Since our regular wine tasting sessions aren’t possible at present, find out what some members of the SI Tasting Panel have been drinking during the lockdown
Jug and Bunny Suraiya
One of the wines we enjoyed very much during the lockdown period is 2018 Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC It’s important to remember that this is from Italy’s Abruzzo region, between the Adriatic Sea and the Appennine Mountains, where Montepulciano is the signature grape and not from Montepulciano in Tuscany. It has a good colour and magnificent ‘legs’ in the glass – the streaks that trickle down the side of a glass caused by alcohol in the wine. The nose has notes of black cherry. A couple of notches above ‘easy-drinking’, this is a wine to savour by itself or as part of a meal. A pricey wine at Rs 1,800 a bottle from Lake Forest Wines in Gurgaon, it probably sells for around €5 in an Italian supermarket!
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