[categories Italy, Puglia, nero de troia, Primitivo ]
Produced in Cerignola near a very special part of the world – Gargano.
A concise list in the Linden Tree dining room at Carton House, this was chosen on the basis of perceived value in an otherwise expensive cluster. Big whack of vanilla, fruit and smooth alcohol delivery.
A fruity flavoursome, lots of lush redcurrants in a firmish body. Rich colour.
Nice write up on Arnaud here: http://www.bbr.com/producer-1198-domaine-arnaud-ente
A gift from John & Susan, a deliciously full bodied, mellow fruity wine.
Masi describe it as “nectar angelorum hominibus” or Nectar of the Angels for Men and this 50th anniversary 2013 vintage doesn’t disappoint.
from their website
Rosso del Veronese IGT
Full bodied, smooth and velvety, but approachable and versatile in its food pairings. Combines simplicity with style, strength and majesty.
This is the original Supervenetian created by Masi in 1964 and internationally recognised as a wine of “stupendous body and complexity”, the prototype for a new category of wines from the Veneto inspired by the Amarone production method (Burton Anderson). Its own production method was described by Hugh Johnson as “an ingenious technique”.
The 2014 was the first encounter with this red from Samur and the Filliatreaus don’t disappoint with the 2015 vintage. Open fruit, smooth yet earthy – you can taste the throbbing heat from the Summer sun.
Typical big fruity juicy Barbera.
Welcome Corporate gift.
Dad brought this for his 80th Birthday Lunch and we got to try it later. “Old Steps” from the Island of the Nuraghi (the tower symbol of Sardinia) a solid dry Red from Sardinia.
“Old Vines Cultivated & Harvested with Passion” – Bottled in Bardolino?
A return visit by the BBC to Richmond – nominated the best Neighbourhood Restaurant in 2016 by The Irish Times.
The party was slightly late placing our order (Sorry Dave!), so to expedite matters we again chose the Maretti which is a reliable blend of 70% Barbera and 30% Nebbiolo. This was the 2015 vintage and all agreed it was quite potable, though not exactly value at €37 a pop.
A competent meal, another satisfying evening in Richmond.