Pizzato Nervi Reserva Tannat 2015

£18.00

This latest 2015 vintage has been re-branded ‘Nervi’ Tannat but is produced in the same way and is of the same high quality as the previous ‘Reserva’.

It is the ‘big brother’ to the Fausto Tannat, being derived from older vines (25 yrs+), aged in barrels for longer (12 months in French oak) and displaying a more powerful concentration of dark fruits.

Definitely a food wine, the Nervi Tannat will stand up to chilli- and spice rich dishes, BBQ meats and strongly-flavoured cheeses.

Full tasting note to follow – please see below for note on the 2013 vintage.

Description

ABV: 13%

APPEARANCE:  Very deep garnet red

AROMAS: Pronounced red berry fruit with some oakiness and traces of coconut, nutmeg and cinnamon

TASTE:  Elegant blend of concentrated ripe red fruits showing oak, vanilla and spicy notes. Full bodied; tannins have softened over time, so wine feels well rounded.

FOOD PAIRING: Particularly suited to venison and other well flavoured red meat dishes

OVERALL:  Bold, rich and concentrated with excellent ageing potential