Loretto Sangiovese Rubicone 2014 Marks & Spencer

We enjoyed another M&S meal deal and this was the Italian wine offering. Light and fruity.

We will try chilling it next time!

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Il Casolare – Fattoria San Lorenzo, Marche, San Lorenzos

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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.

This ‘ Rosso ‘ of the Montepulciano grape is in fact a classified Rosso Piceno. He comes under the lower IGT-status on the market to keep the costs as low as possible. – See more at: http://www.bottles-online.com/il-casolare-rosso.html#sthash.NNP27XFT.dpuf
This ‘ Rosso ‘ of the Montepulciano grape is in fact a classified Rosso Piceno. He comes under the lower IGT-status on the market to keep the costs as low as possible. – See more at: http://www.bottles-online.com/il-casolare-rosso.html#sthash.NNP27XFT.dpuf
This ‘ Rosso ‘ of the Montepulciano grape is in fact a classified Rosso Piceno. He comes under the lower IGT-status on the market to keep the costs as low as possible. – See more at: http://www.bottles-online.com/il-casolare-rosso.html#sthash.NNP27XFT.dpuf

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.

 

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Poggiomoro, Toscana, 2012, Cantina Viticoltori Senesi Aretini, Sinalunga

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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

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Chianti, Tesco, 2012

 

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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.

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