Bovale, Isola dei Nuraghi IGT, Melis 2015
Made from Bovale Sardo grapes this red has lovely herbal notes combined with soft blackberry crumble flavours. A great example of what Sardinia can offer.
|Bottle Size||75 cl|
|Drinking Guide||Drink Now|
|Food Match||Spaghetti and meatballs|
An intriguing red from the rugged island of Sardinia. The obscure bovale sardo lends it a soft taste of red fruit and a slightly smoky, earthy character. One to curl up with on a rainy afternoon.
Flavio Melis says that his Bovale is Mourvèdre. The received wisdom is that Sardinian Bovale is Graciano. Take your pick. What we can tell you is that the wine is characterful, full-bodied and smooth with sun-baked red-berry fruit, earthy, leathery notes and a general air of welcoming rustic cheerfulness.
Producer, in Terralba, insists this is Mourvèdre. But apparently there is some debate as to whether it's Mourvèdre or Graciano.
…a really intriguing red from Sardinia, which would be perfect with roast lamb. It’s made from bovale sardo, which is a synonym for graciano, according to Jancis Robinson et al’s scholarly Wine Grapes.