Le Calle (Maremma)

With 7ha of certified organic vineyards planted with Sangiovese, Ciliegiolo, Canaiolo, Vermentino, Trebbiano Toscano and Malvasia del Chianti  , in the heart of the DOC Montecucco in Maremma, La Calle produce a range of wines that are considered benchmarks for the region. There is a deep respect for the land they farm here, the utilisation of knowledge, laid in a sedimentary fashion by generations of successive family's tending the soils. Wild yeast ferments and a traditional, hands-off attitude in the cellar result in wines that are true to their terroir and utterly delicious in the glass from the young and vibrant Sangiovese, Campo Rombolo that bursts with fruit purity through to the Poggio d'Oro Riserva which is built for the long haul. Spellbinding, beautifully made traditional wines from an exciting, yet often overlooked region.  

Le Calle (Maremma)2016-12-19T14:12:53+10:30

La Felce (Colli di Luni)

The Colli di Luni DOC is an interesting one, spanning two regions, Liguria & Tuscany and Azienda Agricola La Felce is located at the foot of the hills of Ortonovo in the Province of La Spezia in Liguria. These are wines of stunning purity and savoury lines produced from Vermentino, Trebbiano, Malvasia, Massaretta, Canaiolo, Sangiovese and Merlot. The vineyards are farmed according to organic principles and winemaker Andrea Marcesini produces wines that are both delicious to drink and very agile when it comes to food/wine matching. One of our hidden gems that is sure to win many fans.

La Felce (Colli di Luni)2016-12-19T14:15:26+10:30

Les Clos Perdus

Paul Old and Hugo Stewart working with 20 hectares of old vines within the Corbières & Rousillon regions of the Languedoc in the south of France. The name Le Clos Perdus refers to 'the lost vineyards' secretly tucked away throughout the scrubby hills of the region, left in disrepair and brought back to life by the estate through hard work, organic/biodynamic farming and an eye for the sites potential. Today Paul is joined by Ben Adams and the wines are made in the seaside town of Peyriac de Mer.  Macabeu, Grenache Gris, Muscat, Mourvedre, Grenache, Carignan and Cinsault wines that are pure, delicious and produced with minimal intervention.

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Maria Pia Castelli (Monte Urano)

Established in 1999, Maria Pia Castelli is located in the commune of Monte Urano in the beautiful Marche region of Eastern Italy, with 8ha of vineyards heavily influenced by the climatic effects of the nearby sea. The vineyard soils, clay rich in minerals such as iron and magnesium and the attention to detail in both the vineyard and winery is evident in all their wines. Their rich and intricately detailed Sangiovese and Montepulciano have won Tre Bicchieri awards in the influential Gambero Rosso guide and their wonderful skin-contact white wine 'Stella Flora', a blend of  Pecorino, Passerina, Trebbiano and Malvasia has won adulation as a wine of excellence in the Good Wines of Italy guide.

Maria Pia Castelli (Monte Urano)2016-12-19T14:07:16+10:30

Paradiso di Manfredi (Montalcino)

The tiny Paradiso di Manfredi farm in Montalcino was purchased in 1950 by Manfredi Martini and his wife, Fortunata, pre-dating Brunello being awarded is DOC in 1968. Today the estate is run by daughter Rosella and her husband  Florio Guerrini. Nestled on the hill atop which Montalcino is perched, there are a compact 2.5ha of Sangiovese Grosso vines of which 2ha produce Brunello. Organic and biodynamic practises are adhered to in the vineyard and very traditional in the winery - wild yeasts, cement tanks and a selection of very old, very large Slovanian oak botte (large barrels). The large oak allows a slow micro-oxygenation, and the Brunellos remain in these barrels for at least three years, sometimes longer (36–40 months for the Brunello; 48–54 months for the Riserva) — these are profound, captivating traditional wines that age magnificently.

