Very much a "Marmite wine " but Greg loves this. Imagine a wine, light on tannins and with just a hint of the "Parma Violet" Sweeties that we used to get. Can be sampled on its own and can even be slightly chilled.
In addition to roads, sewage, law and order and aquaducts the Romans make this beauty. 100% Cesanese (Lazio grape). Ruby red. Fruits, spice n’ blackberry. A clean, vibrant and easy drinking red with a bit of body. 13% ABV so a nice gentle descent to bed. Pairs well with yellow cheeses and, funnily enough, Roman food.
Fascinating multiple Award-Winning wine. Produced with a selection of the best grapes of the producer, in different percentages, depending on the vintage quality and progress. Complex and enveloping aroma with hints of ripe fruit. Makes a great accompaniment to cold meats, meat dishes and cheeses.
A new wine for 2020 after a pre lockdown tasting at Gleneagles. Delicious if you like Cabernet Franc.Hints of blackberries, plum jam and soft tannins. Too gentle/subtle for some but a lovely glass of wine for those weary of heavy reds.
This wine is produced at the Feudo di Mezzo Winery, situated in the heart of Etna viticulture. It comes from Nerello Mascalese grapes and from the search for a modern expression of this noble grape variety cultivated in the unique and splendid terroir Etna.
Fed up with thumping heavy reds? This fab Frulian from a top producer comes to the rescue. 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon to add balance and complexity. Vibrant, long and well structured. Balanced tannins and acidity. A gorgeous wine.
This wine has a Tremendous emotional attachment as we have had many family holidays in Panzano. These have included holidays staying at the Fontodi Winery. 100% Sangiovese. Wears the "Red Rooster" logo with justifiable pride. "An organic wine".
Bertani's historic blend. Refined and elegant. 80% Corvina, 10% Sangiovese Grosso, 5% Syrah, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. As the producer says: Fashions come and go but style remains. Pairs well with Medium flavoured pasta and rice dishes, flavoursome white meat and medium cheeses.
A Classic of the Appellation with both tradition and a sense of place. With intense aromas of ripe, dark fruit and spice, it has an imposing structure and depth, superb balance with refined tannins and a long, spiced finish.
Sambuca in Sicily to thank for this stunning bargain of a wine. Deep ruby in colour. Full bodied with well-balanced acidity and lingering black fruit and spice. Certified Organic, Sustainable, Vegan and Vegetarian. A lovely and versatile Wednesday wine. 13% ABV so less unhealthy than some.
A top seller and deservedly so. A glorious “what there not to like” Wednesday wine. 100% Nero di Troia. Soft palate and delicate tannins. Lovely taste of red fruits. Lovely on its own or with a pizza/plate of pasta. If you like this? Try “Carnace”. 13% ABV so a nice gentle descent to bed and fresh as a daisy the next day.
A wine of several grapes and regions. Our best guess is Primitivo blended with Sangiovese and Nero D'Avola. Fruity, rounded and with subtle notes of peppercorns and cinnamon. Partners red meats, semi matured, matured cheese and tasty pasta dishes. If consuming on its own wear a seatbelt.
Very rich on the nose with hints of red fruit, crushed blueberries, Marasca cherries in alcohol, balsamic and jam aromas. Perfect to accompany well cooked meats, game of feather and fur, seasoned cheeses, rich pasta and soup with meat.
A very pleasant wine. 100 Sicilian horses can’t be wrong. Despite highish ABV very easy to drink, if not the most complex, at this modest price. If you like dark plums and chocolate flavours you will like this. A screwtop too if you and your horses are champing at the bit for a drink. Sustainable, vegan and vegetarian. Partners roast and grilled protein well.
This is one of Greg's very favourite wines that he is not tired of after nearly 20 years. Smooth, light on tannins, fruity and the capital Marche at its best. Lovely on its own or with white meat dishes.
Dislike PN because it's harsh, too light and lacks fruit? Me too. This is a delicious wine and at a sensible price. Fresh, spicy, lightly tannic, harmonious and inviting. Lovely with chicken, roast pork and medium-aged cheeses.
In WW1, the River Piave so much sadness "The Batte of Piave". Nowadays it is home to the unusual and delightful Roboso grape. This wine blends Roboso, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. A full bodied so drinkable, one of our favourites and has many fans.
This gorgeous wine is a Valpolicella Classico. (90% Corvina - 10% Oseleta) It is a very rich wine and a couple of glasses will do. A real treat of a wine and rated 95 points in the 2019 Decanter World Wine Awards.
Balsamic herbal aromas, as well as a classic, black berry and tobacco notes. On the palete, the wine is incredibly complex with pronounced flavours of balsamic herbs, sweet tobacco and hints of cherry. The finish is long and persistent.