JUNE 

LIGURIA, VENETO & MORE

3 COURSE FEASTS FOR 2

trofie al pesto
(serves 2 as a main course)

Your pack serves two and contains:

  • Fresh trofie
  • Pesto Genovese
  • Green beans
  • Sliced new potatoes
  • A little grated parmesan

Directions: 

  • Bring a large pan of well-salted (10g/lt) water to the boil
  • Put the trofie into the boiling water. They will take about 10 minutes to cook
  • After the trofie have been cooking for 3-4 minutes, add the potatoes and green beans. Most likely, the potato will take the longest to cook if anything does– but as you near the end of the cooking time start tasting all three components and make sure none are raw
  • At some point in the process, decant the pesto into a bowl and set it above the pasta water for just a moment – not to warm the pesto, but to gently soften it
  • When ready, drain the trofie, potatoes and beans, reserving a little of the water. Add them to the pesto bowl and stir to mix, tasting for seasoning and adding just enough of the pasta water to moisten the dish and emulsify the sauce
  • Serve with a little grated parmesan on top
    £14.00

    COCKTAILS

    NIGHT NEGRONI FOR 2 OR MORE
    £12.00
    SAKURA NEGRONI (serves 2)
    £13.50
    DACAPIRAC (serves 2)
    £13.60
    GRAPPARITA (serves 2)
    £12.00
    ESPRESSO MARTINI (serves 2)
    £12.00
    BELLINI KIT (serves 6)
    £26.00

    SPUMANTI - SPARKLING WINES

    PROSECCO SUPERIORE

    Region: VENETO
    Grape: GLERA
    Vintage: NV
    Main characteristics: DRY, ORCHARD FRUITS

    Dry and surprisingly textured for Prosecco, this is a cut above. Persistently fizzy with classic pear notes and just a hint of bread. Can be mixed for a Bellini or Spritz of course, but we prefer to let it shine unescorted.

     

     

    £15.90
    FRANCIACORTA BRUT ROSÉ

    Region: LOMBARDY

    Grape: PINOT NOIR

    Vintage: NV

    Main characteristic: DRY WITH STRAWBERRY HINTS

    Pale copper rosé Franciacorta, made  just like Champagne. This gives the French a run for their money. Delicate and dry, perfect with Parma ham.

    £28.80
    LAMBRUSCO SECCO

    Region: EMILIA ROMAGNA

    Style: DRY SPARKLING RED

    Grape: LAMBRUSCO 

    Vintage: NV

    Main characteristic: FRUITY, EARTHY & FUN

    Joyful fizz with a lovely earthly depth. Blackcurrants and roses; enjoy with salami and hard cheese. Not to be taken at all seriously!

    £15.05

    BIANCHI - WHITES

    TREBBIANO D'ABRUZZO

    Region: ABRUZZO 

    Style: DRY WHITE

    Grape: TREBBIANO

    Vintage: 2019

    Main characteristic: SAVOURY & GREEN

     

    Selected vineyards are hand picked to make this deliciously savoury drop from the rolling hills of Abruzzo. Green and mineral, this would be smashing with asparagus, fennel, and green salads. Cracking value too!
    £12.20
    VERDICCHIO CLASSICO

    Region: MARCHE

    Grape: VERDICCHIO

    Vintage: 2019

    Main characteristics: DRY, CLEAN & MINERAL

    Fresh, zingy, mineral Verdicchio. Green apple and a touch of elderflower on the nose, this is a seriously good dry as a bone white from a master.

    £17.45
    PINOT GRIGIO

    Region: FRIULI

    Style: DRY WHITE

    Grape: PINOT GRIGIO

    Vintage: 2019

    Main characteristic: FRESH AND PEACHY

    A great summer wine, full of zest and zing. This is a Pinot Grigio to give the grape a good name! Lime and blossom on the nose, mingling with white peach and apricots. Just the right side side of mouthwatering to make this the perfect partner to all things green. Or a partner to another glass of the same...

    £18.25
    GRECO DI TUFO

    Region: CAMPANIA

    Style: DRY WHITE

    Grape: GRECO

    Vintage: 2019

    Main characteristic: MOUTH-WATERING & ORCHARD FRUITS

    Down to the land of volcanoes, tomatoes and mozzarella for this smashing Greco di Tufo. Pale yellow, with an intense nose of bitter almonds and briused apple, this zips along to a mineral finish.

    Perfect with burrata, mozzarella di bufala, or our grilled panzanella, this is in danger of becoming a wine to chill by the case!

