Our beautiful Etna Rosato rosé wine from the talented Piano dei Daini Vineyard in Sicily has just picked up another prestigious award as Best Rosé in Italy 2017 at the Gambero Rosso annual review and selection of Italy’s best wines Vini d’Italy in July 2017.
If you haven’t tried it YET (where have you been?), this rosé, a light copper colour, reveals the character and strength of this terroir. It has excellent minerality and an earthy nuance. Notes of raspberries, strawberries and roses. It is an elegant, well-balanced wine. The grapes are picked by hand and the rich, volcanic soil of Etna combined with the altitude above sea-level (700 asl) gives this wines intense character and complexity without the weight sometimes associated with Sicilian wines.
100% Nerello Mascalese. Year 2014.
Only 3000 bottles produced.
March 2017 it was awarded the Best Sicilian Rosé at the Sicilian Wine Awards held in Taormina, Sicily.
No sorry, we are not selling an actual vineyard but we are reducing the price on every bottle of wine from our Cascina Albano Vineyard; there are 5 wines to choose from - 3 reds, 1 white and 1 sparkling. The offer is £2.00 off per bottle and runs for a limited time only.
Cascina Albano wines:
Freisa - rich, fruity red with spicy notes. Was £13.00 now £11.00 per bottle.
Dolcetto - smooth, well-rounded and easy drinking red. Was £13.00 now £11.00 per bottle.
Barbera - full-bodied, complex red. Was £13.00 now £11.00 per bottle.
Arneis - crisp, zesty white.Was £13.00 now £11.00 per bottle.
Perschers - traditional Champagne method sparkling white. Was £19.00 now £17.00 per bottle.
Sat 1st April 2017
12pm-3pm and 4pm-7pm
The Pittville Pump Room, Cheltenham (15 mins walk from the town centre)
We are delighted to have been asked to exhibit for the first time at this event ‘A Celebration of Wine’ in the Regency splendour of the Pittville Pump Room in Cheltenham.
Tickets are now sold out but you can still win 2 tickets to this event to taste over 300 wines from Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Austria, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Chile, Argentina, USA and more....Visit cheltenhamwinefestival.com (closing date 23rd March).
A few wine and food-related events taking place in Italy over the coming months:
When: 11-13th March 2017
Where: Stazione Leopolda, Florence.
What: an Italian fair dedicated to good eating and good living and frequented by leading lights in the international gastronomic and catering trades as well as an increasingly growing public of passionate foodies. Taste is now in its 12th year and the ‘off-schedule’ events known as ‘Fuori di Taste’ take the theme beyond the fair and extends it throughout the city, creating a long weekend of exquisite taste-bud tantalizing and an opportunity to try new food and wine as well as revisit some old favourites.
When: 9-12th April 2017
What: This is the largest wine event in Italy by far. The week-long fair in Verona is the main wine trade event for Italian wines, though the presence of international labels grows every year. This year will be the 51st edition of the event. Beyond the huge trade fair that has its own vast exhibition space outside Verona (free shuttle buses are provided), the whole of Verona is transformed into a wine-tasting event and the city is packed with merry revellers!
‘God Save the Wine’
Where: Florence or elsewhere in Tuscany
What: Extremely pleasant food and wine evenings co-organized by sommelier Andrea Gori and the magazine ‘Firenze Spettacolo’. If you are in the area or planning to be, check these out. Each evening presents some 30 wines chosen by Gori, so you rarely encounter the same label each time, and it’s a great way to tour around the country, vinicologically speaking, without leaving the room. See the latest events on the website http://godsavethewine.com/ (only in Italian).
Last delivery dates for receiving delicious Italian wine before Christmas or New Year are as follows:
22nd December to arrive 23rd December.
28th to 29th December to arrive 30th December.
Resuming after the break on 2nd January 2017.
(vintage images all courtesy of Pinterest)
Now available, our 2-bottle boxes, perfect for sending as gifts for Christmas or sending ahead to drinks parties for your hosts. Both bottles come beautifully wrapped in their box with an ArtHouseWine Christmas card for your message. Choose any 2 bottles, add £10.00 delivery per address (UK mainland only, for the time being) and tick off list!
Let the trumpet-blowing begin for our award-winning Art House Wines and our brilliant Wine Director, Dario, for choosing them: