At FortyFive10° we import, wholesale and retail some of Italy’s finest wines, often exclusively within the UK. Our speciality is selecting outstanding Italian wines from family-run producers.
The wines are chosen because they demonstrate the true characteristics of a grape - with distinct personality, and a real sense of 'terroir.'
We work alongside our producers to support and offer wines that celebrate the complex relationship between grape and soil. We look to support the craftsmen who hand down their expertise from one generation to the next in order to offer a selection of wines from great vintages of grand estates through to high quality everyday drinking wines.
FortyFive10° was founded by Italian born Massimiliano Jacobacci, whose passion is selecting wines that express the history of a region through traditional wine making techniques as opposed to the current trend for wines of immediate accessibility at the expense of complexity and longevity.
What to expect from our selection:
We choose wines because they clearly reference a geographical area; they embody the natural characteristics of a specific soil type. These grapes have been historically associated with the areas where the wines are produced and are the typical regional varieties.
Our estates utilise traditional manufacturing processes but employ a selection of modern techniques in order to deliver the most honest and consistent portrayal of the grape. We select wines where care has been taken by the producers to ensure that the grapes are harvested at the optimum time of year in order to gain maximum benefit from the vintages.
It follows that we don't work with producers who mould the grape to a 'specification'; we rather work with those intent on championing the natural qualities of the grapes. We also tend to avoid wines that are overtly rich, often harbouring an excessive alcohol content particularly where a grape has been harvested late in the season to achieve the maximum sugar content at the expense of elegance.
We represent wines from all major regions as well as franciacorta , grappa and eau di vie.