A little SKIN goes a long way…
Introducing Selection International Italian Amarone and Brunello with Grape Skins. Available April 24th these bold new additions are sure to please.
Winexpert’s Selection International Italian Brunello with skins is a dark-cherry colour with highlights of gorgeous ruby-garnet. Bold, yet supple, the big, smoky-earthy nose of ultra-ripe cherry and currant-like fruit gives way to a hint of tar and cracked black pepper, cedar, whiffs of liquorice, leather, and also plums and black cherries, followed by a richly tannic, long, long finish.
The super concentrated flavours are generous even in youth, but this sensational wine is sensational after six months to a year. Good acidity makes this a very food friendly wine: like many Italian reds, Brunello shines in the company of assertively flavoured foods. Osso buco and veal piccata are splendid accompaniments, as are hard cheeses such as asiago and Pecorino Romano. Its firm backbone of acids and tannins make it work well with rich and spicy foods like Italian sausages or lasagna.
Alcohol by Volume 13.0-13.5%
Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium-Full | Oak Intensity: Heavy
Italy’s most powerful wine, Amarone is renowned as a fruity, full-bodied, with rich intensity from the dried grapeskins included in the fermentation. Winexpert’s Selection International Italian Amarone with Grape Skins is an intense, complex wine, with a wide array of flavours and aromas. Deep, nearly opaque red, this heavyweight exudes aromas of sour cherries, dark chocolate, stewed plums, dried fruits, anise, raisins, bitter almond, tobacco, leather and molasses, and has a spicy-earthy bittersweet finish that goes on and on, from the huge volume of tannins.
Pair with grilled beef, strong dry cheeses (Parmigiano Reggiano or Asiago), pasta with meat-based tomato sauces, antipasto, veal or roast pork. The gripping tannin in this wine also makes it a natural for other red meats and game, and the fruit lifts up well herbed or spiced dishes.
Alcohol by Volume 13.5-14%
Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium-Full | Oak Intensity: Medium
Our seasonal release Selection International French Rosé is a crisp, off-dry rosé from Southern France. An extremely food friendly wine, the pairing possibilities run the gamut from light salads to spicy meats from the grill – definitely a wine to keep well-stocked and ready all summer. Serve chilled. Get yours today! Don’t miss out on this great rosé, supplies are limited and they won’t last long.
Island Mist Pineapple Pear Pinot Grigio leaps out of the glass with juicy sweet pears, succulent, ripe pineapple, and a bright and flowery fragrance. Firm acidity from the Pinot Grigio gives it mouth watering juiciness and a refreshing finish. A perfect aperitif/cocktail, its crispness primes the palate for food. Pair with all seafood, whether raw, lightly sautéed, grilled or lightly sauced with cream or butter.
Sweetness: Sweet | Body: Light | Oak Intensity: None