Two Reds from Piedmont

A couple of Piedmont reds made with less-than-familiar grapes

Tenuta La Pergola Freisa d’Asti 2012, Piedmont, Italy (£12.99 Red Squirrel Wine)
Lovely vanilla-tinged strawberry (fresh and just-cooked) and summer pudding flavours backed up by a note of iron and a whack of earthy tannin. Reminds me of Portugal’s Baga, and definitely needs food – ham hock? S-

Tenuta La Pergola Cisterna d’Asti Superiore 2010, Piedmont, Italy (£15.99 Red Squirrel Wine)
Warm, mature and plummy, with rich red berry softness, a touch of freshly turned earth and a backbone of tannin. Lovely welcoming style. S(-)

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  • Leigh Hooper

    They are just around the corner! Will drop by and pick up a couple of each the next time I go to Asti. Seen their wines (distinctive labels) but not knowingly tried. Should be a touch cheaper than Blighty too :) Thanks for that Simon.