Nero Grande – Appassimento (2016)
The first installation of my festive reds showcases this fantastic winter warmer from sunny southern Italy.
A blend of Negroamaro and Primitovo present a deep ruby red shine, with the nose giving big ripe blackberries. The flavours do not disappoint, with bold dark fruit flavours complimenting creamy vanilla notes.
The Apassimento style gives a classic dried fruit finish, balanced out with subtle oak undertones. At 14.5% this wine provides plenty of body without being overbearing. Big black tannins coat the mouth leaving you thirsty for more!
I bought this 2016 edition online last Christmas for £8.99, a fantastic value red for any time of year but perfect for a long winter evening. With the 2017 also showing great promise, why not pick a few up?
Winery: Nero Grande
Grape varieties: Primitivo & Negroamaro
Food pairing: Beef, Meatballs, Stews, Pasta