These are two wonderful examples of Italian red wines at their best. They preserve the character of traditional Italy with uplifting fruit flavours from more modern winemaking. Perfect for current drinking, and brilliant examples of their kind, enjoy this delicious Nero d’Avola from Sicily, and the equally delicious but more complex Montepulciano from Abruzzo.
Fuedo Maccari, Nero d’Avola 2015
A bright youthful purple leads into an inviting nose of elderberry and cherry fruit. The palate doesn’t disappoint, with a supple mouthful of ripe cherry and damson fruit, underpinned with soft tannin and fresh acidity.
A soft, approachable red that slips down all too easily, but it still has depth and complexity!
Contesa Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 2015
DOC Montepulciano d’Abruzzo
The carefully selected grapes from special parcels are vinified traditionally, and then aged for 12 months in oak botti. The resulting wine is deep in colour, with a vibrant aroma of ripe black fruits. On the palate it is bursting with black and morello cherries, notes of almonds and toast. It is beautifully balanced with ripe tannins and fresh acidity, and finishes with a hint of dark chocolate.
Immediately enjoyable with much more complexity than the average Montepulciano.