Three Stellar Wines from Bat and Bottle
Ben Robson recommends three superb wines currently in stock and ready for delivery…
Villa Giada. Barbera d'Asti 'Suri', £12.30
This is a classic rich red wine, all bramble and raspberry, a totally joyous and vibrant wine. The little black dress of our selection, eminently flexible: the full, crunchy forest fruit is the perfect match for a linguine and wild boar ragu and equally (when served slightly cooler) with spiced seafood dishes.
Fondo Indizeno. Ribolla Gialla, £16.20
This is a wine made with passion. Fresh sherberty lemon fruit lifted by a touch of white pepper. Lovely refreshing balance, a perfect weight and disturbingly drinkable.
The ‘Fondo Indizeno’ series was created in 2016, as the name (translation: birthmark) suggests, the wines are based on indigenous varieties with deep roots in the Colli Orientali.
Col Sandago. Wildbacher Sparkling Brut Rose, £17.70
An extremely rare find. Bone dry, delicate, fresh and alarmingly easy. Pale pink, laced with cherry and black forest fruits, a twist of bitters and a suggestion of fragrant rose. A superb Aperitivo, lovely with smoked fish.
Bat and Bottle continue to trade as close to normally as possible. Free local delivery for orders of just 6 bottles or more over the lockdown period. It is also possible to click and collect from the warehouse as well.