Here at Winescape we are constantly on the lookout for new and exciting wines to bring to the attention of our customers and this month we are introducing a few exceptional new bottles from Italy for you to try.

Firstly we have the wines of Fratelli Alessandria whose vineyards were founded at the begining of the 18th century and are still proud to not only use their own grapes, but to still be a family-run producer. Today the owner Gian Battista together with his wife Flavia, brother Alessandro and his son Vittore proudly carry on their ancestors tradition and passion for wine production.The estate stretches over some twelve hectares covering some of the best crus in Verduno and Monforte. Most of these yeild Nebbiolo grapes, but the family also concentrates on all local grape varieties such as Dolcetto, Barbera and the rare Pelaverga, which is to be found only in Verduno town.

Next we have an amazing selection of wines from Conte Ferdinando Guicciardini. Located between Florence and Siena in the Chianti Colli Fiorentini (hills of Florence) area, the Castello di Poppiano estate covers 270 hectares, of which 130 are for the vineyard and 47 for olive groves. The Castello has been in the Guicciardini family since 1199 and their aim is to bottle wine with a total respect for the traditions of the estate and to only ever bottle wine and olive oils produced on it's own grounds.

Chianti "il Cortile" Colli Fiorenti 37.5cl

This "Chianti Riserva" is a special selection of the best vintages of Chianti "Colli Fiorentini"

Colour red Vintage 2005 Bottle 37.5cl Price £5.49 Qty

Chianti "il Cortile" Colli Fiorenti 05

The grapes are hand picked and matured in oak casks and later in bottle to produce a wine that is rich in flavour, body and character.

Colour red Vintage 2005 Bottle 75cl Price £9.49 Qty

Fratelli Alessandria Dolcetto d'Alba 07

This is a classic Dolcetto d'Alba, easy to drink with many types of food and perfect on it's own

Colour red Vintage 2007 Bottle 75cl Price £9.99 Qty

Fratelli Alessandria Barbera d'Alba 04

Fratelli Alessandria make a balanced, round Barbera d'Alba from their vineyards in Verduno town.

Colour red Vintage 2004 Bottle 75cl Price £10.99 Qty

Mandorlaia Morellino di Scansano 05

The colour is intence ruby red, the nose is fruity, tannins are smooth. This is a very well balanced wine.

Colour red Vintage 2005 Bottle 75cl Price £13 Qty

Castello di Poppiano Sangiovese Tosco Forte 04

By combining Sangiovese with 10% syrah, they produce a stunning wine with natural elegance and complexity.

Colour red Vintage 2004 Bottle 75cl Price £13 Qty

Castello di Poppiano Syrah 04

This wine is a perfect blend of 90% Syrah, which give it a remarkable robustness and structure to 10% Sangiovese

Colour red Vintage 2004 Bottle 75cl Price £13 Qty

Fratelli Alessandria Chardonnay Langhe "Buscat" 05

The only foreign variety that Fratelli Alessandria produce!

Colour white Vintage 2005 Bottle 75cl Price £13.69 Qty

Fratelli Alessandria Langhe Nebbiolo "Prinsiot" 04

A younger brother of Barolo, the Langhe Nebbiolo is an important red wine with a nice structure and complexity.

Colour red Vintage 2004 Bottle 75cl Price £13.69 Qty

Castello di Poppiano Vin Santo 50cl

Literally "holy wine", Vinsanto is one of the most traditional products of the Fiorentine hills

Colour white Vintage Bottle 50cl Price £13.99 Qty

Fratelli Alessandria Barbera d'Alba Superiore "Priora" 04

This wine is made from selected grapes from two vineyards in Verduno town which are particularly well suited to growing Barbera grapes.

Colour red Vintage 2004 Bottle 75cl Price £13.99 Qty

Chianti "Riserva" Colli Fiorentini 04

This "Chianti Riserva" is a special selection of the best vintages of Chianti "Colli Fiorentini"

Colour red Vintage 2004 Bottle 75cl Price £14.99 Qty

Mandorlaia Riserva Morellino di Scansano 03

Riserva is obtained from the selection of the best vintages of Morellino. It is aged for at least two years in oak casks.

Colour red Vintage 2003 Bottle 75cl Price £19.99 Qty

Fratelli Alessandria Barolo 03

The Barolo from Verduno town is distinctively elegant and graceful.

Colour red Vintage 2003 Bottle 75cl Price £25.99 Qty

Castello di Poppiano Tricorno (Super Tuscan) 03

Tricorno, the flagship "Super Tuscan" red wine of Castello di Poppiano

Colour red Vintage 2003 Bottle 75cl Price £25.99 Qty

Fratelli Alessandria Barolo "Gramolere" 01

A big structure and plenty of character are the features of the Barolo from Monforte.

Colour red Vintage 2001 Bottle 75cl Price £29.99 Qty