Deep purple-ruby colour showing an earthy, creamy, cherry nose with herbal notes; light- to medium-bodied on the palate; dry, sour-cherry flavour that finishes on dark chocolate and graphite notes and some bitterness.
Made from indigenous, organically grown Nero d’Avola grapes, this easy-to-like medium-weight red shows fleshy and spicy ripe red fruit scents with raspberry and blackberry kicking in on the palate. Balanced acidity and just enough tannic grip round out the picture. Drink with pasta or pizza.
Dark ruby. Thyme and other fine herbs notes hover over ripe black berry fruits. Sharp acidity, energetic mid-palate with generous, chunky fruit. Easy tannins to match. Tired of winter? A glass of this will light up your day.
Brindisi is a port city within the wine region of Puglia, where Negroamaro is king. The black grape makes up the majority of this full-bodied blend, along with Malvasia Nera and Sangiovese. Dense vanilla, smoked wood, subtle cloves colour the super-ripe black fruit. Thick in the mouth, but easily propped up by supple, sweet tannins. Dark chocolate cherries linger on the spicy and warming finish, even though this is a pleasantly surprising 13% alcohol. This is drinking well now (with rich ragu) but will merge some of the rough edges with additional time in bottle.
Classic Valpolicella cherry, herbal and spicy character with agreeable sour-cherry bite, light tannic grip and appetizing acidity. An always-reliable pairing for tomato and cheese-based Italian dishes.
A Merlot dominant blend with Sangiovese and Cab acting as the backstop. Medium body, with blackberry, cherry, spice, earth and tobacco notes. Fine length and ready to drink.
Generous dark cherry, plum and spicy scents pave the way for good varietal bitter dark-cherry flavours with dry but approachable tannins and appetizing acidity. Barbera as it should be.