Italian wine

Discover the Italian wines selected by our sommeliers.

Italian wine is part of the culture of this country, always closely linked to food, the central axis of social life in Italy. And along with France and Spain, Italy is, of course, one of the countries with the richest winemaking traditions. Italian wine provides a great richness in terms of the quantity and diversity of grape varieties cultivated, in terms of the countless areas where wine is produced, as well as the production methods carried out by the thousands of wineries in the country. Wine from Tuscany, Piedmont, Sicily. Chianti, Barolo, Brunello. We can consider Italian wine as one of the benchmark wines in the world.

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Livio Felluga Pinot Grigio 2020

Pinot Grigio, the classic Friuli variety

Italy   DOP Colli Orientali del Friuli (Friuli-Venezia Giulia)

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Frank Cornelissen Susucaru Rosso 2020

Genuinely volcanic. Intensely mineral

Italy   IGT Terre Siciliane (Sicily)

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Le Coste Rosso 2020

A natural red from Lago di Bolsena aged in barrels

Italy   Vino da Tavola (Lazio)

Le Coste Rosso 2020
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Price £21.51
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Rapitalà Piano Maltese 2020

Mediterranean fragrance and flavour

Italy   IGT Terre Siciliane (Sicily)

Rapitalà Piano Maltese 2020
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Ca' Lojera Lugana della Lupa 2021

The openness and depth of a territory bathed by Lake Garda

Italy   DOC Lugana (Lombardia)

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Murgo Etna Bianco 2021

An original coupage full of minerality and elegance

Italy   DOC Etna Bianco (Sicily)

Murgo Etna Bianco 2021
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Planeta Etna Rosso 2019

A monovarietal Nerello Mascalese - a Sicilian red wine with a volcanic identity

Italy   DOC Etna (Sicily)

Planeta Etna Rosso 2019
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Livio Felluga Friulano 2020

The traditional expression of Friuli

Italy   DOP Colli Orientali del Friuli (Friuli-Venezia Giulia)

Livio Felluga Friulano 2020
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Punt E Mes Vermouth

One point of sweet and half a point of bitter

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Ca' Lojera Lugana 2021

Typicity, freshness and minerality

Italy   DOC Lugana (Lombardia)

Ca' Lojera Lugana 2021
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Bigi Orvieto Classico 2020

A white wine from the green heart of Italy

Italy   DOC Orvieto Classico (Umbria)

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COS Pithos Bianco Anfora 2020

An orange wine with all the charm of Sicily

Italy   IGT Terre Siciliane (Sicily)

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Podere Il Castellaccio Valénte 2018

Italy   IGP Toscana (Tuscany)

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Radikon Slatnik 2019

Original, tannic and elegantly mineral

Italy   IGT Venezia Giulia (Friuli-Venezia Giulia)

Radikon Slatnik 2019
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Denavolo Dinavolino 2020

An orange wine on lees

Italy   Vino da Tavola (Emilia-Romagna)

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Castello dei Rampolla Chianti Classico 2019

A red made mainly with Sangiovese from Chianti fermented in cement and aged...

Italy   DOCG Chianti Classico (Tuscany)

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Gulfi Carjcanti 2017

Texture, freshness and complexity

Italy   IGT Terre Siciliane (Sicily)

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The ancient Greeks used to call Italy Oenotria (Land of wine), and with good reason! This famous boot-shaped country is covered with inland and peninsular vineyards, from tip to heel, from the Mediterranean to the Alps. Trying to understand and get to know the wine and vineyard classification system in Italy is really an endless adventure.

This country is overflowing with winemaking potential; there are approximately 377 recognised and classified native varieties. Some people think there could be even more than that. Each region produces wines with very unique and characteristic styles. This is possibly the country that offers the biggest variety of wines.

The Italian character is faithfully reflected in their wine legislation and in the wines they make. Italian wines are so varied that trying to classify them is a daunting task, quite literally.

Italian wine in numbers

To give you an idea, here is a snapshot of Italian wine in numbers:

-8.6 million tonnes of grapes harvested in 2018
-2nd place in world production, second only to China
-Around 700,000 hectares of vineyards, and counting...
-About 1000 different types of wines
-More than 300 different locations
-Around 377 native varieties
-20 winemaking regions
-4 different levels of Wine Quality Classification

Official classification of Italian wine

So much diversity in varieties, productions and geographical areas makes Italy’s wine quality classification system really complicated. Italian wine laws classify them in descending order as follows:

Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG)
There are about 20 denominations that produce wines that meet the requirements of a DOC, which we will see below, and that are also bottled in the region they are produced and have been approved by the Italian Ministry of Agriculture.


Denominazione di Origine Controllata (DOC)
This is the equivalent of the French AOC (Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée) and specifies geographical area, variety and yields.

Indicazione Geografica Tipica (IGT).
This is the equivalent of France’s Vin de Pays and specifies the area the wines come from in a more general manner.


Vino da Tavola
This is the most basic wine classification, equivalent to table wines, which do not specify the origin of the grapes or where they come from. They are simply Italian wines.

These classifications unfortunately do not tell the whole story, because there are exceptional wines which, because of their characteristics cannot be classed as one of the two main quality levels.