3 Bottle Taster pack – Great Quaffing , its all in the name!
These three little wines represent independence, style & value. A rare combo, but good wine doesn’t need to be expensive & likewise good value wine doesn’t need to just be “cheap & cheerful” you just need to look a little harder for it. But don’t worry, look no further because these three are tip top! We call them BBQ wines which really is faint praise!! They are crisp, precise, attractive wines that are both friendly & versatile.
Fattorie Parri Gigi Trebbiano 2018 Tuscany Italy
“We have been working on this wine for a few years, to nail it stylistically. Unfined, unfiltered Trebbiano that is made in a really hands-off way. It has the saltiness that I love in Trebbiano when it is left to its own devices and it is a variety that if you filter, you really strip the soul out of it. We only made merely 300 dozen which was basically gobbled up by the Australian wine trade before release.” From the specialist Italian importer.
Cosa Nostra “Il Capo” Red Blend 2017 Heathcote, Victoria
This 50/50 Nero d’Avola, Sangiovese blend is simply smack bang lovely. Beautifully savoury with rounded dark cherries, sweet earth, dried herbs and its umami-like appeal makes for immediate enjoyment. Bright acidity kicks through the middle of this while the charry meaty black plums & cherry spice gathers it all together in what is a perfectly balanced, soft, fleshy red. Perfect BBQ wine. A pure expression of these two varieties aged in older oak for a total of 18 months…relax, breathe, enjoy!
Familla Cassone La Florencia Malbec 2018 Mendoza Argentina
“Mid-deep purple. Focused, spicy, jammy blueberry with a meaty tone. Firm, grainy tannins, but juicy acidity lifts the palate. Moderate length but giving plenty for the price.” Tim Jackson MW, JancisRobinson.com
The Cassone family settled in Mendoza, Argentina in the 19th century after moving from Piemonte in northern Italy. Grape growing is in their blood. The majority of the vineyards are ninety years old now and are located in the prime Drummond area of Luján de Cuyo in Southwest Mendoza, 950 metres above sea level. The wines are fermented in their High-tech winery before ageing in French oak barrels. These are wonderful wines that marry modern freshness of fruit with structure and complexity.