Don Guerino ‘Origine 1880’ Reserva Teroldego 2019

£16.99

Produced from a grape of northeast Italian origin, this Reserva quality wine will appeal to lovers of bold, flavoursome reds and/or those looking for something a little bit unusual for their winter drinking.

The bottle now sports a sophisticated new label, with the ‘1880’ referencing the year in which the winery’s founder, Don Guerino Motter, arrived in Brazil!

Especially recommended with lamb, pork, venison, charcuterie or strongly flavoured cheeses.

Read the wine critics’ assessment (2017 vintage):

‘Brazil comes to Trentino! Plum, damson and black cherry fruit with firm, sinewy tannins, crunchy acidity and good length. Fruit packed stuff.’ (88 points – Tim Atkin MW – Three Wine Men – October 2019)

‘Chewy black cherry, plum and blackberry is the name of the game. A touch of spice and earthiness. A fresh acidity and brightness of fruit keeps this full-bodied red easy drinking. Very good. I’d like BBQ ribs or steak, of course’. (Tom Surgey – Three Wine Men – October 2019)

Description

ABV: 13.5%

APPEARANCE: Exceptionally deep, inky-purple colour

AROMAS: Dense dark brambly fruit, with hints of raspberry or redcurrant

TASTE: A grape originally from NE Italy, here boasting many different flavours: ripe black cherry, licorice, traces of vanilla and even a touch of smokiness are all apparent. Tannins still show a little bite, acidity is quite high and there is a bittersweet hint of almond on the finish – but beautifully smooth overall!

FOOD PAIRING: A perfect match for roast lamb, pork or beef; game and venison, maybe also creamy, well flavoured cheeses

OVERALL: Although seldom seen outside its native Italy, this varietal became our bestselling red when first introduced six years ago and has been a firm favourite ever since