Amanti del Vino
The Amanti del Vino wines are sourced and blended by Englishman Robin Woodhouse who has been based in Italy for many years. He has been the ‘legs’ on the ground, looking after the Italian end of some very large winemaking projects for British buyers, with particular expertise in Puglia and Sicily. For the Amanti wines he sources the best wines possible from selected co-operatives in Sicily and elsewhere before taking them to the Venice area for blending and bottling.
Sun soaked damsons and blackberries deliver a fruit filled palate with soft tannins to reach a delicious finish. An array of mulling spices gives an impression of winter warmth, but this cracking red is just as at home in the summer with a BBQ.
Classically matched with italian charcuterie or pair with a medium curry.
The grapes for this wine are grown on high wire trellising, on broken limestone and marl soils in the warmth of Puglia, one of Italy's largest wien producing regions situated on the heel of Italy's boot. The grapes are picked in the early morning to keep freshness and avoid early oxidation. A warm ferment at 22 degrees gives youthful dark colour and ripe tannins, with sweetness and rich jammy fruit very evident. Maceration is long and sustained, and there is a small percentage of the wine aged in large oak casks, which is then blended back into the larger tank aged portion - this adds complexity and vanilla notes.