Campania


Due in Lidl stores Nov 24th 2016 Sassi del Mare Beneventano Falanghina 2015, Campania, Italy (£7.99 Lidl) Lovely floral-tinged nectarine, ripe orange and fennel flavours, and a light almondy note, but just as impressive are the lightly gritty texture – gritty as in the texture of a just-ripe pear – […]

Lidl’s New Italian Wine Collection


Vadiaperti Greco di Tufo 2014, Campania, Italy (£14.50 Haynes Hanson & Clark) Bruised green apple (fresh and baked) and citrus flavours pepped up by notes of sage and fennel, plus a finish that combines a smoky nuance with stony minerality – think volcanic aromas… S- Vadiaperti Fiano di Avellino 2014, […]

Two whites from Vadiaperti in Campania


Bit of a mish-mash – but a nice mish-mash… Cantina Gadoro Beneventano Fiano 2013, Campania, Italy (£8.99 Waitrose) Reminds me of a white Bordeaux with a dollop of Viognier in there. Tinned pear, nutty, peachy exuberance and a touch of vanilla all reined in by a spine of herbal freshness. […]

Assorted Whites from Italy, Germany, Romania & France



The Exquisite Collection Gavi 2012, Piedmont, Italy (£4.99 Aldi) Slightly nutty with a soft, gentle, peachy character, a touch of cooked apple and a crisp finish. Simple but quite tasty. B- Le Vaglie Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi 2012, Marche (~£13 Penistone Wine Cellar) Shows notes of nutmeg and cinnamon […]

Wine Tasting Video: Five Italian Whites


Terredora Coda di Volpe 2010, Campania (£10.95 Jeroboams) Rich yet lively style, combines plush honeysuckle and peach fruit plumped up by creamy, nutty notes with a more floral zesty purity and freshness. S(-) Bisceglia Terra di Vulcano Falanghina Beneventano 2010, Basilicata (£8.75 Slurp, Last Drop Wines, Bibendum) Decent pine scented […]

Wine Tasting Video: Southern Italian Whites – mostly…


Poggiotondo Toscana Bianco 2009, Italy (£8.99 Liberty Wines, Noel Young, Reserve) One of those wines that creeps up on you, initially fresh and floral with a citrussy bite, but then the taut, pine-like edge of Vermentino comes through, along with an almost volcanic minerality. B+ Raimat Albariño Viña 24 2009, […]

Assorted whites from Italy, Spain and Georgia