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  • Writer's pictureTony Elvin

Gladiator with Wine

Updated: Apr 23

Thank you so much to everyone that joined us for our screening of 'Gladiator with Wine' at The Electric on Saturday night.

Read on for details on all the wines from the evening, our gallery of photos, and bunch of trivia.

As promised, these are the wines we enjoyed ...

Wines fit for the Emperor

Passerina, Marche, Italy, Waitrose Found Range £9.99

An ancient rare grape variety found in Marche on the East Coast of Central Italy.

Rich golden colour in a Ruinart Champagne style bottle, delicate jasmine on the nose. Citrus leading to notes of apple and peach on the palate.

'When in Rome' Pecorino, Abbruzo, Italy, Sainsbury's £10.00

Another ancient grape, Pecorino is not just a cheese but a fantastic wine from the mountain slopes of the Abruzzo, below Marche on the East Coast. This wine actually takes it's name from the 'Pecora', the sheep that nibble on the grapes.

A crisp, refreshing white with balanced acidity and brimming with aromas of ripe yellow pear, crunchy apples and sage

Araldica Gavi, Piemonte, Italy, Majestic £9.99

(£8.99 as part of a mixed case of six)

Made from the Cortese grape, this could be Tony's favourite white wine. DOCG wine from Piemonte on the West Coast, 'foot of the mountain'. In a region best known for reds, Barolo, Barbera, Barbaresco and Dolcetto, this wine is a stand out.

Notes of lemon, lime and white flowers.

Baron Amarillo Ribera Del Duero, Spain, Aldi £7.49

This wine represents The Spaniard, Maximus. Bold, powerful and intriguing. From the rocky Northern Plateau in Castille y Leon, along Duero river, which becomes the Douro as it winds it's way through Portugal, to Porto and the Atlantic Ocean.

Rich dark fruits abound, this silky red from the Tempranillo grape is a Rioja beater.

'Nero Oro' Nero D’Avola Appasiamento Majestic £9.99

(£8.99 as part of a mixed case of six)

Sicily is famous for The Godfather, Mount Etna, Nero D'Avola and Grillo.

This wine is a Majestic favourite and made using the appassimento process. Appassimento is the process of natural partial dehydration of grapes to produce a greater concentration of colours, aromas and flavours in the wine whereby the grapes, once picked in bunches are left to dry on straw mats in huge lofts making a wine of greater concentration. The name comes from The Passion required to make them, the additional time it takes in preparation of such a wine.

Dried cherry and violet aromas give way to intense porty, plummy flavours of red fruit and vanilla.

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