Grape Spy: Jean Smullen

2020 Domaine Tinel - Blondelet Arrêt- Buffatte

2019 Cortese Nostru Nerello Mascalese

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O’Brien’s Wine has some great offers all this month. If you’re a fan of organic wine, look out for promotional prices in store until August 21.

2020 Domaine Tinel-Blondelet Arrêt- Buffatte €23.45

THIS is an ‘oh wow’ wine, for anyone who loves French Sauvignon Blanc. A hidden gem from a famous AOP Pouilly Fumé.

This family estate wine is made from organically grown grapes. It has ripe tropical fruit when you taste it, complemented by a fresh acidity and edgy flintiness.

This oozes class and is on offer in August for €20.95. Snap it up as a treat for yourself or someone you know who loves good wine.

2019 Cortese Nostru Nerello Mascalese

2019 Cortese Nostru Nerello Mascalese €16.45

THIS is lighter style of organic red wine, perfect for summer, is currently on offer for €13.45. Italy is the largest producer of organic wine in Europe, and this great value wine comes from an estate in south-east Sicily, owned by the Girelli family.

Made from grapes native to Etna, Nerello Mascalese, it has floral aromas and lovely red cherry fruit flavours, but with enough tannin to give it structure. Why not serve it chilled with grilled barbecue ribs, or sausages in a spicy sauce.


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