Meaty, floral and brooding with firm, but elegant tannins, dark fruit, savoury and fresh with a pleasant juiciness on the drying finish. A blend of predominantly Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz and Touriga Nacional from 20- to 50-year-old vines.
When a wine from Tuscany is modern yet charming and irresistible. Rich and appealing with abundant notes of cherries, cinnamon, vanilla, and a hint of graphite, basil and tomato that lifts the wine. Concentrated with grippy tannins, fresh acid and 13.5% well supported by generosity of fruit. Nice management of wood. Well done.
Medium-deep browning garnet. Medium-intensity nose of sour cherries with vanilla oak. Tastes of ripe red berries, especially strawberries, with tannins and acidity still in surprisingly good balance with the fruit, but that will not last long. Drink yesterday.
Medium-deep garnet. Nose of plums and sweet raisin pie. Medium body with tannins still quite high, tasting of cherries and chokecherries. At its best now.
If someone is seeking to find an honest wine below $10 capable of offering some character of the country it is from, this wine will do it. Simple and straightforward, yes, but still pleasing. Fresh acid with chewy tannins and bright notes of sour cherries and a hint of tomato and dried herbs. A more than acceptable wine to buy if you are trying to entertain a big crowd and cannot spend a fortune. Ideal for Spaghetti alla Bolognese.
Very deep garnet with purple tinge. Fairly strong nose of plums, raisins and cherries. Nice balance of fresh red berry fruit and acidity. Will last another year.
Angiolino Maule, President of the Association Vinnatur, has been crafting natural wines since the birth of his estate in the late 1980s. Made from 90% Garganega and 10% Trebbiano, the grapes come from the volcanic soils of the hills of Sorio di Gambellara. Fresh and zesty yet with an expensive chalky texture with notes of lemon and red apple that are in harmony with a pleasant salty tang and bitterness. Dangerously easy to drink on its own and a great match with pesto pasta.