Christian Patat, a man who turns everything he touches into liquid gold. In his day job as a consultant oenologist, Christian travels all over Italy helping lesser mortals make their wines taste amazing. That means he knows where all the best grapes hide out, and is in the box seat to snaffle them before anyone else can get their cheque book out. Having learnt his thang in Burgundy, Priorat and all over Italy, Christian knows exactly how to craft sensational wines, the proof of the pudding in his blockbuster Appassimento.
Christian has kicked things up a notch with this intense, velvety, ruby red, Riserva from Salice Salentino. He describes this Italian Stallion as his Montepulciano on steroids. This is just bursting with juicy red fruits with just a dash of sophisticated spice. Perfect with food or without, but if you’re opting for the former, a nice mature cheddar and some anti-pasti will be divine. Crack this open and put your feet up. You deserve it.