Italian wines can be as chaotic and individual as Italian driving - and not great value either. However, these two from the Co-op are not only typical of their style, but also well-made and sensibly-priced.
Novare Valpolicella Ripasso 2012 (£9.99) a blend of corvina and rondinella, matured in French oak with second fermentation in Amarone barrels. Sweet ripe red berries with ripasso richness.
Match with game, such as duck in cherry sauce.
Bibbiano Chianti Classico 2012 (£9.99)
bright cherry and plum fruit with fresh acidity and firm tannins; harmonious, with some aged character.
Match with beef dishes, such as steak or roast rib.
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