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“Being surrounded by great Italian wines, I have a couple of favourites that I find myself buying over and over.”

After many years with Arquilla, Head of Accounts, Lorraine Shackleton has a keen understanding and appreciation for great wine. It was hard for her to choose just one favourite from the many different drops she has sampled and enjoyed over the years. So Lorraine shares with us her two favourite wines.

The first is Collavini Canlungo Pinot Grigio, “not the least for its cute label”. The Villa Canlungo (long dog) label is named after the family pet Dachshund and captures the heart behind the Collavini estate. A beautiful straw yellow with copper highlights, this pinot grigio offers aromatic florals and hints of citrus. Well balanced, silky and savoury, Lorraine says, “it’s a great all rounder and everyone always loves it.”

“My other favourite is the Philipponnat Rose. I can find many reasons to enjoy a glass of this my preferred bubbly and do, whenever!”

Philipponnat Rosé is salmon pink in colour with coppery glints. Delicate and creamy, with a lingering froth, the first nose reveals summer berries with notes of cherry and wild strawberry, while hints of citrus and grapefruit peel develop with time. Full and ample on the palate, the taste is elegant and pure, with good acidity that brings out the fruitiness.


Explore more Perfect Pairings. Read about Director of Arquilla Bulk Trading, Peter Arquilla’s favourite wine here.

Read more about Collavini Canlungo Pinot Grigio and Champagne Philipponnat Royal Réseve Rosé