The reality in the UK today is that around 40% of the cost of a bottle of wine at £6.50, like this one, is tax. Once you take away transport and bottling costs etc. that doesn't give the winery a huge amount of room to manoeuvre. Quite often unfortunately that can mean a race to the bottom in terms of quality in order to preserve a wine at a 'cheap' price on the shelf. That is something we have never done and will never do here. You can look at different ways of doing things, as in the instance of this wine - The Rambler Red.
This wine is made in Piedmont by one of Italy's leading co-operatives, Araldica. Araldica is also quite big which means that it can exercise its economies of scale to produce a good drinking wine without sacrificing quality. In addition to this (this is the really curve ball bit) is that it is non-vintage i.e. not from one specific year. Before you run off it is worth mentioning that the EU has had for awhile now an 85% rule which means that you may think you're drinking a 2016 Chilean Merlot but 15% might not be from Chile, or from 2016, or even be Merlot!
This vino rosso (sounds better in Italian) is predominately made from Barbera, a native Piedmontese grape, and is medium-bodied with soft red fruit flavours, fresh acidity, mild tannins and is a perfect pizza/pasta wine.
£6.50 mixed 6 price - click here to buy