The Wine on Wednesday

  • Altano Douro 2019, Rewilding Edition €33.50 for a 2,25 litre Bag-in-Tube from O’Briens This week a bag-in-box, or rather bag-in-tube wine from the Douro valley in Portugal. Made from a blend of Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca and Touriga Franca, this is a very attractive easy-drinking wine at a keen price. Forward, with fruit and herb aromas, juicy ripe red cherry […]
  • Chianti Classico Fonterutoli 2019, Mazzei This week’s wine comes from Chianti Classico, the most famous wine region of Tuscany. Supple and rounded with leather, spices and smooth rich dark fruits. The tannins are ripe and well-integrated. Medium-bodied, with a long finish. You could keep this a few years, but it is drinking very well now.  Try it with meaty pasta […]
  • El Hato y el Garabato ‘De Buena Jera’ 2018, Arribes Made from a blend of local grapes including Juan García, Bruñal, Rufete and Bastardo, this is a light, slightly pithy wine with mouth-watering crunchy ripe forest fruits, good acidity and finely etched tannins. I loved it and will certainly try it again.  €27.75 from  I tasted a range of Spanish wines from online retailer […]