Pizzato Nervi Reserva Tannat 2015

£19.00

Previously known as ‘Reserva’, this stunning Tannat from Pizzato has been re-branded ‘Nervi’ Reserva but is produced in exactly the same way and is of the same high quality!

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

As we never tire of saying, Tannat is a much under-appreciated French grape, producing wines of great value and longevity, which will appeal to drinkers of powerful, full-bodied reds..

See full tasting note below.

 

Description

ABV: 13.5%

APPEARANCE:  Very deep purple-garnet

AROMAS: Huge concentration of dark berry fruit with some oakiness and traces of sweet spice – nutmeg, cinnamon and maybe coconut too

TASTE:  Elegant but ‘meaty’ blend of rich, ripe red and black fruit complemented by oak, vanilla and spicy notes. Full bodied; tannins have started to soften over time, so wine is approachable but ideally needs food!

FOOD PAIRING: Great with roasted or grilled/BBQ red meats, game, venison, chilli con carne, spicy sausages or strongly flavoured cheeses. Ideally open well in advance and/or decant, as wine will ‘soften’ on contact with air

OVERALL: Potent, rich and concentrated with excellent ageing potential