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DUE DUCATI

The Ducat was a gold or silver coin used as a trade coin in Europe from the later Middle Ages until as late as the 20th century.  Many types of ducats had various metallic content and purchasing power throughout the period.

The gold ducat of Venice gained wide international acceptance, much like the medieval Byzantine hyperpyron or the modern British Pound sterling.  Succeeding doges of Venice continued striking ducats, changing only their name on the obverse.

The Republic of Venice allocated anywhere from twenty to forty thousand Ducats just to keep the Arsenal supplied with over half a million litres of wine per year.  This roughly equates to 4.5m British Pounds gold-for-gold.

Due Ducati is our tribute to the Venetian coin which sustained European wine commerce and consumption for centuries.

DUE DUCATI
CHIANTI D.O.C.G.
Ruby red in colour.
On the nose red fruits with light cherry hints and aromas of violets.
This Chianti is soft, fresh and velvety on the palate, and ends on
refreshing acidity with a lingering finish.
Chicken liver paté and pasta with game meat are a good match with this wine.

Region: Tuscany
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SICILIA NERO D'AVOLA
Rich bold flavours of black fruit with a hint of spice.
On the nose black cherry, liquorice and tobacco.
Dry, medium-bodied wine with good acidity and tannin structure.
Pair with rich dishes that will be balanced by the acidity and tannins
of this wine such as Osso Bucco, game meat or spicy Indian dishes.

Region: Sicily
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SANGIOVESE RUBICONE I.G.T.
A dry, medium-bodied red with rich fruity flavours
of black and red cherry, with subtle peppery tones on the palate.
Pair with chicken dishes with herbs and tomato based dishes
especially pizza, pasta and ragu.

Region: Tuscany
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NEGROAMARO SALENTO
Deep red in the glass, aromatic expressions of redcurrant,
vanilla and earthiness in the background.
On the palate, the wine is smooth and soft while the
tannins lend a subtle yet elegant structure.
Pair with red meats, game and mature cheeses.

Region: Puglia
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PRIMITIVO SALENTO
Bursting with dark fruit of blackberries and blueberries.
Herbs and spices linger in the background.
Smooth, balanced and easy drinking.
Serve with hard cheeses and rich tomato pasta dishes.

Region: Puglia
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PROSECCO D.O.C. EXTRA DRY
Lovely lifted aromas of pear and green apple, with refined
bubbles that form a delicate perlage.
The palate displays a hint of tropical fruit notes with
undertones of vanilla and honeysuckle.
Serve chilled. Pairs well with light dishes of fish or chicken and creamy pasta.

Region: Veneto