Blended from ‘representative’ grapes of Sicily, this is a pleasant, easy to drink red wine. A medium ruby red, it has very soft red berry aromas. Very lite on the palette, it has a mix of redcurrant and passion fruit hints, quite sweet initially, but slowly grows to a medium fruity finish. Letting this wine breathe makes is a much more rounded and less sweet taste, really bringing out its potential. Pour it into a glass and let it stand for a few minutes will double the perceived cost of this wine.
This is a 2011 bottle, but that is only stated on the label on the back of the bottle. I wouldn’t worry though; at this price no one buys on years, and as a blended wine it is irrelevant anyway as the year reflects the blending and not the grape.
This is an generally nice tasting wine and is part of the Premier Estates range of wines, all aimed at the low budget, high aspiration market. All the bottles have the similar branding, with differing colours for each wine, the labels looking a bit more upmarket for the whites than the darker colours used for the reds.
|Pairing:||Curry, Red meats, Cheese|