Considering the fact that we seek to bring you the highest quality luxury wines from around the world, it should be no surprise that we feature several Italian vintages on our list, and this week we wanted to bring you the top four Italian bottles available from the Ideal Wine Company.
Viticulture is by nature diverse. The fact that grapes are so versatile, and can grow in many areas across the globe, means you end up with a complex product that comes in many different forms and flavours.
This is why we offer wines from each corner of the globe – every luxury bottle has something unique to offer you and can bring a fantastic experience all of its own to your palette. Considering the quality we seek to deliver, we could never have left Italy off the list.
The Cradle of Western Wine Making
Italy is the cradle of modern western civilisation and more importantly, modern western viticulture. The Romans inherited their viticulture practises from the Greeks and spread wine-making throughout the empire, bringing it notably to France and Spain, monoliths of the modern industry.
Italy itself is certainly no small player in the modern industry. With centuries of history behind them, Italian wines have a reputation for being flavourful, full-bodied and luxurious – a real sensation for the palette that you simply can’t miss.
Ideal Wine Company’s Top Four
This means that the region has produced hundreds of quality luxury wines for you to sample, however we have narrowed it down to our top four, all available on the Ideal Wine product list. These are:
1) Dal Forno Romano Amarone della Valpolicella 2003: This bottle may be the newest on the list – and the only one from this century, but it certainly isn’t to be underestimated. A heavy red that comes in at £315 a bottle, it features a mix of classic flavours that are sure to dazzle and delight in equal measure.
2) 1990 Giuseppe Quintarelli Amarone della Valpolicella: The joint oldest vintage on this list, the 1990 Giuseppe Quintarelli Amarone della Valpolicella is a classic red in the Italian style that is sure to burst on the tongue and slide down a treat. It comes to you for the cost effective price tag of £618.
3) 1990 Antinori Tignanello Toscana IGT: The other 1990 vintage of the list, it’s every bit as delicious as its counterpart. A luxury red from the finest of Italian vineyard, it’s a heavy affair that is sure to prove the perfect remedy for a cold winter’s night. You can clinch a bottle for £331.
4) Vega Sicilla 1999: Often billed as a shockingly deep red, the Vega Sicilla 1999 is deep, rich, fruity, full-bodied and very flavourful – a treat not to be missed and available to you for £234.