronze - International Wine & Spirit Competition 2014
Gold - Mundus Vini 2014
Bronze - International Wine Challenge 2013
Jancis Robinson "Pear juice, lemon, off-dry. Functional, fine."
Falstaff Magazine "Filigree nose with elegant nuances of white flowers and a hint of wet stone."
Casa Vinicola Botter is a multi-awarded Italian wine producer. The company was founded in 1928 as a small business selling local Veneto wines in barrels. After World War II, it moved onto bottled wine and began to export internationally. Botter is now managed by the third generation of the family. Botter owns two wine estates; including Divici a winery with 100 hectares (250 acres) of organic vineyards in the hills around Treviso. These are planted with a range of classic Veneto varieties such as Corvina, although the initial focus has been on an organic Prosecco.
Wine Spectator - 'Sparkling Success' "Prosecco has brought Italian sparkling wine to the forefront of the wine world. Prosecco has almost become a byword to mean any sparkling wine. In reality, Prosecco DOC, the most widely available example from the region, is specifically the product of vineyards that span a large swath of approximately 70,000 acres through the Veneto and Friuli–Venezia-Giulia regions. The soft, creamy texture and approachable structure that people love is the result of the Charmat production method, and the pretty floral and peach flavours typical to the wine are characteristics of the area's native Glera grape, Prosecco's dominant variety."