Cheers TV:Viva Italia!

Get ready to power up and fire at your next dinner party, with a tour of the stunning vinous world of Italy. Dan Sims and Ben Edwards from The Wine Guide traverse Italy’s incredibly confusing regions – given the numerous native grape varieties and countless vineyards across the country. The guys break Italy down into sections, making it easy to identify and understand some of their favourite wines, whilst having a bit of fun and telling an entertaining tale or two.

 

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Renato 2009 Renato Ratti d’Alba ‘Il Colombe’ Dolcetto

Ben says: “A savoury, slightly dry, bright, fresh, inviting, juicy wine – which is like someone has squeezed blueberries into it”

Point score: 91/100
RRP $50.00, our price: $225 per 6

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Allegrini

2008 Allegrini Valpolicella DOC

Ben says: “A juicy, accessible, pizza wine with low tannin and low acid, that is very easy to drink”

Point score: 88/100
RRP $30.00, our price: $165 per 6

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Poggiotondo

2007 Poggiotondo Chianti Superiore DOCG

Dan says: “A beautifully created savoury wine with a lovely weight, structure and depth to it”

Point score: 90/100
RRP $28.00, our price: $130 per 6

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Morgante

2008 Morgante Nero d’Avola

Dan says: “A rich, dense, brooding wine that is loaded with fruit and has an earthy, charcoally character to it given the volcanic activity in the area”

Point score: 89/100
RRP $30.00, our price: $160 per 6

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