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A couple of weeks ago I shared my first review from Independent Wine – Peter Zemmer Riesling 2019. This time I have a red wine to review…
It’s beginning to look a lot like autumn isn’t it?
The leaves are starting to turn. I’ve noticed conkers on our way to school and weather is getting cooler in the evenings. To be honest it’s the perfect time to curl up with a blanket and a glass (or two) of red wine.
I have to admit I am not usually a red wine drinker, I like a nice, cold crisp glass of white, however I do make an exception for a nice smooth red. Especially on a cool evening, extra points for a crackling fire.
This time Independent Wines sent me Ridolfi Rosso Montalcino 2018 | Decanter Bronze Medal
We opened this one evening when there was a distinct chill in the air. There is definitely something relaxing about settling down with a glass of red and this is a nice, easy drink.
Ridolfi’s Rosso di Montalcino DOC is a deliciously fresh and floral wine, produced in the same vineyard as the famous Brunello di Montalcino. While the powerful Brunello is aged for three years, Rosso is released after only one year of ageing. Fresh and zingy, it is full of vibrant flavours of red cherry and raspberry. And while Brunello is a special wine you might use to celebrate Christmas, Rosso di Montalcino is made simply for celebrating life. But don’t let its lightheartedness fool you – it’s a jolly serious wine with a number of awards under its belt!
I found it to be quite smooth but with a slight acidic edge which is quite refreshing, I don’t usually find red wine refreshing but it works well.
If you need help with your wine choice then Independent Wine have a Knowledge Base to help guide you through the various different wines available.
Did you know that there are over 300 grape varieties? There are also a huge number of wineries to choose from so having a knowledgeable source to help navigate the world of Italian wines is invaluable. You might not like every wine you try but it is a learning curve and you can compare ones you do like with other, similar wines.
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