Spectator Wine Club - Italian Case

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Italy is the boys’ great strength and it was the devil’s own job whittling the bottles down. But I dug deep on your behalf and here you are, six wines from six different regions.

We start with the 2019 Rosade Furlane Pinot Grigio from Friuli, far removed from the naff Peeno Greegio of wine bar infamy. A superior version at a sensible price, this is fresh, fruity and lively and has that enticing creamy, sweet-edged PG fruit in the mouth before finishing medium-dry to dry.

The 2019 Antonelli Baiocco Grechetto from a 140-year-old estate near Montefalco, Umbria, is a charmer for sure. Fresh, lemony, peachy and slightly nutty, it’s made from 100 per cent Grechetto, a local grape well known to lovers of Orvieto, and has the benefit of being 100 per cent organic too.

The 2019 Villa Sparina Chiaretto Montej Rosé from Montferrato, Piedmont, is a fresh, floral, steel-fermented blend of Barbera and Dolcetto. Summer might be over but there’s still a place for crisp, clean, lively rosés such as this and Mrs Ray and I demolished a bottle of it in double quick time the other night, so charmingly easy-going is it.

The 2019 Castello di Torre Elephas from Lazio is an organic blend of Montepulciano, Sangiovese and Merlot fermented in concrete vats. It’s young, I know, but not a wine to age. Drink it now and revel in its fresh, juicy cherry-like fruit and imagine you’re on some sun-dappled Roman terrace, a steaming plate of bucatini all’amatriciana in front of you and a gorgeous companion with which to share it.

Family-owned, century-old Cantine Volpi is based in Piedmont but it makes wines across Italy, one of the tastiest of which is the 2018 Volpi Terre Nero d’Avola from Sicily, part of the Era range of organic wines. Smooth, spicy and full of rich, vibrant, plummy fruit, it’s robust rather than sophisticated and extremely enjoyable.

Finally, the 2019 Poggio Argentiera Maremmante from the Maremma in Tuscany. What was once mosquito-plaged marshland is now home to some of Italy’s finest wines (think Ornellaia, Solaia and Sassicaia) and this Cabernet Franc/Syrah blend (organic, natch) is a deliciously herbal, spicy and richly fruity gem. Again, it’s a wine to enjoy in its youth so uncork and enjoy!

Jonathan Ray, The Spectator

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Spectator Wine Club - Italian Case
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