2013 Ottobucce DOC, Dezzani £12.99 p/btl. or 2 for £23.
Predominantly Dolcetto – 68%, there’s a splash of other Piemonte-indigenous varieties—Barbera, Freisa, Bonarda, Albarossa along with Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah. A smooth and full-bodied Italian red wine with generous layers of dark red fruit and smoke. Proof that Piemonte wines don't have to be nebbiolo to shine!
Les Mains Noires, Cotes Du Roussillion. £9.99 p/btl or £7.99 in a mixed case
Made mainly with Grenache Blanc and a splash of Macabeu, this wine is lightly aromatic with green apple, citrus and floral notes with a refreshing, appetising finish. A lovely easy drinker, perfect for sharing with friends. It has a smoothness and gentle weight that makes it pair beautifully with a range of food, particularly chicken dishes.