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Italy vies with France for the title of the largest wine producing country, but no other country can equal "il bei paese" for diversity and individuality. It’s a great topic for discussion, the three largest European wine producers, France, Spain and Italy-----who is the largest who is the best? Its not an easy debate, since often the discussion is about grape varieties and styles of individual regions within the one country itself, let alone comparing with another country. We in the UK may compare one country against another, but for example, within Italy the competitive debate would be between Italian regions themselves probably 95% of the time.

Italy has a wonderful richness of viniculture stretching back thousands of years and today its not just about Barolo and Brunello its about all the different grape varieties and styles from very North to extreme South and then West to East. Most Countries wine regions are separated by some distances----Italy is one big continuous vineyard and the wine choices are mind boggling.

Italy with all its famous wine regions is a wine enthusiasts dreamland and at Alexander Hadleigh Wine Merchants, Southampton, Hampshire, UK we try our very best to encompass much of what this wonderful wine country has to offer as follows:

Piedmont is synonymous with the Barolo and Barbaresco wines which develop via the combination of soil, geology and climate in the beautiful Langhe and Monferrato hills and we should not forget Nebbiolo d'Alba or Asti Spumante. Yes, a region entirely of appellation wines and well represented on our list.

Veneto is one big vineyard from the shores of Lake Garda the edge of Treviso. Four of the Veneto fifteen sub regions are are numbered among the top ten in Italy and are, Valpolicella, Soave, Prosecco di'Conegliano and Bardolino. It is often that Veneto wines are better known outside of Italy than within, this assumption is well supported by the fact that over 70% of wine production is exported to all corners of our planet.

Friuli-Venezia Giulia is a wine region on the far east of Italy bordering Slovenia and is probably the least known of all Italian wine regions in the UK. Merlot accounts for over 50% of the grapes and wine produced in this region and it also some of the lesser known varieties such as Refosco del Peduncolo Rosso and the more rare Picolit.

Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino have the champions Tuscany it seems for ever, the region may be the realm of these two famous wines, but there is much else to discover. If Chianti and Brunello wines are kings of Tuscany then Sangiovese and Trebbiano are the great Tuscan Couple.

The viticulture of the Italian Marches, once a region known only for its white wines, including the illustrious Verdicchio, can now today be well contented of its red wines. Careful selection and one will always be rewarded with some really great wines.

Abruzzo a wine region of little reputation for most of its life has come to life in recent times with thanks to the passionate reception accorded to its Montepulciano. Montepulciano accounts for over 50% of the wine produced each in the small region of Abruzzo.

The vineyards of Puglia (Apulia) are best known for their full bodied reds and the region's vineyards are among the largest in Europe in terms of surface area. Over recent years wines from this region have increased in popularity mainly through the many tourists from the UK visiting the lovely beaches around the Puglia region.

Sicily is now an important producer of wines for the UK market and vineyards like the Island itself, can be divided into three large wine growing areas: the western part in the provence of Trapani, famous for the celebrated wines of Marsala; the northeastern area around Mount Etna and the southern area in the province of Ragusa.

Sardinia an Island of excellent quality whos reputation in the UK is catching up with that of Sicily. A pristine natural World and ancient traditions of winemaking are one of the many strong points of Sardinian viticulture with its most prominent flag bearer being Vermentino DOCG. .

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Cantina di Gambellara, Monopolio Merlot 2018


Cantina di Gambellara, Monopolio Merlot is an intense ruby red with a nose of mature cherries, plum jam and spice. Full bodied, smooth and velvety, tannins are intense but soft.

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750ml £9.10

Alpha Zeta "P" Pinot Grigio, 2018


Alpha Zeta is the brainchild of leading New Zealand winemaker, Matt Thomson. His range of modern, fruit driven wines have their grapes sourced from the hillside vineyards in the Soave area, where the climate is moderate and most suitable for his style of wine. The volcanic soil is light and granitic, so the vines are challenged to produce superior quality fruit.

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750ml £9.35

Sangiovese Toscana Collezione Sensi, 2016


Sangiovese Toscana Collezione Sensi, is a ruby red colour with a full and rich taste and good body. This wine is soft and velvety with traces of bitter cherries, vanilla and tobacco with a long finish,

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750ml £9.39

Primitivo, Terre Avare, Puglia, 2016


Primitivo, Terre Avare from Puglia has a complex bouquet with notes of ripe plums, vanilla, tobacco, a mellow harmonius structure,

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750ml £9.40

Cento Cavalli Nero d'Avola, Sicily, 2016


Cento Cavalli Nero d\'Avola has a very dark red colour, with a fresh and ripe nose and hints of liquorice and vanilla. On the palate, it is full and fleshy with rich tannins and a dark lum and chocolate character. The finish is long and deep.

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750ml £9.48

Chianti Collezione Sensi, 2014


Chianti Collezione Sensi, Tuscany has an intense red colour, smooth good body, long lasting bouquet with hints of cherry and spice,

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750ml £9.48

Cento Cavalli Grillo, 2016


Cento Cavalli Grillo, Sicily is pale lemon in colour and is unoaked to preserve the aromatic qualities of fresh fruit. The wine has a lovely lime zest character on the nose, with full yet balanced fruit on the palate and a vibrant, lifted attractiveness on the finish.

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750ml £9.48

Alpha Zeta "C" Corvina, 2018


Alpha Zeta is the brainchild of leading New Zealand winemaker, Matt Thomson. His range of modern, fruit driven wines have their grapes sourced from the hillside vineyards in the Soave area, where the climate is moderate and most suitable for his style of wine. The volcanic soil is light and granitic, so the vines are challenged to produce superior quality fruit.

