Clearly the most memorable thing about this Umbrian blend of Sangiovese with Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon is the packaging: the 'Frugal Bottle' is a radical new paper bottle - actually a paper bottle with a food-grade plastic liner inside. It splits into the two components - paper and plastic - with the press of a thumb, for easy home recyling and is said to have 1/6th the carbon footprint of glass. And the stuff inside? It's a lightly-oaked red, with an appealing and juicy nose that combines bright red cherry and blackcurrant, a subtle vanilla and spice softness in the background. In the mouth that upfront, savoury but ripe fruit character is deliciously drinkable, a wine with a tight tannin and acid framework that leaves it quite pert and juicy again, on the quaffable side of straightforward gluggability, but savoury and spicy in the finish. Watch the video
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