09/11/2020 – Cantina Goccia, 3Q 2017

(2020) 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 for more information.

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