Italian Wine Tasting at Harvey Nichols

Italian Wine Tasting at Harvey Nichols

Harvey Nichols in Birmingham, Wine Specialist, Siofra O’Brien recommends two Italian wines for you this Christmas.

Anyone who has travelled in Italy will be more than aware of the amazing range of wines the country has to offer, thanks, in
part, to its rich tapestry of indigenous grape varieties. With that in mind, I have chosen two great wines that will add an Italian touch to your Christmas feasting.

Firstly, from the Broglia family of Piemonte, is Gavi “La Meirana” 2015, £17.50. Made from 100% Cortese, this is a dry white with lovely acidity and is laden with lemon and apple fruit making it the ideal accompaniment to the roast turkey and trimmings.

Heading south to the sunny island of Sicily and a brand new wine to me, Cos, Cerasuolo di Vittoria 2013, £24. Created by three university friends using a blend of Nero d’Avola and Frappato, this distinct bottle is packed with instant aromas of black cherry, plum and raspberries alongside notes of tobacco. It shows great freshness and pairs well with white meats or, for the vegetarian diners, it works perfectly with Aubergine Parmingiana. Salute!