    £22.40
    SAUVIGNON BLANC

    Region: TRENTINO-ALTO ADIGE

    Style: DRY WHITE

    Grape: SAUVIGNON BLANC

    Vintage: 2018

    A stunning Sauvignon from the far northern mountains of Italy. Bursting with gooseberry and verdant freshness, but with enough weight and rock-licking minerality to help it along nicely. Intense and mouth-watering, this is very much a food wine, crying out for seafood or fresh cheeses. 

    £29.25
    ETNA BIANCO 'A PUDDARA'

    Region: SICILY

    Style: COMPLEX WHITE

    Grape: CARRICANTE

    Vintage: 2017

    Main characteristic: MINERAL & SAPID

    A powerful, complex wine with a fine mineral backbone. The nose is rather heady, with preserved lemon and mountain herbs, leading to depth on the palate and a deliciously marine finish. A beautiful wine which we have the pleasure of returning to every year.

    £39.20

    ROSÉ & ORANGE

    CALAFURIA
    Region: PUGLIA
    Style: PALE ROSE
    Grape: NEGROAMARO
    Vintage: 2019
    Main characteristic: FRESH & FRUITY

    Tormaresca, the famed Antinori's Puglian outpost puts this wine together rather excellently every year. The locals drink it by the bucketload, and it really suits Puglia. Strawberry nose, a tingle of acidity, and a pleasingly dry finish makes for a savoury, versatile pink which loves seafood and spice. 
    £18.25

    ROSSI - RED WINES

    PRIMITIVO

    Region: PUGLIA

    Grape: PRIMITIVO

    Vintage: 2020

    Main characteristics: JUICY, DARK & DELICIOUS

    A veluptuous, tasty Primitivo; deep and full of plum and black cherry. The Puglian sun gives us ripe sweet fruit and makes this seriously gluggable!

    £12.85
    VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO

    Region: VENETO

    Style: MEDUIM BODIED RED

    GRAPE: CORVINA & RONDINELLA

    Vintage: 2019

    Main characteristic: BRIGHT & JUICY

    Refreshing & vibrant, this is a really lovely example of it's type, with life bursting out of the glass. More foody than some, with a touch of maraschino cherries and herbs. 

    £14.60
    ADONE ROSSO
    Region: TUSCANY
    Style: MEDIUM BODIED RED
    Grape: SANGIOVESE / MERLOT
    Vintage: 2019
    Main characteristic: SOFT AND FRUITY
    A gluggable, juicy baby from one of our favourite Brunello producers in Montalcino, Tuscany. Sangiovese and Merlot combine to give sweet red fruit with classic Sangiovese lift and tannins.
    Great with meat, but also really good with a simple pasta with tomato sauce.
    £16.95
    NERO D'AVOLA

    Region: SICILY

    Style: SOFT RED

    Grape: NERO D'AVOLA,  NERELLO MASCALESE & NOCERA

    Vintage: 2015

    Main characteristic: DEEP & SUPPLE

    A deep, characterful red from FARO, in the extreme north east of Sicily, overlooking the Messina Strait. Winds whip around this headland where the Mistral & Scirocco meet, hence the name, TERRA DI VENTO, land of wind. The vines here are sturdy, as are the wines. Deep and rich, but soft and juicy. Very easy to enjoy, particularly with a meaty pasta or plate of cheese. 

    £21.65
    BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO

    Region: TUSCANY

    Style: FULL BODIED RED

    Grape: SANGIOVESE

    Vintage: 2014

    Main characteristic: SOFT CHERRY & LENGTH

    A rather lovely Brunello from an early drinking vintage. 2014 Brunello is spot-on, with the right amount of sweet fruit to flesh the wine out and carry those lovely leathery tannins. We first tasted from this house 2 years ago and love what they do! Just the right combination of power and refinement; not too heavy, but tasty enough to do it's job very well. 
    £38.70
    BARBARESCO 2016

    Region: PIEDMONT

    Style: MEDIUM BODIED RED

    Grape: NEBBIOLO

    Vintage: 2016

    Main characteristic: PRETTY & INVITING

    Barbaresco is Barolo's prettier sister, and this is a benchmark example from the world's finest co-operative. The cracking 2016 vintage has produced a wine of sheer class and refinement, giving rose petal and raspberry with just a touch of licorice and mint. Everything has aligned to produce a Nebbiolo lover's dream. Buy a truck load!

    £42.85