envelope

$45.94
Check availability
Add Add to wish list

Agricola Punica Barrua Isola Dei Nuraghi Igt 2013 750ml

Rated 91 - Sleek and mouthwatering, this harmonious red features creamy tannins and layers of flavor, with black currant pate de fruit, dried...
$32.74
Check availability
Add Add to wish list

Aia Vecchia Sor Ugo Bolgheri Superiore 2013 750ml

Rated 91 - The Aia Vecchia 2013 Bolgheri Superiore Sor Ugo shows a broad and more sophisticated approach. This edition is one of the best made so...
$179.94
Check availability
Add Add to wish list

Angelo Gaja Barbaresco 2013 750ml

Rated 96 - The 2013 Barbaresco is fabulous. In fact, this is one of the best Barbarescos I have tasted at Gaja in many years. Vibrant, perfumed...
$339.94
Check availability
Add Add to wish list

Angelo Gaja Sori Tildin 2013 750ml

Rated 97 - As always, the Sorì Tildìn is a wine of nuance and delineation above all else. Beautifully sculpted and precise, the 2013 offers up a...
$233.54
Check availability
Add Add to wish list

Antinori Solaia 2013 750ml

Rated 97+ - The best vintages of Solaia are 1990, 1994, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2010 and now 2013. Marchesi Antinori's 2013 Solaia is a...
$229.94
Check availability
Add Add to wish list

Antinori Tignanello 2013 1.5Ltr

Rated 97 - #70 Top 100, 2016 - This is amazing on the nose with blackberry, black truffle, dried cherry and hints of tobacco. So complex on the...
$44.74
Check availability
Add Add to wish list

Avignonesi Cortona Merlot Desiderio 2013 750ml

Rated 95 - A generous red that shows exuberance and tension. Medium to full body, silky tannins and superb intensity of berries, crushed chocolate...
$25.54
Check availability
Add Add to wish list

Avignonesi Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano 2013 750ml

Rated 91 - There's loads of Sangiovese character here, from the earthy, tobacco-scented beginning to the cherry, leather and earth flavors, all...

2013 Italy

There are few countries in the world with a viticultural history as long or as illustrious as that claimed by Italy. Grapes were first being grown and cultivated on Italian soil several thousand years ago by the Greeks and the Pheonicians, who named Italy 'Oenotria' – the land of wines – so impressed were they with the climate and the suitability of the soil for wine production. Of course, it was the rise of the Roman Empire which had the most lasting influence on wine production in Italy, and their influence can still be felt today, as much of the riches of the empire came about through their enthusiasm for producing wines and exporting it to neighbouring countries. Since those times, a vast amount of Italian land has remained primarily for vine cultivation, and thousands of wineries can be found throughout the entire length and breadth of this beautiful country, drenched in Mediterranean sunshine and benefiting from the excellent fertile soils found there. Italy remains very much a 'land of wines', and one could not imagine this country, its landscape and culture, without it.