From the first sip of this red blend one word came to mind….”smooth.” Often with lower priced Italian reds you’ll get a bite in the flavour. Some reviewers use “rustic” and it can be off putting for many palates. Banfi has done a great job in relying on Italy’s reliable grape, Sangiovese, but adding Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot in just the right amounts. The result is a medium bodied wine loaded with flavours of black berries and a hint of spice and oh so smoooooth. From pizza to pasta this is a great match for all your favourite Italian dishes. Grazzi Banfi!
Price: $19.99 (plus tax)
Available: Kitsilano Wine Cellars and Everything Wine in North Vancouver
Price: $22.35 (plus tax)
Available: Legacy Liquor in Olympic Village