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Grechetto IGT Umbria 2017 (75cl) - Chiorri

£10.60

Buying the case of 6 bottles you will save 10% You’ve heard of Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling - but have you ever heard of Grechetto? Mmmm...It\'s time to try this incredibly refreshing white wine with its distinctive herbal and nutty flavours. One sip won\'t be enough!

Although Grechetto is a white grape variety that may well have originated in Greece, it is mostly known as a native of Umbria in central Italy. The Grechetto grape is low-yielding variety with a thick skin that in the past has only been used as part of a blend, but more recently has been growing in reputation as a stand-alone variety in its own right. It can also be used as an ingredient of Tuscany\'s iconic dessert wine Vin Santo, sitting alongside varieties such as Trebbiano and Malvasia. Best food pairing: ideal with fish, cheese or cured meat starters and pasta dishes. Excellent with boiled meat, pit-aged cheese ‘di fossa’ and chocolate. Or try with typical Umbria dishes like: cheese loaf with salami and cured pork, royal perch fillets from Lake Trasimeno.

Sangiovese IGT Umbria 2017 (75cl) - Chiorri

£10.60

Buying the case of 6 bottles you will save 10% Fresh and lively, with intense aromas of blackberry, cherry and purple fruit, with floral, rose-scented notes. Immaculately balanced on the palate, clean and persistent with soft, round Sangiovese tannins.

Sangiovese is by far and away Italy’s most widespreadgrape variety. It accounts for a staggering 71,000 hectares of vineyards, equivalent to 11% of total plantings. The best known of these are obviously Tuscan, as Sangiovese is the grape of the region’s high-profile DOCGs (Chianti, Chianti Classico, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Brunello di Montalcino) but it is also the most planted variety in the neighbouring regions of Umbria, Marche and Romagna, resulting in Sangiovese wine production with a distinctive characteristics unique to their own locality. For best results decant into a carafe or decanter - or just nice big wine glasses (tulip-shaped are ideal, as they serve to focus those lovely aromas!) - this helps you maximise the perfumes and textures.