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Castelnuovo (Italy) 2020 Pinot Grigio

88 Points, 4 Stars - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
"Light and refreshing, this charming wine shows nectarine, crunchy apple, lemon peel and floral aromas on the nose, leading to a finely expressed palate that's crisp and lingering. At its best: now to 2022." (2019 vintage) is delighted to bring to NZ Castenuovo wines as part of our exclusive Italian import range!

100% Pinot Grigio from Veneto in northern Italy.

Classically styled Grigio, exceptionally dry white. Italy's flagship white wine and the UK's most popular white wine.

Brilliant acidity, floral and lemon/lime with an underlying almond note

Pairs perfectly with Mussels, Fish and Chips and hot summer days.

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Fantini (Italy) 2020 Terre di Chieti Pecorino

95 Points - Luca Maroni
"Straw yellow with golden highlights. Fresh and light with bouquets of melons, green apple and peaches. Undertones of honey. This wine shows excellent intensity and concentration, round and full body. Balanced, smooth consistency and vibrant freshness in the final. Ideal with rich first courses, white meat and cheese. Excellent with seafood soup and grilled fish."

This Pecorino displays delightful balsamic notes and aromas of fresh apples and pears on the nose. On the palate, it shows excellent intensity and concentration, with a round, full body. It is a wonderfully balanced wine, with both a soft texture and vibrant freshness on the finish.

Pecorino is a fairly rare variety, with only about 300 hectares planted in the Abruzzo and Le Marche regions. Its name derives from the fact that a bunch of Pecorino grapes was traditionally considered to have a similar shape to a sheep's head. The vineyards are situated around the town of Ortona, on the Adriatic coast of the Abruzzo region.


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Farnese (Italy) 2018 Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

Alberto Antonini head wine maker oversees production of all Farnese wines, ensuring that these wines offer great quality, varietal character and value. 

""A true taste of southern Italy"".

Montepulciano from the Abruzzo ruby red in color with garnet reflections. The scent is intense, quite persistent, fruity (red fruit, morello cherry and plum), with hints of vanilla. It is a full-bodied wine, rightly tannic and well balanced, quite intense and persistent. Ready to drink right away

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Lamura (Italy) 2019 Nero D'Avola

91 Points James Suckling
"Aromas of cherries, currants, rose hips, lemon zest and baking spices. It’s medium-bodied with sleek tannins. Very juicy with bright acidity. Lots of crunchy berries. Flavorful, crisp finish. From organically grown grapes" James Suckling, Jul 20

Intense red in colour, with aromas of ripe fruits and spices surging out of the glass. The palate is smooth with a good persistence. Great alternative to Shiraz, perfect for BBQs this summer.

For more than 2500 years, Sicily has been a significant center of the Mediterranean viniculture. Archaeological and historical finds in this area, give evidence of a widespread production, consumption and commercial exchange of viticultural products that stretch back to the Phoenicians and the Greek colonies. Blessed with consistently bright sunshine and reliably moderate rainfall, Sicily’s classic Mediterranean climate is ideally suited to the production of organic wine grapes.

100% Organic grapes

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Paololeo (Italy) 2019 Passo Barone Rosso

91 Points 4.5 Stars - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
"Wonderfully ripe and perfumed, the bouquet shows dried cherry, vanilla, cedar and cake spice aromas, leading to a generously expressed palate, offering velvety mouthfeel and rich fruit flavours. Soothing and elegantly savoury. At its best: now to 2023."

A generously styled, blend of Sangiovese, Primitivo, Merlot

Ease yourself into Italian wines with a soft, ripe and slurpable style of Italian red. Appealing and will suit most palates.

With a scent of dark fruits and spices, this wine is powerful and smooth on the palate with juicy wild berries and plums, herbal spices, harmonious tannins and a full-bodied finish.

A great BBQ wine or try with roast lamb.

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Paololeo (Italy) 2020 Negroamaro IGT Salento

New Italian import!

Cantine Paolo Leo bring true Italian expertise in their range of wines from the Salento appellation of Puglia. Their Negroamaro uses grapes that are hand harvested in the early hours of the morning to preserve freshness and aroma. Fermentation with daily pump-overs precedes a further malolactic fermentation for 5 months in stainless steel tanks.

