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Christopher Piper Wines
1 Silver Street, Ottery St Mary EX11 1DB, Devon

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Christmas Italian Case

Christmas Italian Case

Ref: A1224

A red and white from the rolling rich and fertile Italian gentle valleys of vineyards, perfect for entertaining over Christmas.

Three bottles of Valpolicella Superiore Zenato 2016 (RED)

A beautifully smooth and velvety wine with great depth of fruit. (2016- 13.5% abv)

Produced from vineyards in the historic zone in the commune of Sant’Ambrogio, from 85% corvina, 10% rondinella, and 5% sangiovese. Production is traditional. The grapes are de-stemmed and lightly crushed, followed by a 6-7 day maceration on the skins. The wine is kept in steel until malolactic fermentation, followed by 12 months’ maturation in 33- and 55-hl Slovenian oak barrels. Although the grapes for this wine are sourced predominantly from Classico vineyards the production is supplemented from outside this DOC. As a result it cannot be labelled Classico.

The nose offers supple fragrances of almonds and violets. Crisp and dry in the mouth, well structured, with a lovely, velvety texture. Ready to enjoy now, but can be cellared a few years.

Documents of the 12th century are the first to mention the area, referring to it as Valle Policella, or Val Polesella; the etymology may be from the Greek “polizelos”, or doubly blessed. The territory is set between the river Adige and Lake Garda, which separate it from the Verona plain; the Lessini hills form its frontier against Trento to the north, while Verona protects it on the east.

Three bottles of Pecorino Pescaresi Trabochetto (WHITE) 2016

A lovely soft rounded wine with a good weight on the palate and a lovely long slightly herby finish. Abv 13.5% (2016)

The Talamonti winery was started in 2001 to exploit the unrealised potential of the Abruzzo region and has been very successful in doing so. The Pecorino grape has been around for many years but only recently has it been revived and developed into a wine of significance.

100% Pecorino from vineyards near the village of Loreto Aprutino in the province of Pescara in Abruzzo where the vines have an average age of 7 years. After a soft pressing there is a maceration for 6 hours at 8.0C. This is followed by a 12 day fermentation in stainless steel vats. There is no malolactic fermentation. It is aged for 6 months in stainless steel vats until bottling in March.

The name of the wine, Trabocchetto, does not refer to a medieval war machine but to a local fishing device consisting of a wooden platform attached to rocks with long arms stretching into the air with a large fishing net at the end - although it would certainly have resembled a medieval trebuchet.

This recently re-discovered grape variety shows the depth and diversity of Italy’s vines and wines. A great little number.

 Contains Sulphites

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Price: 79.99

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Vacqueyras Cuvée Azalais 2012
Vacqueyras Cuve Azalais 2012
Recently, Robert Parker put Serge’s wines in to the superstar category but, typical of the man, he has maintained our allocation just as it was before, despite phenomenal demand from the USA.

Vacqueyras

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Les Terrasses Merlot/Syrah
Les Terrasses Merlot/Syrah
Deep coloured with a bouquet of ripe cherry fruit, this is a very approachable wine with the emphasis on ripeness and "crunchy" fruit with excellent balance.

Les Terrasses
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