WEINGUT TÜRK, IM GROSSEN BERG, BLAUER ZWEIGELT, 2017
"Blauer Zweigelt (or sometimes just Zweigelt) is a crossing of Blaufrankisch and St Laurent and found throughout Austria. I love Austrian reds for their bright freshness and they also tend to be a little lower in alcohol. This pours a bright cherry red and is packed with red fruit aromas and flavours with creamy berry fruits and just a hint of structure on the palate. Try with anything from pizza to lamb chops."
WEINGUT TÜRK KREMSER WEINBERGE RIESLING, 2018
"Riesling si hardly a new grape to you but the Austrian style is often more elegant and subtle than those found in Germany and Alsace. This has lively floral and citrus aromas and a pristine palate that somehow envelopes its flinty fruits in a fleshy floral shell giving the wine texture as well as vibrancy. Türk Grüner Veltliner is also recommended and featured here last year - there are four to choose from."
SAN GIORGIO CIAMPOLETO ROSSO DI MONTALCINO, 2018
"Rosso di Montalcino is the younger more affordable sister of long-lived and often extremely complex Brunello di Montalcino. Technically this is sangiovese as used in Chianti but wines from Montalicino are usually darker and fuller. Dark garnet in colour with soft blackberry and black cherry aromas, rich dark cherry fruits on the palate, velvety and complex and a proper treat."
Leslie Williams, Irish Examiner, 20/02/21