There are few things we enjoy more than discovering a wonderful new Italian wine. That thrill of finding something different, taking it home, and enjoying all of the qualities the producer has worked so hard to imbue the wine with is something that we relish.
We know that many of our customers have the same love of unearthing new discoveries.
That’s why the Xtrawine team is committed to finding new wines to add to our collection. By doing that, we constantly enhance your options to ensure you can always find a wine that suits your tastes.
You can always find the latest additions to the Xtrawine collection by visiting our New Products page. But in this article, we’re going to dive a little deeper into some of our new products to examine a small number of wines that we feel everybody should try.
Wine No. 1 – Pietrabianca Castel del Monte Tenuta Bocca di Lupo Bio 2021
Hailing from the Apulia region, Pietrabianca Castel del Monte Tenuta Bocca di Lupo Bio 2021 is a still white organic Italian wine. So immediately, it has qualities that those who wish to experience the most natural versions of Italian wines will enjoy. Best served chilled, this wine has between five and 10 years of longevity, though it can also be enjoyed young.
The wine is ideal for warm spring and summer evenings. Upon pouring, you will see the ageing potential in the colouring, which has a greenish reflex floating throughout to indicate that the wine can be aged. Bring this wine to the nose and you’ll absorb an intense combination of aromas that bring together ripe apple and white peach with traces of vanilla wood.
Balance is the key to this wine’s taste, with the acidity being well-tempered by the vanilla wood notes. A soft entrance makes this an accessible wine that pairs beautifully with fish, poultry, and cheese. It’s also good for taking the edge off spicier foods. Made using 95% Chardonnay and 5% Fiano, the wine carries the DOC Castel del Monte Chardonnay and has a 93/100 rating from the Xtrawine team.
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Wine No. 2 – Girolamo Russo Etna Rosso A’Rina 2020
A stunning red still Italian wine from Sicily, Girolamo Russo Etna Rosso A’Rina 2020 has stunning ruby red colouring, though it can be aged up to 15 years if you wish to allow the wine to reveal its true characteristics.
Assuming you drink it young, you’ll be struck by an elegant and complex bouquet that brings together fruity notes of plums and cherries with earthier notes of leather and tobacco. While this may suggest a complicated wine to the taste, you’ll find the wine to be surprisingly fresh when introduced to the palate. It has velvety smooth tannins and a balanced structure, making it a joy to drink.
Pairing easily with most meats and some mature cheeses, the wine is made using a combination of the Nerollo Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio grapes. It’s classified as a DOC Etna Rosso wine and is one of our favourite new red wines. The Xtrawine team gives this wine a 92/100 rating.
Buy Girolamo Russo Etna Rosso A’Rina 2020 Here.
Wine No. 3 – Gaja Langhe Chardonnay Rossj Bass 2021
Our second Chardonnay, the Gaja Langhe Chardonnay Rossj Bass 2021 is made using only the Chardonnay grape. This ensures it maintains the DOC Langhe Chardonnay classification. Of course, anybody who loves this extremely popular white wine grape is sure to fall in love with the Gaja Langhe Chardonnay Rossj Bass 2021.
With longevity of up to 10 years, this wine has a deep yellow golden colouring that shows it’s perfectly capable of astonishing when drunk young. Bring the wine to your nose and it will strike you with a distinct honey note, which perfectly complements the expected notes of citrus and white flowers that you find in many Chardonnay wines.
To the taste, the wine is soft and elegant. It has a refreshing acidity that makes it a brilliant summer wine, with the fresh and persistent finish providing strength and a reason to come back for more. Ideal for pairing with fish, shellfish, and poultry, the wine carries a 92/100 rating from the Xtrawine team. If you’re already a fan of Chardonnay, this is the perfect wine to sample.
Buy Gaja Langhe Chardonnay Rossj Bass 2021 Here.
Wine No. 4 – Agripunica Isola dei Nuraghi Samas 2021
If the other wines on this list stretch your budget a little too far, Agripunica Isola dei Nuraghi Samas 2021 is a perfect choice. Available for less than €12, this gorgeous still white Italian wine comes from Sicily and showcases this wonderful island’s diversity.
The only IGT wine on this list, the Agripunica Isola dei Nuraghi Samas 2021 is best served slightly below room temperature has can be aged up to 10 years. Ideal as an aperitif, the wine also pairs well with fish, poultry, and cheese.
Upon pouring, you’ll see a vivid straw yellow colouring, though you’ll also note some soft greenish hints that suggest the wine’s ageing potential. To the nose, the wine has a distinct Mediterranean appeal, as it combines citrus and tropical fruit notes with touches of sage. Upon drinking, you’ll discover a silky-smooth wine that is perfectly balanced. Combining refreshing acidity with fresh and bold flavours, this wine receives a 90/100 rating from the Xtrawine team.
Buy Agripunica Isola dei Nuraghi Samas 2021 Here.
The Final Word
If you’re searching for a new Italian wine and don’t know where to start, the Xtrawine New Products page is the perfect place. This page is updated constantly with new additions to the Xtrawine collection, meaning you’re always going to find the latest and greatest Italian wines. The four highlighted in this article represent a small collection of the dozens of new wines we have in the collection. So why not visit us today and sample a few of these wines? Or, check out the rest of the new wines in our collection to find something that suits your tastes.
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