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Celebrating Our 15th Anniversary - Our 15 Favourite Wines

28th May 2019
Our ‘Fifteen Favourites’ series has been showcasing our favourite and best dishes, flowers, plants and signature lifestyle and homeware items. Our final installment, put together by the Petersham Cellar team, brings you our favourite fifteen wines.
  • E.G.O. Prosecco Dosage Zero, Villa Marcello

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This is a new product from the Villa Marcello estate: a top Prosecco Brut with zero sugar added. A new addition to our sparkling wine range. It’s an elegant, refined vintage wine with ‘zero dosage’ or no added sugar which makes it light and fresh, yet sophisticated. A fantastic blend of Glera and Chardonnay grapes. It an be enjoyed on its own or with canapes

  • Vermentino 2017, Tenuta Belguardo

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Vermentino di Maremma from Tenuta di Belguardo estate is a medium bodied dry wine, made by 100% of Vermentino white grape. The caracteristic of this wine is its minerality, which is massive thanks to the sea breeze that flows between the bunches in the vineyards , and the limestone soil where the vines grow.

  • Poderi Roccanera, Barbera d’Asti Superiore

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At Poderi Roccanera in Monferrato, they craft a refined Barbera d’Asti Superiore with a deep ruby red colour and succulent blackberry and blueberry favours and a great drinkability, enhanced by a very good acidity. The wine is aged in oak for 8 months and this gives good structure without it being overpowered.

  • Capri Bianco 2016, Scala Fenicia

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Scala Fenicia’s Capri Bianco is a D.O.C. white wine made with three indigenous grapes grown on the island of Capri: Greco, Falanghina and Biancolella..The “Scala Fenicia Capri Bianco” is the only wine which is produced and bottled entirely on the island.The wine has been selected in the past two years at the prestigious Merano Wine Festival in Italy, in the so called “heroic agriculture selection”.

  • Pinot Nero Mazzon 2014, Gottardi

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Known as “Pinot Nero’s heaven“, the Mazzon estate has produced a ruby red wine with spicy notes surrounding the floral taste of this excellent Pinot Noir. The classic Blauburgunder is exhilarating, bursting with wild strawberry and rhubarb fruit rounded off with a savoury mint-and-liquorice finish. Rich and elegant, it pairs nicely with pork dishes.

  • Rubino di Cantavenna, Castello di Gabiano

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This wine is a blend of three grapes: Pinot Nero, Barbera and Grignolino. A multi-layered, complex, but very well-balanced wine. The nose is full of bright violets and red cherries. The palate is long, starting off with lots of red cherries and wild strawberries before becoming more savoury with tones of leather, dried cranberry, herbs and finely crushed black pepper on the finish. This wine is smooth and elegant, medium bodied with a refined acidic backbone. It would go very well with game dishes – woodpigeon or pheasant come to mind.

  • Carmignano 2015, Terre a Mano

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This organic red wine made at Terre a Mano winery, in one of the smallest appellations in Italy, is full of ripen black fruits aromas with a nice walnut hint. An intriguing bouquet is followed by a medium-bodied mouthfeel that has a lovely texture: smooth and silky. Best enjoyed with red meat, the wine is outstanding either with mature, hard cheeses or on its own. 2012 was a great vintage and the wine will last for a long time.

 

  • Fonterutoli Chianti Classico 2016, Castello di Fonterutoli

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Authentic Italian Chianti made from grapes grown in the heart of Tuscany’s Chianti Classico region. An exquisite expression of the Sangiovese grape, Chianti Classico Fonterutoli is a smooth wine with an elegant body. It has plum and fresh spice flavours with hints of tobacco.Full, ripe tannins, integrated acidity and a long finish. “A polished, international style, with toast and spice notes adding smoothness and depth to the black cherry and raspberry fruit. Rich and harmonious, with an impression of spice and mineral on the long aftertaste. Best from 2013 through 2024.” Wine Spectator

  • Concerto 2015, Castello di Fonterutoli

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“Concerto” was born in 1981, as an effect of a viticulture becoming aware of its unexpressed potential, experimenting new training systems and new blends, including also non-autochthonous varietals; it was one of the forerunners and also a major player of the “Super Tuscans” phenomenon. Rich and juicy, “Concerto” has notes of underbrush and black berries, powerful yet balanced and refined.

  • Siepi 2015, Castello di Fonterutoli

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A stunning nose. Ripe dark berries, espresso, chocolate, eucalyptus and liquorice. Full-bodied and vibrant with firm yet juicy tannins and a high acidity. Long aftertaste. A “cru” made with Sangiovese and Merlot grapes grown on 6 hectares in the “Siepi” vineyard, one of the best parcels of the estate. Concentration and complexity make it one of the most unique and defining wines available. A must try for Tuscan wine lovers.

  • Nero d’Avola Zisola 2016, Zisola Estate

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Ripe damson plum, forest fruit, orange peel and floral aromas. A dark, brooding wine that shows the wilder, animalistic side of Nero d’Avola in its dark fruit, earthiness, sage, and mint. Layers of flavour and a fine mineral streak, versatile and so easily drinkable!

  • ‘Donna Daria’ Fior d’Arancio DOCG, La Montecchia

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The Fior d’Arancio “Donna Daria” is a sweet and smooth raisin wine, produced from Moscato Giallo in Colli Euganei, aged in steel tanks. The aromatic profile is rich and intense, with notes of candied citrus, sage and dried fruits. Donna Daria was the daughter of Count Alberto da Baone who brought viticulture back in the Euganean Hills in the Middle Ages. Produced with the best grapes cultivated in the Monte Castello vineyards

  • Reserve della Contessa 2017, Manincor

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A Terlano blend of 60% Pinot Blanc, 30% Chardonnay, and 10% Sauvignon Blanc; Reserve della Contessa impresses with its fresh aromas reminiscent of apple and apricot with a hint of sage and white flowers. Medium bodied and very elegant, this wine has an extremely pleasant and long finish.

  • Fonterutoli “Gran Selezione” 2015, Castello di Fonterutoli

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The most representative wine of the Fonterutoli estate has been created with seven different Sangiovese clones blended with a small amount of other local grape varieties. This powerful and elegant wine is an excellent expression of the four different terroirs of the Fonterutoli estate. It has been aged for 6 months in small French oak barrels and boasts excellent structure and smoothness. Bold and classy.

  • Misco Riserva 2016, Tenuta di Tavignano

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A wonderful wine with a deep yellow colour, it shows some enticing aromas of flowers and yellow fruits. This Verdicchio is rich and has a pleasant finish with a nutty and honeyed hint. Medium to full-bodied, dry and balanced. It is a harmonic wine with a remarkable length.

 

Petersham Cellar is a wine club, an online wine shop and hosts wine tastings and lunches throughout the year. It has been created in order to promote an ever-evolving selection of hand-picked fine Italian wines to anyone interested in discovering and experiencing these delicious wines and the culture surrounding them.