Italy

A major player in world production, Italy is a hotbed for viticulture, which covers almost all of its territory. Its different regions are steeped in indigenous traditions that are framed by a two-level hierarchical system of appellations of origin, distinguishing between DOCs (Denominazione di Origine Contrallata) and DOCGs where the epithet G (Garantita) implies additional constraints . In this organization, there are renowned and extensive vineyards, such as those of Chianti, as well as confined areas, attached to strong particularisms. Wines that are more common or have a lesser identity find their place in IGT designations (Indicazione Geografica Tipica) that qualify products from a wide range of zones, delimited to scale of an entire region. The regulation of IGT is more flexible and allows to integrate non-standard wines, such as the famous "Super Tuscan" with their massive use of imported grape varieties.

  • 2014 Cantele Salice Salentino Reserva

    2014 Cantele Salice Salentino Reserva

    89 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate "The 2014 Salice Salentino Riserva is a heavy and concentrated wine with prune, raisin and blackberry jelly. The wine is hearty and dense with sweet flavors on the finish that are interwoven tightly with equally...

    $11.99
  • Bisceglia Gudarra Aglianico del Vulture 2014

    Bisceglia Gudarra Aglianico del Vulture 2014

    89 points Wine Spectator “This is medium-bodied and grippy, featuring fresh acidity layered with a creamy mix of crushed blackberry flavors and hints of dark chocolate, orange zest, leather and balsamic.” (4/2017)

    $22.99
  • Bisceglia Terra Di Vulcano Aglianico 2014

    Bisceglia Terra Di Vulcano Aglianico 2014

    Jancis Robinson "Leather, liquorice, basil and black cherry - this gets the bitter quotient just right, and combines it with firm but yielding tannin and bright acid. Very tasty. 16.5/20 points. (RH)"

    $11.99
  • Case Paolin, Treviso Extra Dry NV, Prosecco DOC

    Case Paolin, Treviso Extra Dry NV, Prosecco DOC

    89 points Wine Enthusiast "Citrus blossom, pear and a whiff of wild herb aromas carry over to the palate along with white peach and a hint of lemon drop. It's bright and creamy, with lively acidity and a soft mousse." (12/2017) Winemaker...

    $19.99
  • Ceretto Barolo 2014

    Ceretto Barolo 2014

    91 points James Suckling  "Really attractive dried fruit on the nose of this Barolo, including dried red cherries and dried hibiscus as well as five spices, dried rose petals, wet earth and tea leaves. Medium body, polished tannins and a...

    $52.99
  • Feudo di Santa Tresa Frappato 2016

    Feudo di Santa Tresa Frappato 2016

    Jancis Robinson "Certified organic. Very light eco-friendly glass bottle. Very pale, almost more of a dark rosé. Turkish Delight and pink liquorice on the nose. Super-sappy, tart red fruit, like a glass of cranberry juice. No tannins –...

    $11.99
  • Inama Soave Classico DOC 2016

    Inama Soave Classico DOC 2016

    91 points Vinous "Bright straw. Pear and apple on the fresh, deep nose. Then juicy with clean flavors of apple jelly, white stone fruit and minerals; has good weight and texture. Finishes clean, fresh and with a delightful crystalline quality. Very...

    $15.99
  • Luigi Baudana, 2011 Barolo, Cerretta DOCG

    Luigi Baudana, 2011 Barolo, Cerretta DOCG

    94 points Wine Enthusiast "Dark berry, pressed flower, iron, leather and spice aromas come together on this firmly structured wine. The full-bodied palate delivers juicy black cherry, eucalyptus, anise and clove alongside big, velvety tannins. A...

    $85.99
  • Luigi Baudana, 2016 Langhe Bianco DOC

    Luigi Baudana, 2016 Langhe Bianco DOC

    Winemaker Notes This blend is fresh, dry, floral, minerally, savoury and grassy whilst retaining a grippy and savoury long finish. Pair with creamy chicken dishes, seafood pasta and risottos.   Previous Vintage Review https://www.jancisrobinson...

    $21.99
  • Marenco Moscato D Asti Scrapon 2016

    Marenco Moscato D Asti Scrapon 2016

    88 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate “The Moscato grape from Northern Italy always offers musky and soapy aromas. In fact, the grape’s name comes from the Italian word mosca, or fly, because the grape’s sweet and sugary juice...

    $19.99
  • MASTROJANNI, Brunello di Montalcino 2012

    MASTROJANNI, Brunello di Montalcino 2012

    94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate   "Beautifully saturated and dark, the 2012 Brunello di Montalcino offers a distinctively sophisticated personality. There's an air of nobility that is natural to Brunello, but that comes in limited supply...

    $59.99
  • Mocali, Rosso di Montalcino 2015

    Mocali, Rosso di Montalcino 2015

    90 points Wine Spectator "This shows power and density, with a burr of tannins supporting cherry, iron, leather and underbrush flavors. Firm, yet stays fresh and persistent on the long finish. Drink now through 2021." (10/2017) Jancis...

    $19.99
  • Montonale Lugana Orestilla 2016

    Montonale Lugana Orestilla 2016

    96 points Decanter "Amalfi lemon zest, honeysuckle and lemon cream shine on the expressive nose. Creamy and velvety in texture, the palate shows toasty almond, straw and elderberry. A rich style, mineral driven with a very long finish...

    $29.99
  • Paolo Scavino Langhe Bianco Sorriso 2017

    Paolo Scavino Langhe Bianco Sorriso 2017

    Winemaker Notes Since 2000, the Langhe D.O.C. SORRISO®, is a blend of Chardonnay, Sauvignon blanc, Viognier. A fresh white wine vinified and aged in stainless steel with distinctive character and finesse. A unique combination of these three...

    $14.99
  • Paolo Scavino Rosso Vino da Tavola 2016

    Paolo Scavino Rosso Vino da Tavola 2016

    Winemaker Notes Rosso is a blend which represents our autochthon varietals. The grapes from the younger vines of the Estate combined together, offer a fresh, aromatic, charming wine with a Piedmontese character. Brilliant ruby-red with purple hints...

    $10.99
  • Peter Zemmer, Südtirol Alto Adige Pinot Grigio 2017

    Peter Zemmer, Südtirol Alto Adige Pinot Grigio 2017

    95 points Decanter  Lifted ripe pear and citrus aromas are echoed on the palate. Fresh, vibrant and lively with crunchy nashi pear notes supported by fresh mineral acidity. Finishes clean and bright. Long, mineral-iodine finish. Gold Medal...

    $15.99
  • PLANETA Etna Bianco 2016

    PLANETA Etna Bianco 2016

    93 points James Suckling  A beautiful white with sliced apple and lemon rind character. Salty, too! Full body, plenty of fruit and a oily yet fresh finish.  (10/2017) 92 points Wine Enthusiast  Radiant and refined, this...

    $26.99