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Port of Wines Specialty Release - Italy

With a dizzying array of unique wine styles, Italy is arguably the most innovative wine-producing countries in the world. This specialty release puts a focus on that innovation by featuring wines that either take the production mandates of their regions to the next level or step outside of the boundaries of their geography by using inventive grape combinations and/or wine-making technics. Whether you love full-bodied reds, refreshing bubbles or eclectic whites, this release has an Italian to please every palate.


These wines will be a select stores for a limited time only!


Umberto Cesari Rosso Moma IGT

With its full-bodied blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot from Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region, MOMA offers a smooth, up-front flavour of well-balanced raspberry fruit complimented by a soft, velvety texture. Relaxed and easy-drinking it’s the perfect complement to pasta with tomato-based sauces, as well as grilled beef, veal, and poultry dishes.


Farnese Fantini Gran Cuvée Spumante Bianco

Abruzzo region’s historic Cococciola grape gives this refreshing, sparkler an intriguing, well-balanced bouquet of green citrus fruit and fresh cut flowers. Zesty flavours abound, all enhanced by a mineral backbone, elegant balance and long, crisp finish. Try as an aperitif or with fish-based dishes, sushi, and Asian cuisine.


Sartori di Verona L'Appassione Rosso delle Venezie IGT

An innovative blend of Corvina Veronese, Corvinone, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, L'Appassione is produced using partially dried grapes, giving the wine a flowing plum-raisin flavour flow balanced by clean acidity and massaging tannins. Very easy-drinking, it’s as impressive by the glass as it is paired with grilled meats, roasts, smoked ham and savory cheeses.


Fontanafredda Langhe Nebbiolo DOC

A balanced, approachable Nebbiolo-based red made from grape harvested from the hills that surround Piedmont’s Langhe Valley.  Warm, soft and full-bodied with a floral aroma of roses and dark red fruit, its complex flavour is enhanced by a refreshing acidity and velvety richness. Pairs perfectly with aromatic pastes and grilled meats as well as semi-hard and mature cheeses.


Allegrini Palazzo della Torre IGT

An historic combination of Corvina and Rondinella with the addition of a small quantity of Sangiovese, Palazzo della Torre is made using an innovative take on the 'ripasso' technique. Most of the grapes are vinified at harvest time, while the rest are set aside to partially dry. The wine, blended with the juice from the raisined grapes, then undergoes a second fermentation. Rich and complex, it easily pairs with a variety of Italian dishes, especially risottos.


Voga Dolce Rosso IGT

A supple blend of 60% Syrah and 40% Merlot grown on the island of Sicily, Voga Dolce Rosso packs oodles of fresh, red fruit into its ripe aromatic mix of plum and cherry. Lightly sweet, it’s smooth, lingering flavour is enhanced if slightly chilled, making it a fantastic wine for casual sipping or pairing with everyday Italian-themed menus.


Canonica a Cerreto Riserva Chianti Classico DOCG

This blend of 85% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Merlot from Tuscany’s classic Chianti region ages in oak for 16 months, and then another 6 months in bottle, before release. Ample, complex, persistent and elegant on the nose, its dark berry aromas are complemented by fresh, sweet spices, underbrush, leather and tobacco. A full-bodied red, its texture is silky smooth with sweet tannins, fresh balsamic acidity and a soft, long-lasting finish. Perfect with your favourite tomato-based pasta sauce.


Frescobaldi Tenuta di Castiglioni IGT

An unique blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot with a small amount of Cabernet Franc and Sangiovese, this Tuscan red releases a sweet and fruity aroma of blueberry, cherry, currant and Californian plum accompanied by an underlying hint of toasted and spiced aromas. In the mouth the wine is soft, rounded and generous with the lasting expression of elegant ripe red berries. Pair well with red meat-based dishes, roasted pork and savoury cheeses.


Villa Matilde Greco di Tufo DOCG

Made from Greco, the classic white grape of Italy’s southern Campania region, this straw coloured beauty shows a persistently appealing aroma of white peach, apricots and sweet almonds on a mineral background melding into a mellow, but elegant, complexity. Rich and structured on the palate, it’s fresh and characterful without coming across sharp or aggressive. Perfect on its own or with grilled white fish.  


Bolla Creso Rosso Verona IGT

Made with a blend of 65% Corvina and 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, this elegant Veneto red offers a rich, forward aroma of flowing berry fruit and toasted wood. Powerful and persistent in the mouth, it shows a beautiful mix of ripe berries, cocoa, and plum combined with sweet, silky and velvety tannins. Try with grilled meats such as steak and pork tenderloin, or with a variety of cheeses.