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750ml £9.48

Cantina di Monteforte "Terre di Monteforte" Pinot Grigio Rosato, 2018


Cantina di Monteforte \"Terre di Monteforte\" Pinot Grigio Rosato is a lovely salmon-pink in the glass with delicate perfumes of red cherries and wild fresh strawberries. The palate is dry to medium, fresh and intense with long lingering strawberry and melon hints on the finish.

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750ml £9.59

Terrapieno "Foscarino" Soave Classico, 2017


Terrapieno \"Foscarino\" Soave Classico has a nice straw yellow colour in the glass with green hues. The aromas are delicate but intense, reminiscent of redcurrants and elderflower. Dry and fresh with good body thanks to the barrique ageing, this wine is harmonious with lingering flavours of almonds on the finish.

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750ml £9.60

Ca di Alte Sauvignon Blanc, 2018


Ca\'di Alte Sauvignon Blanc has a lovely pale yellow colour in the glass. On the nose, there are intense and fragrant perfumes of mango and pineapple. The wine has good acidity and balance with the fruit, and a fresh long finish.

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750ml £9.62

Cantina di Monteforte "Vigneto Montegrande" Soave Classico Superiore, 2017


Cantina di Monteforte \"Vigneto Montegrande\" Soave Classico Superiore is pale gold in colour with a fresh and highly scented nose that shows hints of white fruit and the characteristic almond blossom notes of top quality Soave. Honeyed, fruity and complex on the palate, with a lovely citrus twist on the finish. Lots of staying power on a well balanced long lingering finish.

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750ml £9.68

Farnese Fantini Trebbiano d'Abruzzo DOC, 2018


Farnese Fantini Trebbiano d\'Abruzzo DOC is a deep, bright, straw yellow in colour. The nose has intense, fruit and floral characters with aromas of peach and orange blossom. On the palate, it is full bodied, well balanced and fruity with a persistent finish.

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750ml £9.75

Alpha Zeta "V" Valpolicella, 2018


Alpha Zeta is the brainchild of leading New Zealand winemaker, Matt Thomson. His range of modern, fruit driven wines have their grapes sourced from the hillside vineyards in the Soave area, where the climate is moderate and most suitable for his style of wine. The volcanic soil is light and granitic, so the vines are challenged to produce superior quality fruit.

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750ml £9.85

Mediceo Chianti, 2017


Mediceo Chianti has a deep garnet red colour in the glass with aromas of dark and soft red fruit. On the palate, the wine has strong fruity flavours, balanced well with the acidity and supple tannins. The body is full and lingers long on the finish.

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750ml £9.85

Corte Giara Pinot Grigio delle Venezie, 2018


Corte Giara Pinot Grigio delle Venezie is a light, delicate aroma with subtle, elegant floral notes. Dry, racy palate, shows good depth.

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750ml £9.94

Ca di Alte Pinot Grigio, 2018


Ca\'di Alte Pinot Grigio is straw yellow in colour with delicate citrus perfumes, an attractive biscuit character and white floral notes on the nose. Medium-bodied, with good balance, it has great finesse and a fresh, rounded finish.

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750ml £9.95

Ponte Pietra Pinot Grigio Rosada, 2018


Ponte Pietra Pinot Grigio Rosada has a lovely salmon-pink colour in the glass. The wine is fresh and crisp, with a delicious strawberry perfume which gives way to a vibrant cherry character on the palate. A savoury note adds depth and lively acidity gives the wine a fruity crisp finish.

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750ml £9.95

Ca di Alte Pinot Nero, 2018


Ca\'di Alte Pinot Nero has an attractive ruby red colour with an appealing cherry perfume, decent depth on the palate and a long lingering fruity finish.

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750ml £9.98

Negroamaro del Salento Terre Avare, 2016


Negroamaro del Salento Terre Avare is purple in colour with a bouquet of spices and notes of red fruits with sensations of aromatic herbs. Good structure with a full taste and pleasant long finish.

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750ml £9.98

Ponte del Diavolo Refosco, 2016


Ponte del Diavolo Refosco is a youthful ruby red with good depth of colour and violet lights. It has a spicy, brambley perfume on the nose, giving way to rounded ripe fruit on the palate. The tannins provide the wine with a well rounded and long lingering finish.

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750ml £9.98

Cantine Belisario Verdicchio di Matelica "Terre di Valbona", 2018


Cantine Belisario Verdicchio di Matelica \"Terre di Valbona\", Marche has a pale lemon colour with a lovely aromatic and fresh bouquet of acacia and hints of honey. Full-bodied, showing great balance between its crisp green apple character and the richer honey and lemon flavours. The finish is dry and vibrant.

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750ml £9.98

Gran Sasso Trebbiano d'Abruzzo "La Bella Addormentata", 2018


Gran Sasso Trebbiano d\'Abruzzo \"La Bella Addormentata\" has a light golden colour, with a clean, open perfume of fresh yellow plums and white flowers. Nicely balanced on the palate, with lively, peachy fruit and a citrus twist on the finish.

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750ml £10.25

Paccamora Inzolia Bianco, 2018


Paccamora Inzolia Bianco has a fresh nose, vibrant with citrus notes and hints of peach, apricot and white melon. The palate is supple with well balanced acidity and a long, fruity, crisp finish.

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750ml £10.35

Farnese Fantini Sangiovese IGT Terre di Chieti, 2017


Farnese Fantini Sangiovese IGT Terre di Chieti is garnet red in colour and quite intense on the nose with vibrant red fruit, cherries and herbal characters. On the palate, it has bright fruity notes of strawberry and morello cherry, with subtle vanilla flavours from oak ageing. The wine is well balanced and medium-bodied with structured firm tannins, fresh acidity and a long finish.

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750ml £10.35