We enjoyed another M&S meal deal and this was the Italian wine offering. Light and fruity.
From Allegrini and named after their recent acquisition in the Veneto near Verona which has been restored as a Boutique venue. A nice find and a lovely wine to match the Blue Cheese and Cheddar Cheeseboard in Ely (the Original). Dark red, lots of fruit. Quaffable. €47. A blend of Corvina and Rondinella with a touch of Sangiovese.
Very well made – solid wine from Tuscany. Dry, ripe warm fruit. A dinner gift from Graham.
A webtrawl doesn’t yield much info other than this fact sheet and that the Masi family have owned the vineyard since 1925.
The Cottage. I first tried this with Doug McCoy in San Lorenzos and we both really enjoyed it over a nice meal.
An Organic Montepulciano (actually Rosso Piceno) and Sangiovese blend, we found it fruity, mellow and dry, with a nice finish. Good company helps of course.
Made by Natalino Crognaletti of the Fattoria San Lorenzo in Montecarotto, Marche. More here: http://www.indiewineries.com/wine.php?id=19 and here http://www.wineanorak.com/italy/sanlorenzo.htm. San Lorenzo was awarded the Chiocciola (Snail) in 2011, the Slow Wine Guide’s highest accolade.
It was expensive in the eponymous Restaurant San Lorenzo at around €30 a bottle and Mitchells have it at €13.99 – expensive for the off trade. Bottles online in Holland have it for €7.99.
Richard, just back from creating Paper in Japan came to us for dinner with Graham and brought this earthy number.
Nice package, lovely concentration of Fruit.
From wines direct.
Winemakers notes here
A dinner guest bring. As the label says “a nice harmonious blend of fresh fruits”.
Light cherry colour and taste, this is Tuscan Sangiovese with a dash of Colorino and Canailo.
The Cantina Viticoltori Senesi Aretini has 235 participating growers with over 400ha of vineyards between the provinces of Sienna and Arezzo. http://www.cavisavini.it/english/winery-viticoltori-senesi-aretini.html
I’m not sure how this got into the House … an acceptable bring nonetheless.
The label says is all “Simply” Chianti – Sangiovese from Piccini in Central Tuscan; fresh and fruity.
Tesco’s “Simply” philosophy is to present customers with a relatively small selection of wines featuring some of the most popular varietals with simple, easy-to-understand labels and sold at an affordable price.