The Italian, Romiley

Our Italian Wines

As Italians we take great pride in our wine, and the hand selected wines on our wine list are chosen to really showcase the best that Italy has to offer.

 

From the fertile north of Italy, to the sun drenched south, our country has such a diverse winemaking history resulting in a huge range of delicious wines with something to suit all wine lovers tastes. Many grape varieties and winemaking traditions used in Italy to this day date back to the Roman times - if it isn't broke then don't fix it! 

All wines on our wine list have been carefully chosen by Ferdinando or Alessandro, and have been specially selected to represent the variety of the choice of wines all over Italy. From the popular and the famous Chianti Classico, to the lesser known Salice Salentino, from the dryness of a Frascati to the fresh fruity taste of a Pecorino, our wine list really does represent a wide choice of wines from almost every part of the country.

Please find our wine list on the back of your menu, and our wines available by the glass on our blackboards located throughout the restaurant.

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Our House Wine

We are proud to source our house wine directly from Italy ourselves. With our house red (Montepulciano) and our house white (Trebbiano) both coming from the small E. Cirillo winery in the Abruzzo region of Italy where it is bottled, labelled and made over especially for us.

Served in either 1 litre or 75cl bottles, and by the glass and half litre carafe. Easy drinking and not too heavy, we consider our house wine to be a great match to any of our dishes.

Regionality

Wine is produced in every region of Italy, and the people there are fiercely proud of the wine they make in the area that they are from. There are strict rules regarding how each wine is made and classifications are given out to every wine - for example for a wine to be called Barolo it has to be made with only Nebbiolo grapes that can only be grown and harvested in the village of Barolo and its closest surrounding areas. It also has to be aged for an exact number of years, otherwise it can't legally be named Barolo. This is to protect and uphold the high wine making standards all over Italy.

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What to Choose

Italy has a wider selection of wines than anywhere else in the world, and incredibly has over 500 different native grape varieties. Mainly because it is one of the most bio diverse countries, with a range of unique soils and microclimates.

Sometimes when selecting a wine it's difficult to know where to start, that's why we make our wine list (on the back of our main menu) as easy to navigate as possible.

On the menu we highlight the region the bottle is from and give a small description of how each wine looks and tastes. If you would like to also know the year of each bottle, or some more advice on wine then just ask one of our team.