Venturina, Freisa d'Asti, Piedmont, Italy 2022
(at Waitrose Cookery School, London, 23 May 2023)
Drinking Window: 2023 - 2024
A new listing at Waitrose, this is the perfect red to sit outside with on a balmy summer's evening. The bright pink on the label and capsule might be a bit off-putting to some, but get past that and you'll find a wine that's bright cherry red in the glass, with a weight of ripe raspberry and strawberry fruit juiciness. Fleshy but fresh, with purity and exuberant unoaked breeziness. Chill it very briefly before opening.