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
A lovely, refreshing dry white wine produced by the Losi family at the Querciavalle Vineyards near Siena in Tuscany. It has a fragrant, elegant and floral bouquet with defined long-lasting fresh fruit flavour of apples and pears.
It also has a remarkable freshness and softness on the palate. It is exciting enough to drink as an aperitif wine on its own or with starters and refined enough to accompany rice, pasta, shell fish, white meat and fresh cheeses.
Colour: Bright straw yellow with golden reflections
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.
Delicious soft Tuscan amaretti made with stone-ground rice flour, sweet and bitter almonds, honey and stiffly whipped egg whites. They are produced by Ghiott in Florence following an ancient traditional Tuscan recipe.
Ghiott's amaretti have a decidedly artisan look typical to Tuscany and are based on a 50 year old recipe by Florentine maestro Enzo Salaorni.
The quality of the ingredients is outstanding and belies such a low price tag. They provide distinct layers of taste. The initial sweet almond flavour gives way to the rich depth of stone-ground rice followed by a long bitter-sweet finale with a hint of orange.
These soft amaretti are perfect served with tea or coffee as a rewarding break or try with a glass of dessert wine after a meal.
Please note this item has a Best Before date of 30/01/2016 and has been discounted for this reason. You can rest assured it has been kept in an ideal storage environment and will remain in perfect condition for well beyond this date. You also have our full-refund peace of mind guarantee if you aren't completely satisfied with it.
A unique chance to get hold of a wonderful Italian starter at an amazing price. LAST PIECES REMAINING!
Award winning sundried tomatoes from near Mount Etna in Sicily.
Only the tastiest and sweetest tomatoes, bathed in Sicilian sunshine are used and they are one of the the best sundried tomatoes we've ever tasted.
Their full and rich flavour makes them ideal as an individual antipasto or chopped up they can really bring a fresh salad to life! Great also with cheeses, cured meats and hams.
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 lands surrounding the volcano.
These sundried tomatoes are part of a wonderful series of Sicilian vegetables in oil that offer superb ingredients, traditional recipes, artisan preparation all at great prices!
Special quality Balsamic Mint gums in stunning retro-design tins.
Leone's legendary flavoured gums!
These are no ordinary gum sweets which are often "mushy" and sticky. Leone's gums are produced with selected essences from around the world and feature natural Arabian gum, Kordofan* from the Sudan (100% vegetable fibre without the addition of starches or gelatines of animal origin) which gives them a firmer and more consistent texture.
They are also intensely fragrant and full of flavour thanks to the high concentrations of natural aromatic essential oils and herb extracts sourced from the best plantations around the world.... just as the original 19th recipe calls for!
Balsamic Polar Relief Gums
All natural ingredients including essential oils of mint and eucalyptus combine with herbal extracts to produce an enchanting, invigorating sweet which is aromatic and intensely flavoured. Leone's Polar Relief gums will reawaken once-forgotten memories of childhood flavours and fragrances.
*What is Kardofan Gum
Kardofan gum is a totally natural (100% vegetable fibre) substance exuded from the trunk and branches of the Acacia. It is a superb emulsifying agent which readily binds the various ingredients and allows the release of the fragrant aromas and flavours within the sweet. It is extremely low in calories too!
Gluten free. All natural ingredients without artificial colourants or additives.
This is a superb, traditional southern Italian black olive paté prepared by artisan expert Simone Asero at Etna Conserve in Sicily.
If you like olives you will love this! Black olives from Sicily are some of the finest in the world, especially from the fertile groves around the Mount Etna National Park region. They are renowned for their full flavour and make the perfect base for an olive pate.
The olives are expertly blended with local herbs, spices and a hint of chilli.
This is one of the classic Mediterranean antipasti. Its smooth rich flavour is ideal for warm crostini, toast or crackers and served as a luscious starter. Also adds delightful flavour and texture to pasta sauces.
From a series of quality, traditional Sicilian paté at great prices. Check out some of the others too in this category.
A stunning blend of black summer truffles, mushrooms, extra virgin olive oil, aromatic herbs and spices. The result is an array of gourmet flavours headed superbly by the black truffle.
Truffle sauce or tartufata is a classic in many top restaurants used to instantly deliver the unique flavours and fragrance of truffles to many dishes.
Try it in pasta sauces and risottos; add it to chicken breast or grilled meats; delicious on potatoes and vegetables. It is so flavoursome, you only need to add a little to get the perfect truffle taste.
Comes with an elegant booklet featuring a classic Italian truffle recipe (in English and Italian).
We have the largest range of preserved truffle products in the UK, including a number of award winners. Have a look around our truffle category for some excellent and original truffle inspired creations!
Branzi DOP is a seductive and elegant soft cow's milk cheese from the Brembana Valley in Piedmont. It is considered one of the finest soft Italian cheeses. Branzi has a sweet, mild character with a hint of spice.
It is supremely versatile both as a kitchen cheese and as a quality table cheese.
Branzi is lovely on its own with crusty bread or crackers and even as a base for sandwiches. It makes a fine salad cheese and is renowned in north Italy as an accompaniment to Polenta.
Branzi also works really well as a fondue cheese, where other cheeses often begin to wain, this will still boast all its classy flavour.
Comes in very handy small portions.
NB this is a handcut cheese and weights may vary slightly.
Please note this item has a Best Before date of 1/02/2016 and has been discounted for this reason. You can rest assured it has been kept in an ideal storage environment and will remain in perfect condition for well beyond this date. You also have our full-refund peace of mind guarantee if you aren't completely satisfied with it.
A unique chance to get hold of a wonderful Italian cream liqueur at an amazing price. LAST PIECES REMAINING!
Coffee Cream Liqueur from the award-winning Antica Distilleria Petrone in Campania. Luscious and exciting!
A wonderful cream liqueur which features the revitalising flavours of Italian coffee on a soft bed of cream.
Its moderate alcohol content (17% ABV) and sophisticated taste makes it a favourite for all occasions.
This coffee cream liqueur won't go unnoticed. It also has many uses (see below for a few suggestions).
It comes in a lovely bottle and makes an ideal gift. Part of a refined set of Italian cream liqueurs by Petrone.
HOW TO USE - SUGGESTIONS
On its own, serve this coffee cream liqueur over ice.
It makes a lovely Sorbet to cleanse the palate. Serve into glasses then pop into the freezer until semi-frozen.
Perfect as a base for scores of classy cocktails.
Coffee cream liqueur is also wonderful on desserts, ice cream or as an ingredient for cakes.
Delicious chocolate Cantuccini in a lovely presentation box, by the Belli family Biscottificio in Prato, Tuscany, the home of Cantuccini!
The combination of the finest local raw materials - quality dark chocolate, fresh pasteurised eggs and best butter - with the passion and expertise of the Belli family make an outstanding biscuit. The Belli family has been producing cantuccini since 1958 and still today strictly adhere to the family recipes and timless artisan processes of Tuscan pastry preparation.
These chocolate cantuccini look good and taste even better! Perfect for gifts.