The Daily Drop - Two Great Wines Under €15

  • DSCF6594 Fratelli Barba Colle Morino, Trebbiano d’Abruzzo 2015 - Fratelli Barba Trebbiano d’Abruzzo Colle Morino 2015 €14 from Sheridans Cheesemongers. Light – a mere 12% – and refreshing with clean pear fruits and a dry finish. It is so much better than most of the confected sub €10 Pinot Grigio on the market and worth the €14 price tag. It is not often anyone […]
  • DSCF6500 Nero d’Avola 2014, Sicilia, Feudo Arancio - Nero d’Avola 2014, Sicilia, Feudo Arancio 13% €15 from Wilde & Green; Rua, Castlebar; Mitchell & Son, chq, Sandycove & Avoca, Kilmacanogue. Seductive rounded juicy ripe dark fruits with a smooth finish. A good all-rounder to partner most roast or grilled red meats. Fuedo Arancio is owned by Mezzacorona, a large company based in Trentino, […]
     

    The Top Drop - Two Great Wines Over €15

  • DSCF6597 l’Acino Toccomagliocco 2009, IGT Calabria - l’Acino Toccomagliocco 2009, IGT Calabria 13.5% €26 from Sheridan’s Cheesemongers; Mitchell & Sons; Green Man Wines, Terenure; Blackrock Cellar. Light and refreshing with earthy cherry fruits and some dry tannins on the finish. Intriguing stuff. I tried it with grilled pork chops that I hade brined with fennel seeds and garlic; it worked very well. […]
  • DSCF6724 Tenuta delle Terre Nere 2015 Etna Bianco, Sicily - Tenuta delle Terre Nere 2015 Etna Bianco, Sicily €25 from On the Grapevine, Dalkey; 64 Wine, Glasthule; Corkscrew, Chatham St.; Green Man Wines, Terenure; Baggot Street Wines. Soft ripe pear aromas; beautifully balanced wine with clean minerals and pear and a subtle pear skin texture, with a hint of toasted hazelnuts, finishing very dry and […]