Imagine yourself strolling along the Amalfi coast or tucking into a helping of Penne alla Puttanesca. 3 bottles of each of the following:
Schola Sarmenti Primitivo “Critera” 2018
This wine is produced from 25 year old bush vines harvested by hand. Despite its youth, this wine really delivers on the palate, bursting with sumptuous dark cherry and blackberry fruit. Rich, round, juicy, and expressive with a silky edged finish
iGreco Gaglioppo 2017
A fleshier, silkier example of the usually-tannic Gaglioppo variety, Catà is the perfect introduction to Calabrian wines. Six months in barrique gives a velvety roundness to the wine and a burst of spicy red fruits and chocolate notes come through on the palate and linger on the finish.
Zanatta Cannonau di Sardegna 2018
This Cannonau shows what a delight grenache can be when it is not over-ripe and stewy. This spends 6 months in barriques and 6 in stainless steel tanks, with the result being fresh and fruity aromas of wild berry and a hint of dried aromatic herb. The easy-going, informal palate offers red cherry, raspberry and a hint of white pepper alongside soft tannins. 13.5% alc
La Quercia Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 2016
This Montepulciano is a great example of what happens when you match low-yield winemaking expertise with a prolific growing zone, and constantly cut, cut, cut back the vines. Full-bodied, smooth, and packed with notes of blackberry, wild cherry, chocolate and spice. This is a flavourful versatile wine that will pair with anything you put on the table.