Bigi Orvieto Classico Amabile Umbria 2014, Italy
The villa and tower where Matt, Matt and I spent the summer lies by Orvieto – where they make this. A hugely under-rated wine, especially in this style. People translate ‘amabile’ as medium-sweet but actually it’s just soft, peachy and with a rounded almond aroma. Simply beautiful afternoon sipping wine, perhaps whilst watching the tennis, the garden or the children. Don’t be fooled by the notion that good wine has to be steely and taut. Sometimes a gentle caress is what you need.