The Italian Wine Sale will run in stores nationwide and online from the 19th of May until the 8th of June. 

Just in time for the start of summer, the SuperValu Italian Wine Event returns giving customers across the country a chance to experience the true taste of Italy. Once again, SuperValu is bringing the best of Italy’s traditional wines along with the introduction of carefully selected and exclusive “guest wines” from some of the most famous regions in Italy. This highly anticipated Italian wine sale will run from 19th May until 8th June giving customers a chance to dip their toe in the sumptuous world of Italian Wine while getting incredible value for money.

Sourced by SuperValu Wine Expert, Kevin O’Callaghan, this range of Italian wines will excite even the most discerning of palates.  Speaking on the increasing popularity of Italian wines, Kevin said “Italian Wines have seen significant growth in the Irish Market and represent 14% of total SuperValu wine sales, capturing 11% more share since 2008. Much of this is due to the increasing demand for Pinot Grigio and Prosecco but what we are most proud of in the last two years is our Italian red wine sales which now have a greater share of trade today than our Italian white and sparkling wine. To see our Italian red wine sales capturing this greater share of trade demonstrates that we are  satisfying growing consumer demand in this space with the quality, variety and value of our wines. Never has wine been so much part of our habitual week as it is now, hence the reason we are striving to educate shoppers on choosing the best quality wine at affordable prices .”

Kevin continues, “While we will have up to 80 wines as part of the Italian Wine Event, the guest wines we will showcase give our shoppers  a chance to expand on their repertoire of wine, showing them the breadth of choice available with the Italian offering and the unique wines produced there. These guest wines really do represent an excitement to try new wines and we really encourage shoppers to use this event to explore new tastes and varieties within the range.”

These guest wines include…

Forte Ambrone. This wine has a very deep red colour with purple edges with an intense bouquet of black cherries and berries. It is a ripe, full bodied blend, supple with smooth and silky tannins. It is the perfect companion of spicy dishes and  grilled red meats.  Was €15, only €10

Castello Banfi Rosso di Montalcino DOC. Aromas of blackberries and raspberry meet coffee and tobacco hints. In the mouth the structure is wide, harmonious and well balanced by the typical acidity of the vintage. This wine is an ideal pairing with game and medium-aged cheeses. RRP €26.99, only €18

Piemonte DOC Altego is soft, with a medium structure and harmonious body. The deep red colour with purple shades announces the presence of hints of ripe fruit, which are well balanced with the elegance of spices. This wine pairs well with roast chicken, grilled vegetables, risotto, tortellini alla bolognese and sliced beef. RRP €17.99, only €12

Corvina Veronese has fruity and spicy aromas such as black cherry, prune,berries, cinnamon and star anise. This wine has a medium flavor intensity of fruity, herbaceous, spices with a long finish. Pairs well with cold cuts, meat and semi-mature cheese. RRP €17.99, only €12

Belnero Toscana is deep red and mauve reflections with an intense and elegant aroma and notes of plum and blackberry jam accompanied by notes of vanilla, coffee and tobacco. This wine has a full structure characterized by soft and elegant tannins. Long aging wine perfect with soups, red and white meats. RRP €29.99, only €20

Cortezza Vino Nobile di Montepulciano has a ruby red colour tending to garnet with ageing. This wine has intense notes of ripe plum followed by delicate scents of cherry and strawberry, spicy sensations and hints of leather and tobacco. The mouth-feeling offers round but steady tannins with an elegant and well-balanced complexity .Ideal with all Mediterranean dishes, game meat and spicy cheese. RRP €22.49, only €15

Amarone della Valpolicella  is a deep purple red with ripe fruits and luscious nose. This wine is full bodied and round to remind a certain natural sweetness. Amarone matches perfectly grilled red meat dishes and seasoned cheeses. Was €24.99, now €16.70

Acquesi Asti Spumante. This Asti has a delicate pale yellow color with an elegant and inviting perlage. The bouquet consists of honey, peach, and a touch of citrus. Enjoy on its own, with spicy Asian cuisine, or with more traditional pairings such as desserts and dry pastries. RRP €17.99, ONLY €12.00

Ricossa Barolo has a nose that demonstrates deep spices, licorice, red fruits, and caramel. The palate is full-bodied, robust, austere, and balanced. This wine is ideal with roasted meats, aged cheese, and white truffle from Alba. Was €24.99, now €16.70

Cortezza Vermentino Toscana has a straw yellow color with greenish reflections. This wine is complex with floral notes, white flowers, with stone and Mediterranean spices, sage, rosemary and mint. The taste is persistent, full and well balanced by the mineral notes and bright acidity. Ideal with soups, chicken salad, fish courses and appetizers.  RRP €15, only €10

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