It’s strange…the subject of this review seemed to be strangely pre-ordained. Not in some grand cosmic way you understand; but more through a series of small unconnected events.
First, I met up with a good friend and regular Morrisons shopper, who told me I haven’t reviewed enough wines from that supermarket recently. It was a fair cop and I pledged to rectify this.
Second, I heard that Morrisons is going to radically overall its wine range. They are almost doubling the number of products they stock, going to sell online and will help us choose the wine we’ll like by introducing a “Taste test” which will identify our stylistic preferences.
And third, I attended a really good masterclass about the Nero D’Avola grape at the Wines of Sicily tasting. Here I tasted this variety in many guises from a white sparkler to a deep, rich, red sweetie and learned that Nero D’Avola is being positioned as the island’s icon grape. Every region needs one!
So that’s how we get to some thoughts about Morrisons The Best Nero D’Avola.
When you pour this medium to full bodied red and immediately stick your nose in the glass, you straight away get fruity aromas of cherries and plums. There is possibly a hint of some sweet spice. The wine tastes fruity too, more of dark plums and blackberries. There’s some juicy acidity but hardly any tannins.
It’s a very smooth, easy-drinking wine. It’s not complex and doesn’t have very lingering flavours, but it is gluggable. A mid-week drinker with an alcohol level of 12.5%. I think it would go well with spag. bol. or other tomato based pasta sauces.
A bottle of Morrisons The Best Nero D’Avola usually costs £6.99. It is on offer until 21st October for a fiver. So, make that a fourth reason this review was just meant to be!
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