My husband brought home a small selection of his favourite wines from Ardesio Divino. They were very carefully chosen as he had limited luggage space and weight. So these were the very best of those he sampled over his weekend.
The Tenuta Della Fonda estate is situated south of the river Po, within the Oltrepo Pavese area, in the Province of Pavia which nestled between Piedmont and Emilia-Romagna. Their moscato is a sweet wine that isn’t at all sickly or cloying. In fact, this is a sweet wine for those who usually prefer dry wines as it has a freshness which makes it very refreshing. Made from muscat grapes harvested by hand in a late harvest, this wine has a straw yellow colour with golden highlights. The fresh, almost appley aroma and sweet taste make it a good aperitif, but it also works well served as a dessert wine. We served this chilled, but got it out of the fridge a little early to warm slightly. Highly recommended.
This red wine comes from Oltrepò Pavese in Lombardy. The Bonarda wine is a vino frizzante meaning it’s a sparkling wine. It is a red wine and it isn’t as bubbly as champagne, prosecco or cava. It’s best served a little chilled without being totally cold I think. With a clear fruity taste this is a great wine for a summer lunch to drink on its own as it’s quite a light taste.
Calatroni Antonio Buttafuoco
From a small family producer, there’s no website to link to and I haven’t been able to find the wine for sale in the UK, which is a real shame as it was delicious. It’s a ruby-red wine with excellent structure and depth. There are lots of fruity notes and this wine really slips down.