It seems there might be a pattern emerging, as the second wine in a row to be granted the prestigious 'Freddie's Favourite' status is from Italy. The Morellino di Scansano 2011 Poggioargentiera at £8.99 on the multi buy offer is fantastic value for money
and offers a fresh fruity, medium bodied red that still has a touch of rusticity about it ,which I feel, sets it apart from other reds of this style:
Made up of Sangiovese and Ciliegiolo this wine comes from Scansano, in the southern part of Tuscany, Morellino is the local name for Sangiovese. In this case blended with 15% Ciliegiolo, another indigenous local grape, this is a slim and youthful style of
red, with only a third of the blend spending 6-8 months in new oak.
A taste of ripe cherry and strawberry fruit forms the backbone of this wine, which is medium-bodied and approachable, and fresh in feel. A subtly rustic streak gives a touch of complexity and food friendliness. Partner with anything from lamb chops to game,
either immediately or within the next 5 years.
Available to taste on our tasting counter now!