Zinfandel, Petite Syrah
75cl * 13.5% ABV * Lodi, California
Scotto's fruit comes from one of the oldest and most distinctive Zinfandel (aka Primitivo) growing regions in Lodi in California. Zin fans (and anyone who is partial to a Big Red) will find much to enjoy here: plush, layered flavours of dark cherry, plum, cassis and wood spice, alongside a good thwack of vanilla and dark chocolate. Silky soft, but nevertheless gutsy, Scotto drinks well with the usual suspects - steak and red meat, but still has enough acidity to cut through richer braises and cheese-based dishes.