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Six wines from Enotria Winecellars, a UK Italian specialist agency importer
Contact details: Enotria Winecellars, 4-8 Chandos Park Estate, Chandos Road, London NW10 6NF, Tel: 020 8963 4820 E-mail: marketing@enotria.co.uk

Anselmi San Vicenzo 2000, IGT Veneto
Soave with a difference (deliberately declassified to IGT status), I recommended Anselmi's 1999 San Vicenzo here a while back; I'm pleased to say that the 2000 is even better. A blend of Garganega, Chardonnay and Trebbiano di Soave, it has a lovely, rich floral nose with a nutty edge. The palate is rich, full textured, fruity and nutty. Delicious stuff. Very good/excellent (c. 7)

Falasco Valpolicella 2000, Valpantena, Veneto
This organic Valpolicella is a pale cherry colour, and shows sweet, ripe cherry fruit on the nose with a touch of herbiness. The medium bodied palate is soft and rounded: nice stuff for glugging but not particularly serious. Good/very good (c. 6)

Falasco Amarone della Valpolicello 1997, Valpantena, Veneto
Wonderfully rich spicy nose with a vanilla and dark chocolate edge. The rich, soft, dense palate is quite oaky, but there's plenty of interest here. Perhaps a touch rustic? Very good (c. 15)

Amarone Classico 1995, La Regose, Veneto
A faded purple/red colour with a bricking edge. Slightly volatile nose shows cherry fruit and spice, with a dusty, herby edge. There's good density on the palate, along with cedarwood and spice notes. Quite a big wine. Very good (c. 15)

Pinot Bianco 2000, Vinnaoili Jermann, Friuli
Lovely rich spicy nose with a citrussy edge. It's still a little youthful and tanky, but there's great density on the palate. Fresh and savoury. Very good/excellent (c. 12)

Merlot 1998, Vistorta, Friuli
Bright red purple colour. Lovely savoury nose with a leafy edge to the fruit. Savoury with drying tannins on the palate: this is a delicious, almost Loire-like red wine, with 'cool-climate' fruit. Very good+ (c. 8)