Why not treat yourself this summer, impressing friends at a BBQ, or treating yourself on a date night at home, here are some wines for every special occasion
A powerful and intense red wine with juicy flavours of ripe berries and cherries. On the palate, there are spicy notes of cloves with a hint of violet, bitter almonds and chocolate. The finish is long and delicate with a touch of liquorice.
L’Amistanza – was the Renaissance Italian word for friendship. Planeta’s L’Amistanza wine is made in Sicily with local grape varieties. It is a fresh, floral and fruity style, which works perfectly as an aperitif. Alternatively, it works alongside pasta dishes in light or seafood-based sauces. As the name suggests. this wine was made to be shared with true friends. L’Amistanza is the key to conviviality.
An elegant, crisp, dry white wine made from cortese grapes that were grown on the hillsides of Italy’s famous piedmont region. The wine is light and fresh with hints of lemon and grapefruit on the palate and a long, mineral finish. Perfect when served chilled as an aperitif, it is also the ideal match for shellfish, chicken or pork dishes. Especially those with citrus-based sauces. serve at 10-12°.
This classic Italian red is made from a blend of local varietals that have been partially dried in small crates and then aged in oak barrels. It is famed for its intense and full bodied flavours of ripe black fruits, chocolate and sweet spices with a rich, smooth finish. Superb with roasted meat, casseroles or mature cheeses. This wine is ready to drink but will age beautifully for up to 5 years.
Aged in oak casks for 18 months, there is delicacy and power in this complex red. Its signature Nebbiolo grapes, with their subtle perfume and strong tannins, create a bouquet of ripe fruit, sweet spices and just a hint of vanilla. Match with beef stew or mushroom risotto.
Also look out for these fine wines, which are arriving soon.
- Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG Villa Borghetti – £30.00
- Fonte del Re Lacrima di Morro d’Alba DOC – £15.00
- Banfi Rosso di Montalcino – £17.00