Easy Peasy - REDS
A varied but easy-going trio of juicy, everyday reds.
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(Navarra, Spain) Azul Y Garanza - Tres Tinto 2019
Tempranillo/ Grenache blend from a desert region in Northern Spain. Unoaked, spicy, very expressive aromatic, very immediate wine, very gluggable. Made by Maria, Dani, and Fernando, a dynamic trio who slowly converted an abandoned cooperative building in their village of Carcastillo to a fully operational winery. A huge commitment to biodiversity in the vines leads to wines of pronounced purity.
(Tuscany, Italy) Fattoria di Sammontana - Sangiovese 2018
A very crisp and pure Sangiovese from Tuscany. Lovely bright fruit and great energy. Medium bodied at most, but structured & dry. Fantastic with food in particular. Made by Daniele & Dario, the fourth generation at this Tuscan estate. Within the range they make a balanced mix of traditional Sangioveses along with experimental wines vinified in clay amphoras (see the orange wine section).
(Sicily, Italy) Valdibella - Kerasos 2019
Very enticing Nero d'Avola from the western coast of Sicily. Potent aromatic of cherries and spice, and a very juicy palate yet with a nice restraint and some savoury notes. Medium bodied with some fine tannins. A fantastic every day red. Made by the team at Valdibella, an impressive and inspiring cooperative based in Sicily's west who have a huge focus on biodiverse farmlands, an active social impact, and are part of the Addiopizzo anti-mafia movement.