Italian Wine

A look at six wines from Lidl’s upmarket range Pouilly Fuissé 2011, Burgundy, France (£7.99 Lidl) Quite a heavy style, honeyed with not enough fruit and some toasty sulphur notes. 0 Fleurie 2011, Burgundy, France (£6.49 Lidl) OK raspberry earthiness, but it’s a bit sharp, and doesn’t have enough of […]

Wine Tasting Video: Six wines from the Lidl Wine Cellar

The Exquisite Collection Côtes de Provence Rosé 2012, France (£5.99 Aldi) Gentle red berry and wrinkled apple, with a touch of peach. OK flavour, but would like a little more wine in my glass. C(+) Barone Ricasoli Albia Toscana Rosé 2011, Italy (£11.99 Yorkshire Vintners, Quite a rounded, rich […]

Wine Tasting Video: Rosés from France, Italy & Chile

Terra Nostra Nielluccio Corse Rouge 2011, Corsica, France (£7.25 The Wine Society) The bruised cherry edge and slightly tart, appley acidity seem more Italian than French, good fresh earthy style, but needs some fat and tomato to fight against. B+ Poggio del Sasso Sangiovese di Toscana 2011, Italy (£6.95 The […]

Wine Tasting Video: Sangiovese from Tuscany & Corsica

Tesco Chianti Classico 2010 (£6.99 Tesco) Warm, earthy, Wednesday-evening type of wine, slightly chewy with some freshness, and enough hearty cherry and plum fruit to pad it out. B(+) Castellare Chianti Classico 2010 (£15.95 Bibendum) Polished plummy plushness, modern style with blackberries and blackcurrant alongside the cherries, and touches of […]

Wine Tasting Video: Chianti Classico