Pirosmani – Tbilvino
Price: 9.99 GBP (Equivalent per bottle) ABV: 12%
Named after the famous Georgian painter Niko Pirosmanashvili (1862-1918) (known as Pirosmani) this is a different incarnation of Saperavi, still with its typical inky dark red colour, but here left with just a touch of sweetness. It’s actually not noticeably sweet to taste, but just has a lovely, soft, round style, appealing and easy to drink. Ripe bramble and damson fruit notes are overlaid with a hint of spice and just enough grip on the finish.
Enjoyable on its own or with hearty rustic cooking – chunky soups, stews and baked cheese dishes.