Our most passionate red wine

Vincarta visited Piedmont (Piemonte in Italian) and tasted dozens of wines but we literally had to gatecrash the winery at Conterno Fantino to discover this astonishing Barolo. We loved it so much we wanted the 2011 Vigna Mosconi to be the first wine sold on Vincarta.

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Luxury and decadence

Forget Blue Nun. If you want to experience a genuine winegasm, you need to go to Germany and try their high-quality Großes Gewächs Rieslings. Mirela and Matthew visited Schloss Johannisberg in Rheingau and found this exquisite example.

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2015 Anima Chardonnay from Aurelia Vișinescu

If you’ve enjoyed full-bodied new world Chardonnays from California or Australia, you’ll love this 2015 Anima Chardonnay from Aurelia Vișinescu.

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2015 Artisan Tămâioasă Românească (Romanian Muscat) from Aurelia Vișinescu

If you like the perfume of Viognier you’ll love this delicate, floral white. Tămȃioasă Romȃnească (just say Romanian Muscat!) is a an indigenous Romanian clone of Muscat Blanc à Petit Grains, the oldest and noblest of the Muscat grapes.

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2012 Anima Merlot from Aurelia Vișinescu

We fell in love with this Merlot from Romanian legend Aurelia Vișinescu. It’s luscious, sophisticated, well-rounded and complex.

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2012 Anima Cabernet Sauvignon from Aurelia Vișinescu

We think this is one of the very best Romanian premium wines: outstanding in every way and amazing value for money compared to Bordeaux and New World Cabernet Sauvignons of equal quality.

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2008 Amarone della Valpolicella Monte La Parte Selection from Piccoli

Our favourite Amarone: this concentrated, indulgent special selection from Piccoli goes perfectly with red meat, game or good conversation.

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2010 Amarone della Valpolicella Monte La Parte from Piccoli

An elegant, enjoyable and surprisingly affordable Amarone from one of our favourite producers. Drink this and be transported to Italy: great food, great conversation and great wine.

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2011 Recioto DOCG della Valpolicella Adone from Piccoli

This half-bottle of desert wine is the perfect alternative to Port or a sweet Sauternes at the end of a meal. It pairs perfectly with cheese or puddings. The Italians drink it with biscotti and panettone but we think it works brilliantly with dark chocolate as well.

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2013 Valpolicella Superiore Rocolo from Piccoli

A beautifully-made Valpolicella with great elegance and finesse made with hand-selected grapes from the Piccoli estate and aged for at least four years.

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2014 Fürst von Metternich Riesling sparkling wine from Schloss Johannisberg

The perfect alternative to overpriced, underwhelming Champagne. This 2014 vintage Riesling sparkling wine is made the same way, tastes better, has more heritage and costs less.

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2015 Riesling Silver Seal from Schloss Johannisberg

Exotic mango, ripe citrus, almond and almond blossoms are matched with a refreshing acidity making this hand-picked, single-vineyard Riesling a delight to drink now and seriously age-worthy.

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2011 Barolo, Vigna Mosconi from Conterno Fantino

A modern-style Barolo with all the texture, elegance and freshness you’d expect from one of the region’s finest producers.

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