Independent Wine: Italian Wine For Summer

Monday, August 17, 2020


If you've been following my blog for the past month, you may have read my previous Italian wine focused review with Independent Wine (or if you follow me on Instagram @ofbeautyand, you might have noticed my unboxing or sneak peeks too). Today's post is the second part of my wine review with the lovely people over at Independent Wine; however if you haven't read my previous post, click the link above to read my first wine review blog post. 

As mentioned in last months review, Independent Wine is an online wine shop that offers a range of red and white wine, rose, sparkling wine and whisky. They have a fantastic, easy to navigate website and a variety of blog posts as well as detailed information on each product page, which is fantastic for those who are new to the world of wine, as I am! 

*Peter Zemmer Riesling 2019 (£17.26)

Nestled in the foothills of the Italian alps within the German-speaking region of Italy, Peter Zemmer has created this Rhine riesling using techniques that enhance the inherent fruitiness of the grape. The geographical location of the vineyard benefits from cooling glacial winds helps to enhance the natural refreshing zest and acidity of the wine - the location of the vineyard sounds utterly idyllic!

With fruity aromas of melon and yellow apple alongside floral honeysuckle and elderflower, this riesling has a very refreshing flavour that is ideal for hot summer days in the garden! I love the almost bread, dough or yeast aromas combine to create a flavour unlike anything else I've tried (I am a beginner when it comes to wine tasting), making it very moreish and perfect for the summer months.

*Gagliole Valletta 2017 (£28.48)

Last but not least for today's post, an organic wine from the strikingly beautiful region of Italy that is Tuscany. I've been lucky enough to visit Florence and Pisa a number of years ago and I was awestruck by the sun-kissed rolling hills, mountains and the iconic cypress trees synonymous of the region. The Gagliole estate dates back to possibly as early as 994 AD and it is on the site of this estate that the ancient tradition of planting olive trees alongside Sangiovese vines is observed. 

Despite the vast history surrounding the estate and the centuries old tradition of wine production in the region, the estate has an electric car charger and 80% of the electricity is obtained via solar panels! Cutting edge technology along with hands-on knowledge are used to create a wine with a rich and deep composition. Sangiovese and merlot grapes, in equal quantities, provide aromas of rich red cherries, dried prunes, dried cranberries and spicy full flavours of clove and liquorice. It has such a wonderfully deep and almost christmassy flavour, that is enveloping and warming. 

Check out Independent Wine for more information including their fantastic knowledge base!

Have you visited Independent Wine? Have you tried wine from either of these producers? 


  1. They sound so good. I love a good red after a tough week.

  2. The Valetta one sounds amazing. You can't go wrong with a good wine.

  3. They have so many great wines! xx

  4. Both of these sound delicious, it's amazing that the second one is produced in a predominantly eco-friendly way x


  5. I don't drink alcohol but this sounds like a great company x

  6. If it tastes Christmassy I will buy 27472 bottles! John x

  7. I don't drink much wine but this sounds really nice x

    Tiffany x

  8. You can’t beat a nice glass of wine and they sound fab.

  9. Oh gosh - this sounds delicious! I'm a sucker for a red! xx

  10. I really like this idea - we need to start buying wine in bulk instead of just what's available when we're picking up a few bits!

    Jasmine xx


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