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Don Guerino ‘Origine 1880’ Reserva Teroldego 2020

£16.99 £14.99

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

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

Deep purple in colour, with black cherry fruit and a touch of herbs and spice on palate, we recommended pairing with lamb, pork, venison, charcuterie, strongly flavoured cheeses or grilled meats. Now more than four years old, the wine is drinking superbly!

One of our ‘Three Wines for Summer 2024’ – and great value at this reduced price.

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 around nine years ago and has been a firm favourite ever since