Monday, 4 May 2009

Wine for food

Le Cassiane Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2007

Spaghetti with meatballs accompanied last night wine (yup apparently the wine came first) and they both complimented each other rather well. That probably doesn’t paint the best picture of my cooking skills as this was a cheap supermarket wine I picked up a while back half price at around £4.99. Expectations aside it went into the decanter around 2 hours before the first glass and actually came out alright. This dark Italian wine from Abruzzo was not the most aromatic in the world but showed good soft tannins tingling each side of your palette as it washed its way down. Cherry and dark fruit flavors with a pleasant tasty finish of dark ground chocolate. A definite winner of the value vs price comparison test at £5 for a 75cl bottle, not sure what it retails for outside of the offer.

Not so great on its own but a winner with meaty pasta/spaghetti dishes over lunch or dinner if you don’t feel the need to pop something more expensive. 87/100

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