The new term had started, which means my head’s on fire again…
To help put out the fire, first (whilst shutting shop) a glass of this regular favourite super delicious Amontillado ‘Napoleon’:
Gorgeous nose - silan (date syrup), walnuts, smoke, figs and a whole load of other stuff I can’t name. Dry and appetising on the palate, nutty, spicy and satisfying. May Sherry always remain an inside secret…!
The husband is making wild boar meatballs and tagliatelle, with which we will have this bright and lively 2018 Cerasuolo di Vittoria:
First glass confirms that everything is going to be alright (once this computer is turned off, that is). Nice medium ruby - maybe something a touch garnet-like on the rim? - or maybe I’m dreaming, the nose has notes of damsons, dark cherries, pepper, baking spices and maybe some violets too.
On the palate it is light and delicate, with crunchy red fruit (cherries, cranberries, pomegranate) but also a touch of damson, spice and smokiness. I love this style, and this is the first we tried from this producer - but won’t be the last! I seem to remember Waitrose stocking Santa Tresa’s easy going sparkling Grillo - which we were quite partial to for a while - but haven’t seen it for some time.
What’s in your glass this week?