It’s a deep purplish ruby with reasonable legs. It smells of fruit and herbs, nothing fancy, just hedgerows and markets. It’s dry and acidic with plenty of firm as well as green, chewy tannins.
It tastes herby with cherries, blackberries and just a little bit of grassy, vegetabley, well, dirt. At 12.5% it’s perfect for midweek drinking. The midweek price tag works well too.
This isn’t fancy, classy, fine wine, but it’s good, and the pasta’s good too.