Been a bit of an Italian Job last week with these two very enjoyable
Below is a quick review of both bottles
The Lugana was our forum (Cuvee Reserve) Novembers wine of the month, so I will start with this……
The label doesn’t give much away but apparently, it’s a local variant of Trebbiano, tasting very much like a Verdicchio to me. Crisp citrus fruits, lemony, a hint of stewed pears along with some tangerine and finishing with a nutty texture.
There was some spice and overall it had a nice balance between freshness and texture, great with food but equally at home just as a stand alone drink.
This was also a big hit for our CR forum members.
Next is the Domodo Negroamaro from the Puglia region of southern Italy.
The name itself ‘Negroamaro’ (black- bitter) gives a clue as to what to expect, although not as bitter as I thought it would be.
A wine of deep colour and ripeness, full of dark cherries, plums, bitter dark chocolate and roasted coffee bean. Tannins were noticeable and there was a rustic earthiness which I found most appealing.
A wine I very much enjoyed and paired beautifully with our English Spaghetti Bolognaise