To most wine drinkers, the red wine styles of Italy are the highlight of any wine tour of the country. They are just created for food. Somewhat lighter than their French cousins (at least the way those styles play out in Australia), with a more subtle acid-tannin balance. They are ready for drinking somewhat earlier, with their savouriness suiting the savoury flavours we love.
Native to Sicily, Nero d’Avola is one of Italy's best-known and respected wines. Medium-bodied, its sweet tannins and peppery plumb flavours remind one of a gentle Shiraz. This wine will provide a good match for hearty beef and pork dishes.
A really good vintage producing classical spicey cherry flavours, more fragrant than the last vintage. Presents with very low tannins and clean acids. Pair with rich ,sweeter meat dishes like duck and roast pork.This vintage will reward you after a few years in cellar.
Italy’s most grown and best-loved style – known as Chianti. Lighter in body, Savoury and food-loving. Aromas of thyme, rosemaryand a touch of tomato fill the nose, with cherry flavours that underpin the palate.This is a wine just made for lamb!
Our version of this famous red blend "Super Tuscan" style from the Marrema sub-region of south-west Tuscany. The Cabernet Sauvignon component gives the wine its firm structure. Flavours of blackberry and blueberry are attributes of the Cabernet and Barbera, while its savoury touch comes compliments of the Sangiovese. Toasty French oak carries across the palate, with flavours of chocolate and spice. Match with just about any red meat or hard cheese.
Lagrein's flavour sits in the darker fruit spectrum. A very intense inky colour with aromatics of dark berry, chocolate and spice. A rich, quite fruited mouth-coating palate balanced by hints of aniseed. A wine that becomes rich and smooth with time. Reportedly genetically related to Shiraz, a good companion for beef or venison stew
Our newest red wine made from 100% Cannonau, a native variety of Sardinia. Attractive concentrated cherry fruit aromas the palate is medium-powered with soft tannin, and a touch of oak, rapidly growing in popularity, this is a wine with great versatility around food – from barbequed steak to cheese
2018 Nebbiolo is a return to a more traditional style of di Lusso Nebbiolo. With the customary lightness of colour and rose petal and tar aromas, the wine is high in both acid and tannin, ideal for longevity. This wine can be enjoyed for up to 15 years, eventually yielding a velvety texture and gentle cigar flavours.
This is a wine to enjoy with porcini funghi - on a risotto or tagliatelli base, and matches goats cheese very well indeed.