The Pig Cut & Tenuta Fertuna Winery Collaboration.
I had a wonderful virtual tasting with The Pig Team this week who have teamed up with a wonderful Tuscan winery to produce three wines – a delight for Italian wine lovers and Pig lovers alike.
The Pig team sommeliers, Paulo the winemaker and James Golding Pig chef talked us through lots lovely information about the wine a long with with some tasty recipes to pair, with over 200 other attendees!
IGT Toscana Bianco 2019
🍇 Sangiovese, Vermentino & Sauvignon Blanc
Pear and blossom on the nose with flavours of pear, apple and white peach with notes of elderflower. Dry, delicate and so easy drinking.
DOC Maremma Toscana Rosé
🍇 100% Sangiovese
Beautiful pale blush rosé made Provençal style. Oh my, this was a goodie. Classic flavours of strawberry and raspberry with some creamy notes too, but what made it stand out was a wonderful saline edge as if catching a sea breeze. Clean, refreshing and delicious.
It was very interesting to try a white wine and a rosé made from Sangiovese, this was a first for me but definitely not a last.
IGT Toscana Rosso 2016
🍇 Sangiovese, Merlot & Cabernet Sauvignon
Probably the most classic Italian of the three. Red cherries and dried herb notes on the nose with the addition of ripe plums, cassis and a touch of vanilla on the palate. Luscious, soft and well balanced, very lovely indeed.
The wines are available to buy online by the case on their website
English wines fans – their next virtual tasting is in Feb, themed Wine Garden of England. make sure you’re subscribed to their mailing list if you fancy attending.