If we had to rely on a single wine to capture the essence of Italy, it would be Il Papavero. Every year it comprises grapes from the country’s best performing vineyards for consistently brilliant results. Supple, fruity and packed with character.
"Such an easy drinking wine. There is no overpowering taste, just a great all-rounder. Wonderful!"
Il Papavero has been a chart topping customer favourite for years, a wine for all seasons, the silken Italian charmer with incomparable versatility. It’s a great party red with or without food and partners the universe of pasta and pizza dishes effortlessly. The value too is second to none. The secret? Papavero maestro Scipione Giuliani, plain ‘Scipi’ to his mates. A fifth generation winemaker and quintessential Italian gent. Every vintage he selects only the ripest, most flavoursome grapes from the top performing regions to ensure Il Papavero is consistently delicious with soft, supple, red berry vibrancy. Sangiovese from the Marches, Abruzzi Montepulciano, plus Negroamaro and Nero d’Avola from the far south. A truly luscious combination.
Here's one to try next
If you like Il Papavero NV but fancy trying something new, here's what our wine team recommend
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One of our most moreish, no-nonsense, fruity reds, with the warm ripeness of southern France
£9.49 a bottle
£8.49 When you mix 12 or more
How it Works
Customers are always telling us they want to try new wines but don't know where to start ... well, help
you can trust is here!
Our expert wine team have been furiously busy on your behalf. They tasted all 2,500
of our wines and scored them against a SECRET list of flavour components ... the building blocks of deliciousness.
Welcome to Tasteography
All those flavours that might be mingling in your favourite wine - fruit types, oak (or not),
spice, dryness, body, depth of colour - were scored, rated and ranked by professional tasters.
Next came the boffins, making all those numbers talk to each other. And then out pops the recommendation.
A wine that's one degree of separation away from what you know you like - and so is the next great bottle
It's a fun and risk-free way to expand your horizons - and remember that 100% guarantee of satisfaction too!
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Awards and Accolades
Sunday Times Wine Club Vintage Festival,
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