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The White Wines of Northern Italy

The White Wines of Northern Italy

At Flunder Wines we love our Italian white. These northern Italian regions have plenty of altitude (in some cases in the steep foothills of the Alps), great diurnal temperature variation (temperature fluctuation between night and day), and enough sunshine to give the grapes a healthy tan. Here are some of the main northern Italian white wines to keep an eye out for.Alto AdigeAlto Adige is Italy’s northernmost wine region, bordering Austria in the foothills of the Alps. Steep, terraced vineyards enjoy an especially wide diurnal range due to the altitude, making these wines very aromatic. The region is gorgeous, transporting...

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A focus on Châteauneuf-du-Pape

A focus on Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Châteauneuf-du-Pape is one of the most well known wine regions in the world.   It is famous for its powerful, full-bodied red wine, largely made from the classic southern Rhône grape trio of Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre. But why is it one of the most recognised names in the wine world? Well apart from producing big wines with plenty of personality Châteauneuf-du-Pape is known to be the first "appellation" in France. (a geographical name (as of a region, village, or vineyard) under which a winegrower is authorised to identify and market wine). Its rules and regulations form the blueprint for many...

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Luke's Case - November = Greece

Luke's Case - November = Greece

Whenever we talk to our customers about Greek wine we have conversation that repeats itself time-and-time again: Everyone who has had Greek wine loves it - the problem is they can't remember what they have had. Even taking a photo of the bottle doesn't always lead to success in remembering it either as it is usually in Greek! So Luke's November's case is set to be a fantastic representation of the country from north to south. As well as this it is set to help make Greece just that little bit easier to understand. In the case is: - 3...

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A Spanish wine region with potential

A Spanish wine region with potential

There is a wine region in Spain that you have probably never heard of and defies all common sense. Its green and luscious lands produce wines that you would normally find in Germany and we are very excited about it. Somontano is a wine region in Aragon, northern Spain, roughly 100km (60 miles) northeast of the city of Zaragoza (Saragossa). The region, which covers a wide range of terrain south of the Pyrenees, was granted DO status (now DOP) in 1984. It has a name for varietal wines of both interational and national grapes. The name Somontano means "under the mountains" and the region, which...

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