Chase away the grey this weekend with some of the new wines from Italy that have just hit our shelves.
Fratelli Cozza Prosecco $14
This Prosecco has a rich bouquet with fruity notes and distinctive floral aroma. Soft agreeable and intense well balanced finish with hints of fruit.
2020 Gorgo Bardolino $13
Downright delicious, this tangy rosato starts off with enticing aromas recalling black locust flower, peach and a whiff of acacia honey. The juicy palate offers strawberry compote, ripe peach and a hint of hazelnut alongside bright acidity. #17 of Wine Enthusiast’s top 100.
2018 Fratelli Cozza Montepulciano d’Abruzzo $11
Characteristically fruity, round and full-bodied with pepper and spice notes, giving the nose a rustic charm. Black fruit and earth notes are present on the mid palate and finish.
2019 Passomadama Montepulciano d’Abruzzo $13
A juicy pulciano! It has an aroma of red berry fruits with a structured, full and soft taste with sweet and velvety tannins.
2017 Poggio al Tesoro Mediterra $20
40% Syrah, 30% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon.
A fragrant and intensely fruity wine, in which blackberry, plum and cherry are underpinned by spicy notes of white pepper and elegant herbaceous aromas. On the palate, it is fresh, intense, and surprisingly persistent.
2017 Allegrini Palazzo Della Torre $19
Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella and Sangiovese.
Allegreni’s Ripasso like blend is a beautiful red with lots of rich, ripe fruit, showing blackberry, walnut, dried,-fruit, fig and black-truffle aromas and flavors. It’s full-bodied, layered and chewy ever so well-crafted and polished.
2017 Franchetto Valpolicella Ripasso $30
Corvina, Molinara, Rondinella
A rich and full Ripasso. Aromas of cured cherries, black pepper, spices and a palate packed with Bodacious summer fruit- black berries, cherries, vanilla, lush body and supple tannins.