Category: Italian Wine

A look at our 2019 Own Selection Gavi

The new 2019 vintage of our Own Selection Gavi del Comune di Gavi has arrived. Davy Żyw, our Italy Wine Buyer, tells us all about it. We are lucky enough to work with some of the world’s best producers to create our Own Selection wines. Each is the result of our strong relationship with a […]

Brunello di Montalcino 2016 vintage report

The 2016 vintage will be a milestone for Brunello di Montalcino, says our Italy Wine Buyer, Davy Żyw. This is a hero vintage. Hailed by critics and winemakers as the greatest vintage in recent memory, 2016 will become a keystone year for Brunello di Montalcino. Following the successful, ripe and generally uniform ’15s, the ’16s […]

Fattoria La Màgia: meet Fabian Schwarz

Montalcino-born Fabian Schwarz of Fattoria La Màgia has seen profound change in the region. Here, we speak to Fabian about family history, pursuing quality and the story behind his flagship cru, Ciliegio. “I don’t believe in God, why should I believe in [Rudolf] Steiner?” ponders Fabian Schwarz, second-generation owner-winemaker at Fattoria La Màgia in Montalcino. […]

Making sense of Piedmont wine

Piedmont’s wines are favoured by foodies, and perfect alongside autumnal flavours. Barbara Drew MW talks us through the famous Italian wine region’s incredible depth and breadth Piedmont is one of my favourite Italian wine regions, with its rolling hills, autumn fogs and hearty cuisine. As with every region of this diverse country, the breadth of […]