Pizzato Nervi Reserva Tannat 2015

£19.00

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

It’s also 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 offering a more powerful concentration of dark fruits.

As we never tire of saying, Tannat is an under-appreciated French grape, producing wines of great value and longevity, which will appeal to adventurous red drinkers.

See tasting note (2013 vintage) below.

 

Description

ABV: 13.5%

APPEARANCE:  Very deep garnet red

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

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

FOOD PAIRING: Great with roasted or grilled red meats, game, venison, chilli con carne, spicy sausages or strongly flavoured cheeses. Ideally open well in advance and/or decant

OVERALL: Potent, rich and concentrated with excellent ageing potential