Zinfandel in America or Primitivo in Italy has a mixed reputation. From bold, high alcohol red wines to sweet pink rosé Zinfandel might not suit everyone’s tastes. However, when carefully produced the wines can be interesting with powerful aromatics and a rich structure.Read More
The worlds' most famous red wine grape. Descendant of Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Franc. Planted in warmer regions as tends to ripen later. Powerful aromas of blackcurrant, and if matured in new oak, aromas of cedar and tobacco can be seen. In youth deep purple in colour, ages well. The grapes are small but thick skinned-high ratio of colour matter and tannins to juice.Read More
Confusing because of its name. ‘Montepulciano’ is a much more famous medieval hill town in Tuscany, Italy.Read More
The most famous variety used in the production of port. High tannin, acid and deeply coloured wines. It's grown throughout Portugal and also in Spain, USA, Australia and South Africa.