I'm not an habitual M&S shopper but enticed by a 20% off 3 or more bottles I thought I'd have a browse when I came across this little lovely made from a grape I knew absolutely nothing about. Not only was this intreging from that point of view but also from the point of view that it was a Sicilian wine and I do know that they are producing more and more lovely wines over there!
When I poured out the wine it was an amazing colour. Bright ruby red but extremely light in intensity of colour so it almost looked like cranberry juice or something similar. What I hadn't realised was that this grape always produces gorgeous light bodied and juicy wine.
The nose to this wine is full of cherries and red fruit with a pleasing sweetness like candied fruit. The taste is gorgeous with strawberry, raspberry and cherry but a touch of something like lavender which stopped it being too much like sweeties! It has a light body, light tannins and is gorgeously refreshing. It's one that I think even people who usually prefer white wine might enjoy.
My fellow tasters and I thought that this wine was gorgeous as we drank it; on its own, however I suspect that it would be lovely chilled as well. It would certainly be fantastic with a burger - I think I may have found a new barbeque favourite in plenty of time before summer arrives! You can find it here but I have also found bottles at Tesco - untried as yet but I think I'll definitely be giving them a go too! Let me know if you try one first, I hope it's as good as the one above!