One of the oldest wineries in Portugal, Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora do Carmo was founded in 1764, less than a decade after it became part of the world’s first delimited wine region. Although the Douro remains particularly renowned for its Port, an equal amount of table wine is now made here and this is one of the more approachable ones. There is nothing heavy about its style, which is fresh and completely approachable with lovely fruit undertones and a touch of vanilla that makes it the perfect accompaniment for a wide range of red or even white meats.
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This wine was served at our recent wine pairing dinner, held at Noize restaurant in Fitzrovia.
Located less than an hour west of Florence, Alberto Antonini creates his Chianti from the grapes of a number of local winegrowers in the Cerreto Guidi district, which is 200 metres above sea level. This possesses all the charm you would expect from well-made wine from the Sangiovese grape. It is a well-rounded generous wine bursting with cherry and herbal flavours and completely ready to drink in the coming year. Exceptional value for money.
Aldo Vajra is a no-nonsense traditional wine maker, renowned for his Barolos as well as this Barbera, which matures considerably earlier. Well known on the wine lists of Michelin-starred restaurants, it is made for early drinking. It has a lovely aromatic style with a touch of acidity to give it grip while still possessing dark fruit characteristics and a refreshing minerality. This is well focused and delineated and a perfect accompaniment to red meats or game.