A smooth, balanced Rosé from the Querciavalle Vineyards near Siena in Tuscany. The vineyards are at the heart of the Siena Chianti DOCG region and this rosé derives from the same grapes selected for some of the finest Chianti from the area.
It has a fragrant bouquet of forest fruit and a surprisingly complex and refined flavour not often found in Rosé wines, with hints of cherry and raspberry and well balanced acidity.
It is a perfect wine to drink on its own and is excellent with appetisers, vegetable dishes and fish.
Colour: bright cherry pink with garnet red highlights
Bouquet: fragrant, with hints of forest fruit
Flavour: balanced, complex, smooth with hints of cherry and raspberry
The Vigna Bordò or Bordeaux Vine is the younger of the 3 siblings (along with the Silver and Gold Vines) in this fine range of aged balsamic vinegars by Compagnia del Montale, Modena.
Using the sweetest, ripest Trebbiano grapes from the Modena area and following the classic artisan ageing methods in small wooden barrels, the bronze label is an extremely versatile balsamic vinegar. Complex enough to accompany and enhance marinades and sauces with its appetizing aroma, yet delicate and with perfect balanced acidity for salads and dressings. Great with vegetables too.
Contains no colourants, thickeners, flavourings or preservatives. Will keep for years.
An exceptional and uniquely flavoured aged balsamic vinegar that can naturally refine and enhance the taste of any cuisine. The Vigna D'oro or Golden vine uses the sweetest trebbiano grapes from the Modena area and is aged for a minimum* of 6 years in small wooden casks.
Both beautiful in design and simplistic in nature, this balsamic vinegar has a creative and exciting taste with a seductive and alluring aroma.
Excellent particularly with medium and aged cheeses, exotic and spicy dishes, sweet and sour and Asian cuisine.
Contains no colourants, flavourings or preservatives. Will keep for years.
As testimony to the quality of the Golden Vine and the Compagnia del Montale range of balsamic vinegars, it has won the highest accolade at the prestigious Superior Taste Awards held in Brussels.
The awards are organised by the International Taste & Quality Institute and are considered as the Michelin Guide for quality foods. The jury is selected from the cream of European chefs and Sommeliers who judge each product on its own merit.
The Vigna D'Oro was one of the very few outstanding products to win 3 stars, the highest possible.
3 Stars - for exceptional products with a score of over 90%
2 Stars - for excellent products with a score from 80 - 90%
1 Star - for noteable products with a score from 70 - 80%
This is an authentic, aged balsamic vinegar with IGP certification from the Acetaia of Compagnia del Montale in Modena. In terms of aging, the Vigna d'Argento or Silver Vine is a blend of vinegars aged for a minimum of 4 years and sits between the Bronze and Gold Vines within this wonderful range.
Made from only the finest, ripest Trebbiano grapes from Modena, it is then aged in wooden casks of different woods. The Silver Vine is an outstanding and versatile balsamic which does wonders to salads but can also be used for marinades on vegetable and grilled meats.
Contains no colourants, denseners, flavourings or preservatives. Will keep for years.
This is the 5 litre version of the White Label Balsamic Vinegar IGT from Compagnia del Monte.
A vibrant and young authentic Balsamic Vinegar from Modena. Produced from the sweetest local trebbiano grapes, the white label is aged for a minimum of 6 months to give a subtle undertone of wood and a lovely rounded acidity.
This is a classic everyday balsamic and can be used just like a normal wine vinegar, but yields a much more elegant and sophisticated taste. It is ideal for salads, dressings, combining with olive oil to create a dip or for using in gravies, stocks, meat sauces and for marinading.
A beautiful blown glass dispenser for balsamic vinegar. Designed by Compagnia del Montale and handcrafted in Italy this amporaccio let's the balsamic drizzle slowly out, just as it should! Perfect for a quality aged balsamic vinegar like our Vigna d'oro or the Red label (you can find them in this category).
It comes with its own special gift box and makes a wonderful, original gift and looks very classy in the centre of the table. You won't see many of these in the UK!
Arborio rice is the most famous and most common variety of Italian rice. It is renowned for its high starch content, great for creamy risottos and its large rounded grain that keeps its shape well during cooking and provides a more al dente taste and texture. Arborio is versatile enough to combine beautifully with any kind of dish but is especially suited as a base for risotto.
This is a Superior Category Arborio rice (the highest quality) cultivated in the famous rice growing area of Vercelli, Piedmont.
These Sicilian artichokes are part of a wonderful series of Sicilian vegetables in oil that offer superb ingredients, traditional recipes, artisan preparation all at great prices!
The finest, most tender whole Sicilian artichokes in oil are combined with a selection of natural herbs and chilli. They can be eaten as an individual antipasto or added to a pasta or spelt salad. Chop them up and add them to pasta sauces or risotto.
So versatile and they're good for you as well! Sicilian artichokes are actually famed for their therapeutic properties, helping the digestive system and kidney function.
Simone Asero at Etna Conserve, a small producer in the shadow of Mount Etna, expertly creates this range of fine Italian starters using only local ingredients grown in the fertile soil surrounding the volcano.
Looking for that perfect starter? Something that will satisfy even the most demanding gourmand? Well this Aubergine Caponata could well be the answer.
It's supremely tasty, incredibly versatile, healthy and easy to use. A stunning combination of many of the powerhouse ingredients of the Mediterranean diet.
Caponata is a traditional hearty Sicilian starter which features a delicious sweet and sour mix of tender aubergines, Sicilian olives, sweet cherry tomatoes, celery and capers. Aubergine makes the perfect base for this dish as it eagerly absorbs all the flavours around it, so you can relive the tastes of the Mediterranean in your own home!
Delicious as a Bruschetta type topping, outstanding as a side complement to countless other dishes and perfectly at home as a base for pasta or risotto dishes. It's versatility is second to none. See our suggestions for some tempting ideas!
HOW TO USE - SUGGESTIONS
Try it spooned on top of foccacia, pita bread or thick toast.
Perfect for a tasty pasta or risotto sauce (add a little EV olive oil and a touch of tomato passata)
Use as a side dish to chicken, roast meats (delicious with game), shell-fish, grilled or baked fish (add some lemon juice for extra zing).
Aubergine caponata also makes a splendid sandwich filler and goes perfectly with potatoes, aged cheese and in rice or bean salads.
Add a little aged balsamic vinegar to enhance the sweet and sour.
Best served at room temperature and not cold from the fridge.
Grilled aubergines, olives, sweet cherry tomatoes, celery, onion, vegetable oil, wine vinegar, sugar. Contains no artificial flavourings or conservatives
Long life product. Once opened, store in the fridge and use within 1 month.
A wonderful Prosecco DOCG, right from the heart of the famous Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco growing zone.
This multi-award winning Prosecco makes a wonderful aperitif at any occasion. Its lovely dry, light fruit taste means it is also perfectly suited as an easy-drinking sparkling wine to share with friends and makes the ultimate party or event wine! It's our number one best selling product and is constantly receiving rave reviews!
If you're organising an event and looking for a special wine to serve then contact us.