Weekly Wine – Novello

13 Jan

SONY DSCNegrar Novello Del Vento Igt
2015
Italy
750ml
12% ABV
$9.95 (LCBO)

New wine is always exciting. The reason – it is new. It tends to be a bit raw. It tends to be a bit unrefined. It tends to be a bit of a wild ride.
Look closely at the label – see the man, I’m assuming it to be a man because who ese would be so stupid, sticking his head in a lion’s mouth. That is the experience of drinking new wine – especially on the low end of the price spectrum.
And this wine … well the first sip felt like I stuck a small fury animal in my mouth. Perhaps that is a bit harsh. It was akin to what I imagine licking my daughters Guinea Pig would be like. I never even contemplated doing this deed by the way.
That being said – about half the bottle is gone and this wine is starting to grow on me. It is raw, untamed, biting … its initial harshness is then mollified by a burst of fruit flavour – not the fresh picked fruit off a vine or tree but that of nibbling some concentrated fruit.
This wine is not subtle.

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2 Responses to “Weekly Wine – Novello”

  1. KevvyR January 13, 2016 at 10:21 AM #

    Awesome post! Love the label analogy to drinking new wine! May just need to drop by the LCBO tonight and snag a bottle…what’s $10 amongst wine glasses and aerators? Speaking of which, when you tried it was it direct from the bottle or did you aerate/ decant?

    • Tonalsurge January 14, 2016 at 2:50 AM #

      No aeration – no decantation … bottle, to glass, to mouth.

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