Top-notch boutique wine producers don’t cut corners, it costs what it costs. A cheaper winemaking process or an increase in production to hit regulation price points does not fit with their ethos. This is what wine is all about in my book.
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2016, Francone, Barbaresco DOCG Nebbiolo Piemonte North W, Italy, Alc. 15%, £29.92
Drinks well with and without food! 2016 is an exceptional vintage throughout Piemonte, and this Nebbiolo wine strut’s its stuff with ease.
To Buy & More Info: https://www.independent.wine/product/barbaresco-docg-gallina-nebbiolo-wine/
2016 Malvirà Saglietto Arneis Roero DOCG, Piemonte North W, Italy, Alc.13.5%, £19.90
A well crafted Italian white, but does it make my tastebuds turn somersaults? NO!
To Buy & More Info: https://www.independent.wine/product/malvira-saglietto-2015-roero-arneis-docg/
2015 Malvirà Treuve Chardonnay, Sauvignon, Arneis, Langhe DOC, NW Italy, Alc12.5%, £20.62
If you relish the taste of posh white Burgundy, but can’t afford it, then this three grape blend is heaven sent. A case won’t be enough.
To Buy & More Info https://www.independent.wine/product/malvira-treuve-2015-langhe-doc-chardonnay-sauvignon-arneis/
2017 Marchesa Maria Bella Valpolicella Ripasso, Veneto, NE Italy, Alc.14% £24.91
Easy drinker! A quality Valpolicella Ripasso that delivers clean black fruit notes that come threaded with fine tannins and ripe acidity. Try it and you’ll never ouch cheap Valpolicella again.
To Buy & More Info : https://www.independent.wine/product/massimago-valpolicella-ripasso-doc
2017 Maturum LaGrein Riserva Alto Adige, North E Italy, Alc.13.5%. £29.90
Class Act. A red wine that has been beautifully crafted: the fruit, tannins, and the acidity all beat in perfect harmony. Worth every grape.
To Buy & More Info : https://www.independent.wine/product/maturum-lagrein-2017/
2017 306 Biologico Nero d’Avola, Sicily, Alc. 14%, £18.19
Want a quality gutsy red wine that’s going to trade punches with the most flavoursome food then 306 will be money well spent.
To Buy & More Info: https://www.independent.wine/product/306-biologico-nero-davola-sicilia-doc/