The Antico Blasone – Montepulciano D’Abruzzo Riserva 2013 is a delightful Italian wine. Made from the upper echelons of Italian grapes – the Montepulciano variety – this wine works well for everyday use as well as for special occasions. The fruity and strong flavour is something that even a connoisseur will enjoy. The Val D’Oca –Extra Dry Docg – Valdobbiadene Di Colbertaldo is a Prosecco which won the gold medal at the International Wine Challenge. This champion Italian wine was also a gold medalist at the Gilbert & Gaillard ‘King of Sparkling Wines’ contest. A dry wine, it has persistent foam with aromas of yellow fruits and flowers. A great wine for a celebration! The Villa Arfanta – Prosecco Treviso Doc is a happy wine with floral and fruity aromas from the Veneto region. This wine is a great partner for a casual celebration with close family and friends. The Vaona Odino – Valpolicella Classico 2015 is a perfect combination of a concentrated and woody wine with a fruity strain. The clarity and intensity are what give this wine its great charm. In the mouth, the wine allows the taster to feel the crunch of the fruit and the lively and sweet flavour that follows.
When Italian wine is mentioned in any context, the mind at once travels to the earthy beauty of Tuscany and Sicily. Tuscany has been the face of Italian wine in the international market, like no other. Some the famed wines from the Tuscan region include Chianti Classico, Brunello di Montalcino, Bolgheri and Maremma, to name just a few. Local wines blended with International varieties such as the Cabernet Sauvignon, have given rise to a new category called the Super Tuscans, which are on par with the top wines produced in California or Bordeaux. Sicily is widely regarded as the premier region of Italian wine production. Native grape varieties such as the red Nero d’Avola and the white Grillo have been carefully publicized and are now well known in Sicilian wines. Satellite islands around Sicily are getting on the wine maps of the world for luxurious dessert wines such as the Passito di Pantelleria. Together, Tuscany and Sicily have the wine prowess to elevate Italian wine to its rightful place with the top wines of the world.