Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico, Bolla Italy £59.95
Bolla was the first winery in Verona to produce an ‘Amarone’ back in 1953 although the tradition of using semi-dried grapes goes back centuries. A blend of Corvina, Corvinone and Rondinella grapes, matured in oak barrels for three years and a further year in bottle. Complex perfume of black cherry, prune, raisin and cedar spice with balsamic hints and a long, elegant finish.
Barolo, Enrico Serafino Italy£54.95
Centred around the village of the same name, the region of Barolo produces big, well-structured reds with a racy cut to the tannins. After a long maceration the wine is aged for 3 years, 2 in large oak barrels. Intensely elegant nose, with red fruit and spicy notes of liquorice and vanilla; the palate is austere with smooth tannins and a freshness to the finish.
Brunello Di Montalcino, Villa Poggio Salvi Italy£68.95
The special location, some of the vineyards are 480 metres above sea level, of the Villa Poggio Salvi estate enables the production of an exceptional, very elegant Brunello, from hand-picked Sangiovese grapes. Aged for 30 months in large Slavonian oak barrels, it shows an intense fragrance of red fruits, notes of flowering grapes, cinnamon and tobacco and well-rounded tannins on the long finish.
Resonance Vineyard Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton, Oregon USA 2013£109.95
Louis Jadot’s Oregon project in the Yamhill-Carlton District AVA, this 13ha property is planted with un-grafted Pinot Noir vines that are about 35 years old. Grapes are harvested by hand over 2 weeks, ensuring optimally ripe fruit to be vinified to a Burgundian formula. Powerful, dynamic and beautiful flavours of spice and flora are set amidst smooth tannins and a textbook Burgundian dry finish.