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Pasqua Passimento 2013, IGT Veneto, Italy

1325-10David Williams meanwhile picked three “of the best” Italian red wines writing in The Guardian, including this red blend from the Veneto made from the Merlot, Corvina and Croatina grapes.

He said: “Generally speaking, the taste of raisins is not a good thing in red wines. It tends to come with spirity alcoholic heat and a lack of zip. I do, however, have a soft spot for wines made from raisins, especially those from the traditional home of the technique around Verona in Valpolicella. At their best these wines are sumptuously fleshy, big in alcohol, but balanced with vibrant acidity; deep in colour but deeply distinctive in dark cherry and chocolate flavour. At its offer price of £7.99 for the next couple of weeks, Pasqua’s version is a robust, sweetly spicy, good-value introduction.”

Price: £11.99, or £7.99 if you buy two bottles, majestic.co.uk

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