Geoff introduced us to an interesting selection of wines from lesser known grapes. The majority were Italian wines, apart from the Georgian Rkatsiteli and the Spanish Godello.
i. Greco di Tufo, 2020, vol 13%, £7.99 from Aldi.
ii. Passerina, 2020, vol 13%, £7.00 from Tesco.
Rkatsiteli, 2020, vol 12.5%, £11.99 from Majestic.
iv. Godello, 2020, vol 13%, £9.99 from Majestic.
v. Gavi di Gavi, vol 13%, £13.00 from Tesco.
vi. Dolcetto d’Alba, 2020, vol 13.5%, £9.99 from Majestic.
vii. Amarone della Valpolicella, 2017, vol 14.5%,£16 from Asda.
viii. Radici – Mastroberadino, vol 13.5%, £29 from Tannico
Geoff talked about the history and characteristics of the grape varieties
and concluded that Italy produces some excellent wines that tend to be overlooked. Apart from the Georgian wine where there some misgivings, the others were, in true Tonbridge Winemakers’ fashion, greatly appreciated by all. Many thanks to Geoff for
introducing us to these delizioso wines and providing us with a wealth of information on each variety.