Wine of the Week for July 27, 2009

Fazi Battaglia Sangiovese 2007 - $10.95
Style: R1

Italy: Marche

Deep ruby colour. Very fruity, with ripe cherry plum and prune aromas with nuances of suet and leather. Very smooth and soft, with raspberry and plum flavours, a firm acid spine and soft tannins. Medium body and length, it's soft-spoken and easy-going yet showing ample character. A good choice for BBQ bird, antipasti, or pizza. (LCBO 326306)

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Peninsula Ridge Merlot VQA 2007 - $14.75
Style: R3

Ontario: Niagara

Deep black cherry colour. The nose shows rich dark berries, smoke, black currant, and spice. Bright red berry flavours on the palate include cherry, strawberry, smoke, and spice, with a keen acidity and lightish tannins. Good body and length. Very quaffable now but would likely age nicely over 2-3 years. Grill a steak or any kind of chop and enjoy. (LCBO 61101)

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