Category: Italian Wine

Cecchi Morellino Di Scansano 2018
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A Versatile Italian Red

I’ve often heard it said that if you are in a restaurant or at home struggling to find a wine to pair with your dinner, you would not go far wrong by picking an Italian. Well this Morellino Di Scansano from Tuscany would fit the bill perfectly, being predominately Sangiovese 90% and the further 10% made up of other local indigenous grapes, it’s almost the perfect ‘go with anything’ wine. Morellino Di Scansano 2018 The…

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Lugana 2018
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Lugana 2018

Haven’t featured an Italian white for a while now and I found this Lugana in my wine rack recently so stuck it in the fridge and I must say it surprised me how much I enjoyed it considering its price which was around £6 from Aldi. A local variant of the grape Trebbiano, Lugana lies south of Italy’s largest lake, Lago di Garda, partly in Veneto and partly in Lombardy. This particular bottle doesn’t give much…

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Aldi - Fire Tree Fiano white wine
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The Fire Tree Fiano

A lovely tasting, well made wine for under a fiver, hard to find you may say, well, maybe not. I stuck one of these Italian ‘Fire Tree’ Fiano bottles in my basket when browsing around our brand new Aldi store. For £4.99 on offer it was a no brainer so I took a chance with it, even though I was not expecting much but as it turned out it was ‘not a lot of money’…

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Gattavecchi - Rosso Di Montepulciano 2016
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Gattavecchi Rosso Di Montepulciano 2016

At a recent trip to Tuscany we stopped by at the Gattavecchi winery in the Argiano area in south Montepulciano, where we tasted amongst others this Rosso Di Montepulciano. Although it wasn’t the best wine we tasted on our Tuscany tour, it seemed kind of honest and typical of a lot of the wines served at the local bars and on opening this again a few months later it immediately transported me back to this…

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Two cracking Italians

Been a bit of an Italian Job last week with these two very enjoyable bottles  finding there way onto our dinner table. One a white from the north of Lake Garda the Lugana bought from Asda and the other a delicious red wine  from Puglia the ‘Domodo‘ Negroamaro purchased from Majestic. Below is a quick review of both bottles Lugana  The Lugana was our forum (Cuvee Reserve) Novembers wine of the month, so I will…

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Maretti Langhe Rosso – A Baby Barolo

This was a pleasant surprise, well, maybe not so much of a surprise as I tend to like most Italian wine but this red The ‘Maretti Langhe Rosso’ from the Piedmont region of northern Italy definitely woke up my taste buds. A blend of Barbera 70% and Nebbiolo 30% making for an interesting blend along the lines of a baby Barolo. A fairly hefty tasting wine which I would describe as chewy and chunky. Probably…

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An Italian pick me up

So here we go again with a new year and new wines to try, So what happens just into 2018 ? the dreaded flu bug hits and I’m out of action with everything tasting like I’ve been sucking on a copper pipe and my body feeling like I’ve just been trampled by a heard of Elephants. So yesterday, after a week or so, even though not a 100% and with no sympathy given and none…

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Ca’ Marrone Rosso Appassimento 2016

Is there a better bargain out there in the high street than this Italian stallion of a wine, the (Ca’ Marrone Rosso Appassimento) especially when on discount, currently £6.50 at Tesco and if you add in the regular 25% off 6 bottles promotion this is astonishing value. The bottle in question is the CA’ Marrone Rosso from Puglia region of southern Italy made in the Appassimento method which is the Italian term for drying harvested…

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