Italian Wine

Grillo Wine (Sparkling) – Episode 155

In this episode, we taste a bottle of Sparkling Grillo wine available from Aldi.

It has a nice “Verde” type colour with a sweet aroma of pear.

The taste was “very lively” with a lovely “sherberty” taste to it.

It was low on the acidity that many other sparkling wines suffer from.

A very fresh and well-balanced wine for £7.99.

A fantastic price for great sparkling wine!



155 Sparkling Grillo


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Chianti Sangiovese (Episode 140 Part 2)

In this 2nd part of our Sangiovese, we taste two more Sangiovese wines but this time Chiantis, that red wine made so famous by Dr Hannibal Lecter played by Anthony Hopkins in the film Silence of the Lambs.

The first Chianti we try comes across very light when “sniffed” but had a great taste of cherry, but the taste had very little length. a great table wine to enjoy with food or as a quaffing wine.

The second Chianti had a little splash of Cabernet Sauvignon as well which John hoped will add a little bit more fruit. On the nose, the 2nd wine had obvious notes of leather and oak. The taste was, John felt, one dimensional. John L prefered this wine to the first although accepted the length was a little lacking.


First Chianti

2nd Chianti

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Torretta de Mondelli Sangiovese (Episode 140)

In this episode, we taste a Sangiovese produced in Puglia Italy. The area sometimes described as the heel of Italy.

This wine is a great quaffing wine to enjoy with some pasta and or drinking with friends, especially at the fantastic advertised price on Sainsbury’s website of £3.95



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Dominic Hentall’s Terra Forte (Episode 115 Part 3)

In the 3rd part of this episode, we taste Dominic Hentalls Terra Forte.

This wine produced in Puglia is made from three indigenous grape varieties – old vine Primitivo, Nero di Troia and Negroamaro is a beast of a wine – well worth a try at £10.99!



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Tasting Cococcioia Wine (Episode 107 Part 2)

In the second part of this episode, we taste an Italian white wine – Cocccioia.

A great subtle nose and great rounded/balanced taste.

A fantastic choice for an everyday wine given it’s bargain price of £4.99 from Aldi.

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Italian Nero di Troia Wine (Episode 106 Part 3)

In the last part of this episode, we taste a wine from Italy a Nero di Troia.

With a great violet nose, the wine smells delicious.

In terms of taste, it was also delicious and very well balanced – give it a try!

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Tasting a 2012 Dagromis Barolo (Episode 98)

For this episode, our thanks go to Ron and Pauline Jubb for their wonderful gift of a bottle of Dagromis Barolo 2012.

This fantastic wine is certainly not one to “Quaff”


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Tasting a Aldi Gavi (Episode 79 Part 3)

So how does the Aldi Gavi compare with the Morrison and Tesco versions we tasted in Part 1 and 2?

More apple tastes in this one, better mouthfeel, better balanced and for John the best of the three we have tasted.


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Tasting a Gavi Wine from Morrisons (Episode 79 Part 1)

In part 1 of this episode, we taste a Gavi available from Morrisons. Gavi made from the Cortese grape and is produced in North West Italy near the town of Gavi, funny enough!

This wine was very refreshing and more for quaffing than for savouring.


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