De Vinosalvo - 'Galfridus' Maremma Toscana DOC Shiraz 2013
An extreme selection of pure shiraz, grown-up and refined; a fluid the colour of a pontiff’s mozzetta. The bouquet is complex, teeming with notes of ripe dark cherries, mulberries and violets. Dark chocolate and mellow black fruit contrast with bright acidity to lend a chiaroscuro effect to the palate. A hint of vanilla spice from integrated oak, warming alcohol, savoury, persistent, with an enveloping grainy tannin and balsamic finish. A fine match for juicy pink-cooked lamb, roast venison, chateaubriand. Don’t eat meat?: mushrooms, truffles.