Intense ruby ​​red with violet reflections, the nose brings ripe red fruit, currant jam and raspberries. The palate shows well-ripened plums alongside black pepper and warm cinnamon. Well-balanced tannins, structural freshness, and a tantalising finish with a spicy persistence. Try with braised meats. spiced cured meats, aubergine or textured cheeses.

Suitable for Vegetarians & Vegans

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Paololeo (Italy) 2020 Primitivo IGT Salento

90 Points 4.5 Stars - Sam Kim Wine Orbit
"Beautifully fragrant and inviting, the bouquet shows dark cherry, anise, roasted nut and dark mushroom characters. It;s juicy and fleshy on the palate with rounded mouthfeel and silky flow, making it friendly and delectably appealing. At its best: now to 2023." (2019 vintage)

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Paololeo produces varietal and terroir focused wines in Puglia, Italy. Southern Italy excels is high quality full bodied and gutsy reds.

Primitivo from the Puglia region naturally high in tannis and alcohol.

Bright ruby with purple tinges; fragrant perfume with hints of cherry and other red fruits; soft lengthy tannins and medium-full body, good acidity.

Goes great with: Cured meats and aged cheeses; dishes based on red meats and roast, poultry.


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Pio Cesare (Italy) 2016 Barolo

96 Points - Wine Enthusiast
95 Points - James Suckling

95 Points - Robert Parker
92 Points - Decanter 
"Widely sourced, from family-owned vineyards in Novello and Grinzane Cavour as well as more celebrated villages, this Barolo shows admirable opulence on the nose, with sweet cherry fruit but no trace of jamminess. Firm and spicy, it displays excellent vigour and presence, and shows more weight and perhaps better balance than the Barbaresco, and good acidity gives persistence and refinement. Long."

Pio Cesare has been producing wine for more than 100 years and through generations. The tradition began in 1881, when Pio Cesare started gathering grapes in his vineyards and purchasing those of some selected and reliable farmers in the hills of Barolo and Barbaresco districts.

A classic style Barolo. Excellent structure, harmony, elegance. Soft tannins and balanced fruit. Approachable, but with a very long ageing potential. 


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Poggio Nicchiaia (Italy) 2016 Gioya IGT Toscano

90 points Silver Medal - International Wine Challenge 2019 
91 points - Luca Maroni 
91 points, Silver Medal - Decanter 2019 
16 points - Jancis Robinson is thrilled to bring to you the wines of Poggio Nicchiaia.

These are Tuscan wines at thier best.

80% Pugnitello and 20% Syrah. The Pugnitello is a Tuscan native grape that has recently been rediscovered by the University of Florence and Pisa. 

Intense fruity nose, showing ripe red berry fruit, black cherry, blackberry and blueberry with a hint of liquorice and pepper scent. Palate, supported by remarkable texture and tannins. Sapid, lively and spicy, with a pleasant after taste.

Gorgeous with red meats and with mature cheeses.



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Poggio Nicchiaia (Italy) 2017 Mania Toscano Rosso IGT

93 points - “Annuario dei migliori vini italiani 2020” Luca Maroni 
90 points - “I vini di Veronelli 2020” Guida Oro
90 points SILVER MEDAL - International Wine Challenge 
COMMENDED - Decanter

Very intense, persistent and full. The initial bouquet is reminiscent of cherries, maraschino cherries, wild blackberries, black cherries, plums, with hints of the intense aroma of cinnamon, vanilla, leather, tobacco, violet and pepper. Taste: rich, supported by a strong structure and powerful tannins. The taste, accompanied by a high alcohol content, give it a long and pleasant aftertaste.

70% Sangiovese, 15% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon. Classic 'Super Tuscan" blend.

Fantastic with rare fillet steak, game and with roasts.Beautiful also accompanied by mature cheeses


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Poggio Nicchiaia (Italy) 2018 Filetto Chianti Superiore DOCG

91 points -  Luca Maroni is delighted to bring to you the wines of Poggio Nicchiaia, part of our exclusive Italian import range.

