Italian Wine


Sainsbury’s Primitivo (Episode 214)   Recently updated !

This wine from Sainsbury’s own brand – Taste the Difference is a wine well known to John M, but not to John L – have you heard of it? Let us know in the comments section.

The wine was available from Sainsbury’s at £7.00 at the time of recording.

 

On the nose, John M felt the smell reminded him of a damp dog which wasn’t meant to be a derogatory comment!

Also, a spiciness was detected that reminded John L of stewed apple and Rhubarb and apple crumble for John L.

On the palate, the taste is very fruity at first then the tannins kick after which a liquorice taste kicks in. Perhaps a wine that is best eating with a great Italian pasta dish.

 

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Zaccagnni’s Ikebana – Montepulciano (Episode 212)

In this episode, we taste a Montepulciano purchased from a restaurant, Devour at the Dye House, ( https://devour.co.uk ) which is local to John L. The owner of the restaurant, Olivia, recommended this particular wine and, rather than tasting it at the restaurant, I decided to take it to the cellar to taste with John M.

We start of the video with John M making a faux pas by saying the wine we are tasting is made from the same grapes as the famous Amarone wine. After filming he remembered that in fact, the grapes used for Amarone are Corvina, Corvinone and Rondinella, not Montepulciano. Amarone is also made in the north of Italy in the Valpolicella Region whilst the wine we were tasting, Ikebana originated in the Abruzzo Region (Colline Pescaresi – Indicazione Geografica Tipica (IGT)). If you take a look at our website we will provide an illustration showing where both of these wines are produced.

The wine is produced using the same techniques as Beaujolais Noveau – carbonic maceration which is a process where the whole grapes are fermented in a rich carbon dioxide environment prior to being crushed. This results in the wine being fruity and very low in tannins.

The colour was a vibrant purple, on the nose a blackcurrant and flora notes could be detected.

The taste was light but incredibly delicious but light and very fruity. Given the lightness of the wine, the length was surprisingly long.

We both scored this very highly and John L preferred this wine to Beaujolais Noveau!

 

 

 

 

 

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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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https://www.aldi.co.uk/search?text=grillo&category=ALL

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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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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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