Organic. LCBO number 160457
Tenuta di Burchino
Terricciola, Pisa, Italy 12.5%
Price: $ 13.95
Made in: Tuscany, Italy
By: Castellani S.P.A.
best cheap red wine
Fabulous wine for the money!, biodynamically grown and delicious. I am again pleasantly surprised by the palatable difference that organic agriculture makes in wines. Note that like most organic wines, this wine needs decanting. A half hour will do, or a double decanting.
STAFF 2008 semi dry Riesling
Price: $ 14.95
Made in: Ontario, Canada
By: Sue-Ann Staff Estate Winery
Nose: as promised by the label: citrus, lemon. Glorious green apple. Mineral. Not terribly complex but definitely not repellent. Good depth.
Palate: replays the nose, surprisingly low to mid acid, clean ripe fruit, mineral. A bit sweet, nothing wrong with that. Very German in style.
Finish: pleasant. Mineral. Mid length.
In sum: worth trying, ‘with a sense of humour’, as the label suggests.Low alcohol wine means you can drink and enjoy a lot more juice before getting giddy. It’d be great with spicy fare, and a few friends. Well done wine.
Duemilanove Salento IGT
Made by Tenute Mater Domni 2009 13%
A jewel from a surprising region. Negroamaro comes in all shapes and sizes, Ive reviewed the cheapest on the LCBO, here is a treat from Grapebrands. One of the best cheap red wine
Nose: Very interesting licorice, salt, smoke, black tea. Back fruits lurk in the background. There is some sulfur but after that blows off the intrigue remains. Lots of Character.
Palate: low tannins, mid acid, juicy, full bodied. Dirt, stewed red fruit and a sapid note that one finds in Pinot Noir.
Finish: fairly short but Juicy red fruit, earthy. Lovely. Replays of licorice.
Would drink again. Hold no more than 5 years. Very food friendly.