The Filetto Chianti Superiore is the flagship wine of the estate.

Bight crimson red of good clarity. Bouquet: very reminiscent of red fruit jam, such as blackberry, strawberry and raspberry. Rounded, soft body with full, fruity finish.

100% Sangiovese.

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Poggio Nicchiaia (Italy) 2019 Nicchiaia Chianti DOCG

91 Points 4.5 Stars - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
"The fragrant bouquet shows dark berry aromas with smoked game, leather, dried herb and walnut notes. Its beautifully weighted and lingering, displaying ripe fruit flavours backed by chalky tannins, finishing firm and savoury. A lovely traditional-style Chianti. At its best: now to 2024."

The Poggio Nicchiaia 2019 Nicchiaia is a fine example of a classic Chianti. Its also exclusive to

Displaying a ruby red color with flashes of bright burnt orange. Aromas of red cherries, herbs and a hint of Balsamic. Red and black cherry on the palate fresh acidity and fine tannins.

Enjoy with Italian dishes, pizza, red pasta, and cured meats.

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Primanero (Italy) 2019 IGP Puglia Appassimento

This has to be a new Winesale fave! Blew us away on tasting, Deliciously concentrated, plump and juicy Appasimento from Puglia in southern Italy.

60% Negroamaro, 40% Primitivo hand-picked grapes late August, to September. The grapes then go through "Appasimento" A drying technique to further enhace the flavours.

50% of the wine is then aged in a mix French and American barriques, for a period of 3 months.

Intense ruby ​​red color, with a complex bouquet, reminiscent of wild berries, red currant and licorice. Ageing in French and American barriques adds a pleasant toasted and spicy aroma. On the palate it is full-bodied, soft and well balanced, long and persistent in the finish.

Perfect with red meats and aged cheeses.

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Terre Di Castelnuovo (Italy) 2018 Ripasso Valpolicella DOC

Amarones' younger brother. Valpolicella Ripasso is made via a unique winemaking technique. The wine is passed over the dried skins from Amarone production. Thereby adding earthy and rich flavours to the Ripasso wine. A snip of the price of its sibling!

A classic blend of Corvina Veronese, Corvinone, Rondinella and Molinara grapes.

Intense ruby red. Bouquet: rich and intense with scents of cherry. Concentrated and silky palate. 

Try with Italian meat dishes.


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Tommasi (Italy) 2016 Amarone Classico DOCG

94 Points - James Suckling

The classic par excellence of the Tommasi family. Elegance and structure, softness and complexity make it a unique wine.

Corvina 50%, Corvinone 30%, Rondinella 15%, Oseleta 5%  From the prestigious Cru La Groletta e Conca d'Oro, in the hilly area of Classic Valpolicella Manual harvest and selection of grapes, with subsequent drying about 3 months in a well-ventilated loft Fermentation in steel for 25 days. at a temperature of 25/30 ° 3 years of aging in barrels 35 hl and 65 hl Slavonian oak.

Made in the apassimento style of drying the grapes on mats before fermentation to concentrate flavour and body, this Amarone is a classic with crushed violets, cherry liqueur and smoky on the nose. Full-bodied with concentrate flavours of juicy blackberries, spiced plum, underbrush, mocha and baking spice flavours on the palate. Finishes long and luxurious. Pair with mature cheeses or dark chocolate.


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Tommasi (Italy) 2017 Ripasso Valpolicella DOC

93 Points - James Suckling 
"An excellent Valpolicella Ripasso that shows a plethora of dried cranberries, strawberries, nutmeg and red licorice. Medium body, but with a serious backbone of juicy tannins and a solid center palate of dried fruit. Lovely acidity drives the finish."

90 points & Highly Recommended - Decanter
"A breadth of cherries, cooked plums and prunes, off set by the charm of Indian spice and an oaky, tannic core." 

"Our finest selection of Valpolicella is given a second fermentation in contact with the grape pomace from the Amarone, thus enriching its aromas, body and complexity.We were so proud of our first “Ripasso” made with a selection of our best grapes, that we became the first family to flaunt the name on a label."

Corvina 70%, Rondinella 25%, Corvinone 5%



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