Who better to put his name to an Italian red than the Australian king of Italian food, Guy Grossi? His 2011 King Valley Barbera, crafted by Chrismont Estate, is bright and youthful with morello cherries aromas, a slight Italian herb lift and a dry, savoury palate - making it the perfect match for Guy's menu, or your own creation of parpadelle with spiced veal ragu.
Winner of the Best Dry Red Italian/Spanish Varietal or Blend 2012 in the NSW Small Winemakers Awards, the David Hook Reserve Barbera 2011 has earthy dark berry, spice and black cherry aromas. It has a medium weight and very savoury palate with a terrific mouthfeel exhibiting loads of spice. Very rustic in style with lovely earthy notes and a firm tannin finish. Try with a mushroom ravioli with napoli sauce. Bellissimo!
With the addition of Shiraz, the Sangiovese blend by McLaren Vale’s Coriole Vineyards is a full bodied, flavoursome example, making it a great match with a hearty Tuscan rabbit with pancetta and rosemary. It is a full-dark red colour and displays savoury spice, peppery red fruit, dried herb and earthy aromas. The plush mid-palate is brimming with juicy, full bodied dark fruits, currants and cedary characteristics with some excellent savoury persistence.
For a true taste of Tuscany, this pack gives you the opportunity to experience the Rosso di Montalcino Il Poggione Sangiovese 2010 from Sant’ Angelo in Colle. Perfect with rigatoni topped with a tomato, olive and oregano sauce, it has dried red cherry, earth, tobacco, smoked bacon and toasted spice aromas preceding a racy, mouth-watering palate full of cherry and red currant fruit. A savoury texture is balanced by great acidity and vibrant tannins.
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