The Wine List is my retirement project to sample wine made from all of the main grape varieties mentioned in Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Book.
Alc Vol: 14.5%
HJ says: “One of Italy’s best grapes. Intense, nobly fruity, perfumed wine with steely tannin.”
The label says: “A powerful red with rich, ripe fruit and chocolate flavours enhanced by classic layers of floral and savoury notes. . .Ideal with roast meats and strong cheeses.”
We drank it with: 1) Meat pie and chips 2)Beef Wellington
RBVerdict: Another Italian wine that was nice enough, but didn’t quite deliver what it promised. I certainly didn’t get intensity. Perhaps I should sample them only in mid-summer’s heat. Fruity, tannic, good acidity.