Available from Spar, Castleforbes; Hole in the Wall, D7; D Six; Reids, Enniscorthy; Wine Well, Dunboyne; The Wicklow Wine Co.
Good firm crunchy dark fruits with a little acidity and some dry tannins to make it a perfect everyday food wine.
I would drink this with virtually any kind of European meat dish.
This is the sort of wine you would love to get in a French bistro, but sadly rarely do – in my experience most cheap French restaurants serve awful muck. This however is very good and was even better the second night when I tried it again. Earlier this week, I spent a very pleasant hour talking and tasting wine with the guys who run this excellent shop on Wicklow Main Street. It is slightly ramshackle with bottles and boxes and all sorts of other goodies piled up in every conceivable space – they also do coffee and various foods. It is a great place to visit and I should go there more often. I also picked up this bottle to try at home.