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Red
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Bottle: $47.16 $52.40
Colour: Lively, deep ruby-red; nature's gift. Perfume: Complex scent of ripe red fruit (mainly black cherry), spices,...
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Red
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Bottle: $31.16 $32.80
The aromas of blue fruits, such as raspberries, with subtle cloves and bark follow through to a palate of...
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Red
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A juicy but umami nose on this wine begins with black cherries, blackberries and plums. Aromas then turn to soy sauce...
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Red
750ml
Bottle: $40.79
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I love the aromas of blackberries, graphite and walnut with cedar. Full-bodied with ultra-fine tannins that run the...
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Red
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A beautifully curated and polished young red with black berry, violet, and bark. Full and velvety with creamy...
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Red
750ml
Bottle: $14.94 $15.59
12 bottles: $13.99
Balanced and fresh, this white offers a creamy mix of melon, Meyer lemon peel, pineapple and lime blossom aromas and...
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Bottle: $13.00
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Red
750ml
Bottle: $22.94
This Cagnulari Isola dei Nuraghi IGT is a tribute to the founder of the winery, Billia Cherchi, who rediscovered this...
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750ml - Case of 6
Bottle: $48.30
Colour: Lively, deep ruby-red; nature's gift. Perfume: Complex scent of ripe red fruit (mainly black cherry), spices,...
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750ml - Case of 6
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A fine, supple red, sporting velvety tannins, racy raspberry, cherry and plum fruit, joined by layers of spice, hot...
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Bottle: $65.53
I thought the 2011 was the best ever from this stylish wine producer in Sardinia. But the 2012 is clearly better...
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750ml - Case of 6
Bottle: $64.41
Very beautiful aromas of violets, purple fruit, fresh lavender and thyme follow through to a medium body with...
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Bottle: $61.19
Wonderful aromas of Mediterranean flowers such as rosemary and lavender with red fruits such as plums and cherries....
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Bottle: $164.24
The 2005 Isola dei Nuraghi Turriga is incredibly primary at this stage. This dark, textured Turriga reveals...
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Italy Sardinia Isola Dei Nuraghi

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.

The beautiful Mediterranean island of Sardinia is a haven for wine lovers, and viticulture is very much a part of the lifestyle of this special patch of land off the Italian coast. Indeed, Sardinia is renowned as being home to an impressive high number of centenarians, their longevity said to be a result of the amount of red wine they regularly drink. Although winemaking has only really taken off on Sardinia over the past couple of centuries, wines have been produced in Sardinia for well over two thousand years. Vines were originally cultivated by travelling settlers such as the Phoenicians and then boosted by the Roman empire, whose influence is still felt in the landscape today.

Sardinia may have been designated as one of Italy’s main wine regions in the mid 18th century, but its island status has long ensured that the winemakers here have their own identity and viticulture, of which they are very proud. Unlike other Italian wine regions, Sardinia is strongly influenced by French and Spanish viticulture, and it isn’t unusual to find fine wines from the island made from Garnacha or Cabernet Sauvignon, although Italian varietals such as Malvasia are also very popular. Sardinia has one DOCG appellation, Vermentino di Gallura, which produces beautifully elegant white wines made from the Vermentino grape which grows with great expression on the island.