The fear of an empty glass, (Cenosilicaphobic) cat takes its name from a cat that Chester had which had a liking for wine, but was not allowed to drink it! It is made from Sangantino 85%, and Cinsault 15%.
Chesters tasting notes: There is the expected element of red fruit, cherries and baked rhubarb, but there exists a raft of darker fruit characters such as mulberry, chocolate and liquorice that we don't necessarily see in this variety every year. As always, the dash of Cinsault brings a lavender like lift to the overall wine. The palate also speaks of the exceptional quality of the vintage. Sagrantino always makes quite a tannic, dry wine with mouth puckering acidity and minerality, a combination of crushed rock and those rhubarb like characters we mentioned on the nose. In 2010 however, we find the palate to be somewhat more textured than normal, adding another dimension of mouthfeel to the acid and tannin structure. The fruit is fleshier and the tannins more chewy than gritty. None the less, expect this wine to age extremely gracefully over the next 10-15 years. A cracking wine from a cracking vintage