A case of six sumptuous red wines for those who like fruit-forward, mouth-filling bottles to be enjoying with or without food. Expressive and inviting on the nose, ripe and juicy on the palate, and smooth and velvety on the finish, these warming wines, from small producers in Italy, South Africa and Argentina, are some of the best value around.
2019 Malbec, Alto de Mayo - Mendoza, Argentina
Ever-popular and for good reason. The use of whole berries in Mendozan wine-making gives many of the Malbec a juicy, ripe and refreshing fruit character. Raspberry, cranberry and cherry give way to an almost cinnamon like note. This is round and smooth on the finish. High altitude vineyards in Northern Argentina produce outstanding, mature yet approachable wines. Plums, cherries, blackcurrant and a hint of chocolate, with a silky smooth finish.
2019 Barbera d'Asti 'Solo Acciao', Montalbera - Piedmont, Italy
Unusually for Barbera, this wine spends no time in oak barrel. This means it retains its fresh fruit character and its beautiful, round mouthfeel comes from smart treatment of grapes. This is medium bodied with ripe, cherry fruit character and a bright acidity that will pair perfectly with ragù or grilled meat.
2018 Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, Caldora - Abruzzo, Italy
Montepulciano is one of Italy's most widely planted grape varities. This wine is has lots to offer. Fruity, full-bodied and round on the palate with ripe plum and blackberry character. The fruit is balanced by lovely acidity and hints of spice and vanilla.
2019 Cannonau di Sardegna 'Lillové', Gabbas - Sardinia, Italy
Known for producing exemplary traditional Sardinian styles, Gabbas' Cannonau is elegant, with a fragrant bouquet of fresh raspberries and violets, soft tannins and a hint of white pepper on the finish.
2019 Sangiovese di Toscana, Caparzo - Tuscany, Italy
This smooth, easy drinker is packed full of ripe fruit and berry fruit flavour, with a touch of spice adding to the warmth of the palate. Perfect with Tomato based pasta sauces.
2019 Negroamaro, Caiaffa - Puglia
Certified organic. This is bright and vibrant with red berry character and freshness. A real smooth, easy drinker!