"When I think of Italian wines I always find myself picturing the rolling hillsides of Tuscany. It will come as no surprise then, that some of my favorites are from this stunning region in central Italy. Wine has been made here since 8 BC, and for good reason. The climate is just right - warm sunny days followed by mild cool nights that create the perfect environment for ripening Grapes. The wines listed here
are just a few of my favourites that we invite you to come in and try."
- Leon Eckersley, Sommelier
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Nino Franco Rustico Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG
This delicious sparkling wine is the perfect way to start the evening. Bright, fresh and a hint of sweetness makes this a perfect match for appetizers and desserts. These wines offer amazing value compared to champagne – even though they are made in almost the same method.
Banfi La Pettegola Vermentino Toscana IGT
This delicious white is a versatile wine that can be paired with a range of dishes. It has flavors of apricot and grapefruit with a rich mouth feel. Perfect with Chef Stu’s crispy calamari or the verdure salad.
Jermann Pinot Grigio
Don’t let the grape mislead you. This wine is unlike any other pinto grigio that you have tried. It almost drinks like a sauvignon blanc. Really ripe flavors of citrus and honey make this wine one of my favorite whites on the list.
Fattoria dei Barbi Brunello di Montalcino 2008
Brunellos are my favorite of all the red wines to drink. They are loaded with flavours, a good hit
of acidity and can age for decades. This one has intense, vivid ruby red color with aromas of red berries, maraschino cherry and liquorice. The aromas repeat on the palate with more hints of liquorice and tobacco. Tannins are firm and a fruit is refreshed by a lively acidity that leads to a long, persistent finish.
Rocca Guicciarda Chianti Classico DOCG Reserve
Coming from the vineyard that this wine gets its name from, it’s a really pure example of a high quality Chianti. Loads of red berries and a hint of cinnamon, finished with great acidity which allows this wine to age well, also one of the best values of the region!
Masi Mazzano Amarone Della Valpollicella
Masi is one of the biggest producers of fine wines in Italy, and this one is no exception. The Boisciani family keeps a small selection of fine wines in their private cellars from the best years. Produced in limited quantities and only in the best years these wines are amazing. An almost port-like wine, it has flavours of cooked or stewed fruits and acidity to boot. This wine can be aged for 30 to 40 years and still taste amazing.