Italy 2016: The Grand Tour

Italy – with its varied terroir and palette of indigenous and international varieties –continues to offer quality and excitement at all price points. Many familiar faces grace this year’s Grand Tour, but some new producers have also made it through the selection process – Lis Neris from Friuli, Francesco Versio’s Barbaresco and Gaja’s Pieve Santa Restituta in Montalcino.

The North-West

The Langhe remains the world’s last great undiscovered fine wine region. It’s the area responsible for the noble wines of Barolo and Barbaresco, born of Nebbiolo.

The North-East

Friuli-Venezia Giulia, where Italy meets Slovenia and Austria, is home to a host of exciting indigenous varietals; while the Veneto is home to the famed Amarone.

The North-West

The Langhe remains the world’s last great undiscovered fine wine region. It’s the area responsible for the noble wines of Barolo and Barbaresco, born of Nebbiolo.

The North-East

Friuli-Venezia Giulia, where Italy meets Slovenia and Austria, is home to a host of exciting indigenous varietals; while the Veneto is home to the famed Amarone.

The Centre

Alongside the classic wines of Chianti, Montalcino and Bolgheri, central Italy is home to the maligned Lambrusco, while Sardinia produces serious Grenache.

The South

Italy’s south continues to offer excitement, with diverse terroirs and stunning fine wines, this is a region teeming with quality-conscious winemakers.

The Centre

Alongside the classic wines of Chianti, Montalcino and Bolgheri, central Italy is home to the maligned Lambrusco, while Sardinia produces serious Grenache.

The South

Italy’s south continues to offer excitement, with diverse terroirs and stunning fine wines, this is a region teeming with quality-conscious winemakers.

All wines

Click here to see the full and complete list of wines in our Italy 2016 offering, with sparkling, still and sweet wines from every crevice of the peninsula.

Staff favourites

Our staff have the burdensome task of tasting through our range; here they hand-pick a few of their personal favourites from this year’s Grand Tour.

All wines

Click here to see the full and complete list of wines in our Italy 2016 offering, with sparkling, still and sweet wines from every crevice of the peninsula.

Staff favourites

Our staff have the burdensome task of tasting through our range; here they hand-pick a few of their personal favourites from this year’s Grand Tour.