Grand Tour of Italy


Italy is a magical wine country for so many reasons: the world’s biggest wine producer has extraordinary diversity, not only boasting 350 different grape varieties, but it’s fascintaing geography. From the snow-capped foothills of the Alps, down to the baking heat of Sicily and the deep south, and in between, the rolling Cypress-covered hills of Chianti or the truffle country of Piedmont. It’s a real happy hunting ground for the wine lover.

With that amazing diversity Italy is also a country that can surprise, delight, but is harder to get to know in depth – there are so many barely-known corners producing some great wines. This tasting will take a virtual tour of Italy, travelling from the extremes of north to south and passing through six appellations as we go, concentrating on their indigenous grape varieties. We’ll explore Piedmont, Abruzzo, the Veneto and the Marche, Puglia and Sicily as we journey along the way.

We’ve sourced our wines for this tasting from a leading independent wine merchant.

The Wines

Prosecco Riondo, Rosé NV
Ruviano, Verdicchio Classico Amphora 2019
Caparonne, Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 2019
Zagare, Vermentino 2019
Tenuta Serranova, Ottavienello 2018
Palazzina, Moscato Passito 2015

We look forward to welcoming you to this session.