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Some boats have arrived, bearing new vintages of faithful classics as well as some all new labels. Along with a gorgeous new Rhone label from a great vintage, our penchant for Italy has added yet more range to this already overflowing category. Thanks to John’s diligent tasting trip to Europe we have a bunch of classy new wines from the ‘rest’ of Italy, this time it’s Montepulciano D’Abruzzo, Soave and the rich reds of Puglia.

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  1. 2016 Apollonio Salento Negroamaro

    2016 Apollonio Salento Negroamaro

    91 Points John Caro
    A ripe and rounded, nuanced red from the warm climes of Southern Italy. This is the home of the wonderful Negroamaro grape, which produces full-bodied but soft and complex reds which, like this ...
    $19.99 in mixed 6+ or $22.99 per bottle
  2. 2016 Apollonio Salento Primitivo ( Zinfandel )

    2016 Apollonio Salento Primitivo ( Zinfandel )

    91 Points John Caro
    Lovely black fruit in a gentle, elegant style - the Apollonio Primitivo is a southern Italian charmer. In Puglia the climate is Mediterranean and the early-ripening Primitivo grape is used to ...
    $19.99 in mixed 6+ or $22.99 per bottle
  3. 2015 Cornacchia Montepulciano D'Abruzzo

    2015 Cornacchia Montepulciano D'Abruzzo

    91 Points Antonio Galloni's Vinous
    A fresh and bright-fruited Montepulciano from a quality traditional producer, who now uses organic methods. Cornacchia's vineyard soils are stony and calcerous, which makes them well-drained in ...
    $21.99 in mixed 6+ or $24.99 per bottle
  4. 2016 Franchetto Soave La Capelina

    2016 Franchetto Soave La Capelina

    95 Points Decanter
    'Best Veneto Wine' in Decanter Magazine... that says it all. An absolutely delicious palate of abundant yet elegant, nuanced fruit leads to lovely dry, mineral finish. This harmonious wine is ...
    • Decanter Gold
    • Decanter Regional Trophy
    $24.99 in mixed 6+ or $27.99 per bottle
  5. 2016 Franchetto Veneto Pinot Grigio

    2016 Franchetto Veneto Pinot Grigio

    91 Points John Caro
    A fresh and dry Pinot Grigio from Italy's white wine heartland, the Veneto. Franchetto's south facing vineyards enjoy excellent sunlight but also the freshness of quite a high altitude (500 ...
    $24.99 in mixed 6+ or $27.99 per bottle
  6. 2015 Charvin Cotes du Rhone

    2015 Charvin Cotes du Rhone

    John’s Picks
    91 Points John Caro
    This Cotes du Rhone is one of the best – ripe fruit in a restrained and complex style. Charvin has his own closely-managed vineyards with winemaking that's strictly old school – whole bunch ...
    $26.99 in mixed 6+ or $31.99 per bottle
  7. 2013 Di Majo Norante Aglianico Contado

    2013 Di Majo Norante Aglianico Contado

    Rick’s Picks
    91 Points John Caro
    Dark and complex, this impressive wine is our own import and shows the phenomenal potential of the Aglianico grape. Holding together the brooding black fruit is a beautifully focussed and fine ...
    $29.99 in mixed 6+ or $33.99 per bottle
  8. 2011 Cornacchia Montepulciano Vigna De Coste

    2011 Cornacchia Montepulciano Vigna De Coste

    91 Points John Caro
    A fine and food-friendly Montepulciano D'Abruzzo of 'reserve' level from an organic single vineyard. Classic dark plum and chocolate characters remain elegant and focused, with a fine structure ...
    $29.99 in mixed 6+ or $33.99 per bottle
  9. 2013 Produttori Barbaresco

    2013 Produttori Barbaresco

    John’s Picks
    90 Points Antonio Galloni's Vinous
    This treasure of the wine world is super-quality stuff, reflecting the very best Barbaresco practices and a broad source of the village's top Nebbiolo fruit. Wonderfully fine, mineral acid and ...
    $49.99 in mixed 6+ or $54.99 per bottle
  10. 2014 Produttori Barbaresco

    2014 Produttori Barbaresco

    John’s Picks
    94 Points Parker's Wine Advocate
    This treasure of the wine world is super-quality stuff, reflecting the very best Barbaresco practices and a broad source of the village's top Nebbiolo fruit. Fine mineral acid and juicy tannins ...
    $49.99 in mixed 6+ or $55.99 per bottle

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