The Italian Wine Case

Episode-6-Slider-3If you’re a regular Wine Show viewer (or visitor), you probably know that each week Matthew and Matthew are despatched by Joe from The Wine Show Villa HQ to travel in search of a wine that sums up… Italian wine style in its many guises – from hearty and traditional to light and frivolous. Messrs Goode and Rhys search out said bottle, and tour the length and breadth of this breath-taking country to find the epitome of Joe’s weekly request.

So here, in all their glory are the wines Matthew and Matthew (or Matthew and Matthew if you prefer – there’s no favourtism here on The Wine Show!) selected for Joe’s delectation, deliberation and decision. All you need to do is decide which one’s you prefer…

  • Bisol Cartizze Prosecco 2014
    Episode 12 - Venice
    High in the hills above Venice is a line of vineyards that make Prosecco. At their hear...

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  • Orto Venezia 2011
    Episode 12 - Venice
    Orto is part of a small (but growing) movement to bring winemaking back to the Venetian...

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  • Grek Palazzone Grechetto 2014
    Episode 11 - Orvieto
    For years this interesting, slightly nutty grape has been hidden in the traditional Orv...

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  • Notturno Dei Calanchi 2011
    Episode 11 - Orvieto
    Let’s be clear, this is a wine that shouldn’t exist. Pinot Noir doesn’t grow easi...

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  • Teroldego Morei 2013
    Episode 10 - Trentino
    Teroldego and Elisabetta Foradori are entwined like the vines on their wires. Since her...

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  • Fontanasanta Nosiola 2013
    Episode 10 - Trentino
    You won’t find Nosiola anywhere other than in this corner of North Eastern Italy, whe...

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  • Pieropan Soave Classico 2014
    Episode 09 - Verona
    One of the great summer wines, this is everything Soave should be. Lightly aromatic, fr...

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  • Tommasi Amarone Della Valpolicella 2012
    Episode 09 - Verona
    A big grand wine for a great occasion. Complexity is the mark of a great wine, and this...

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  • Chiarli Lambrusco Sorbara Premium
    Episode 08 - Bologna
    If you watch Episode Eight and do not try Lambrusco you are brain-dead with ghastliness...

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  • Fenech Malvasia delle Lipari Passito 2013
    Episode 07 - Rome
    This is bottled Sicilian sunshine. Almost literally. Malvasia grapes are laid out on ma...

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  • Brachetto d'Acqui DOCG "Braida", Giacomo Bologna 2014
    Episode 07 - Rome
    Buy this while you can. It’s a proper cult wine – often selling out in weeks. A fee...

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  • Chianti Classico, Casa Nuova di Vigna Dehesa, Nittardi...
    Episode 06 - Nittardi
    There’s artistry on this wine’s labels – even if the Matts’ were a little basic...

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  • Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Castello di Monna Lisa...
    Episode 05 - Greve
    Patrice Taravella, Villa Vignamaggio’s owner, firmly believes that Mona Lisa (of Leon...

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  • Grance Senesi Rosso 2013
    Episode 04 - Monte Olivete
    I like to serve this as a ‘House Wine Plus’, a ‘Vino della Casa’. It’s a juic...

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  • Vermentino, Abbazia Di Monte Oliveto Maggiore 2014
    Episode 04 - Monte Olivete
    In the middle ages the monks here were allowed up to a bottle or so of this a day after...

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  • Cocchi Barolo Chinato
    Episode 03 - Rome
    Wine lovers should all try Barolo Chinato at least once, Barolo’s answer to Fernet Br...

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  • Mastroberardino Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio Rosso 2014
    Episode 03 - Rome
    Christ, crying over Lucifer's fall from heaven, cried and left deep rivulets scarring M...

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  • Col d'Orcia Spezieri Toscana IGT 2014
    Episode 02 - Montalcino
    Pasta lovers need this 'Super Tuscan' on their kitchen table. 'IGT' means it's made in ...

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  • Castello Poggiarello Montechiaro 2010
    Episode 02 - Montalcino
    This is as intriguing as it is delicious. The last thing you expect are the herb-tinged...

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  • Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Sanguineto I e II 2011
    Episode 01 - Montepulciano
    Dora Forsoni’s captivating personality shines through her wine. It’s named after th...

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  • Boscarelli Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2011
    Episode 01 - Montepulciano
    The Boscarellis used to buy Dora Forsoni’s grapes. But they make a cherry and currant...

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