Paradiso di Manfredi (Montalcino)2016-12-19T14:11:16+10:30

Paolo Francesconi (Faenza)

Farming organically since 1992 and certified through ICEA, Paolo Francesconi is located in the region of  Emilia-Romagna in Northern Italy and produces are range of vivid, textural wines from Sangiovese, Merlot and the utterly delicious native white grape variety Albana di Romagna. These are stunning wines from the bright, savoury lines of the Limbecca Sangiovese di Romagna DOC Superiore to the wild-edged, skin contact white wine produced from Albana, 'Archaic'. Today, the wines of Paolo Francesconi are much revered in Italy with Tre Bicchieri awards in the Gambero Rosso and high praise in the Slow Wine Italy guide. You will love them.

Paolo Francesconi (Faenza)2016-12-19T14:24:21+10:30

Podere le Boncie (Castelnuovo Berardenga)

Giovanna Morganti has quickly forged her reputation as one of the most exciting new winemakers in Tuscany producing epic wines from the village of San Felice just north of Castelnuovo Berardenga, in the southern section of the Chianti Classico zone. The vineyard, planted with obviously with Sangiovese, but also Ciliegiolo, Colorino, Foglia tonda Mammolo and Prugnolo, is farmed organically and harvested by hand. Production embraces biodynamic philosophy and non-interventionist methods and the Chianti Classico 'La Trame', roughly translated as 'the intrigues' is a highlight from the estate — authentic, full of character and built to age. Since the 2011 vintage, Giovanna has opted out of the Chianti Classico consorzio, labelling her wines instead as IGT Toscana. This was due to the consorzio bowing to the power of the large producers and no longer reflecting the quality and authenticity that the smaller producers aim for. A true vinous artisan.

Podere le Boncie (Castelnuovo Berardenga)2016-12-19T14:12:16+10:30

Possa (Cinque Terre)

The impossibly beautiful region of Cinque Terre is probably better know for its sweeping seaside vistas and cliff-side townships than its wine but the regions wines are just a captivating as its scenery. Samuele Heydi Bonanini tends his family's vertiginous vineyard terraces at Possaitara, the Mediterranean seaside cliff into which his family's farm is cut. The grape varieties here may sound unfamiliar - Bosco, Rossese Bianco, Canaiolo and Bonamico but you can expect white wines that are dry, savoury and speak clearly of their Mediterranean origins and reds that resonate with vibrant flavours and the Ligurian landscape.

Possa (Cinque Terre)2016-12-19T14:33:16+10:30

Pranzegg (Alto Adige)

Alto Adige in Northern Italy is a magical place, in a glacial valley surrounded by mountains. Due to its proximity to Austria & Germany, it is a mish-mash of several cultures and its wines, food and culture reflect these origins. Martin Gojer took over his family vineyard, Pranzegg in 2008 and began converting it over to biodynamic farming. The vineyards are located on terraces above the town of Bolzano; Schiava (called Vernatsch in Alto Adige & Trollinger in Germany), Lagrein, Manzoni Bianco, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, and Viognier are the varieties grown. The results?.... some of the most captivating, exciting wines from the region produced with minimal intervention in the winery. Superb!

Pranzegg (Alto Adige)2016-12-19T14:16:01+10:30

Sainte Croix (Corbières)

Domaine Sainte Croix is located in the village of Fraissé des Corbières, on the border between the Languedoc and the Roussillon. Jon and Liz Bowen, after travelling the world for many years learning their craft now farm 13ha on a variety of terroirs from limestone through to sand, gravelly clays and schist, the array of different soil types is astonishing. They seek out the oldest available parcels of Grenache Blanc, Grenache Gris, Terret Gris, Grenache, Carignan, Syrah and Mourvèdre, farming the plots themselves and achieving organic certification through ECOCERT in 2008. These are gorgeous, artisinal wines of the highest quality, from old vines, including some field blends, that shine a light on the wonderfully diverse terrors of Corbières.

Sainte Croix (Corbières)2016-12-19T14:02:00+10:30


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