Weekly Wine – Donini

7 May

SONY DSCDonini Merlot di Piave

2012
Italy
1000ml
12% ABV
$9.95 (LCBO)

For the life of me I thought this bottle was corked. It had that plasticky wrap just like corked bottles do. The neck opening was a tad thicker than usual but I thought that this was due to the bottle being a one litre size.
I was shocked when I unwrapped the plastic and sap a plain-Jane screw cap looking at me.
My expectations for the wine sank.
They were lifted when I took the first few sips. Not bad. Good flavour. The sulphites are not too prominent. The wine does have a bit of a sour off flavour to it. This is definitely a wine that should be consumed with food.
After the food, toasted bread and some dried sausage, I got well used to the wine. I burrowed deeper into its largess. The wine is quite light in alcohol, so there was no danger of me loosing my faculties.
I like the fact that I don’t have to fumble around for the cork to close up the bottle. The only question is will there be anything left in the bottle that might escape.

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