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Cantina Tollo Gufo Rosso Terre di Chieti, Italy 2014

UntitledDavid Williams, writing in The Guardian, suggested a trio of wines to accompany a selection of Italian recipes curated by Joseph Trivelli this week, starting with this Italian red to match a creamy, cheesy pasta dish.

“There’s something unpretentious, rustic, and, not to beat about the bush, cheap about the dish, and I’d be looking for a red of similar qualities”, said Williams. “It would need to have acidity to cut through the fat of the cheese, and Italian reds are almost always good for that. Oddbins has a delicious candidate in Gufo Rosso from Abruzzo, which has the tartness of cherries and the juiciness of ripe plums, while Asda’s refreshing Wine Atlas Frappato 2014 (£4.97) is similarly juicy, soft and almost tannin-free, although with more of a soft strawberry tang.”

Price: £6.50, Oddbins

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