Three generations starting from the 1920s has lead to constant improvement and a dedication to quality wine-making. Minini makes a wide range of wines in the typical Italian tradition at great prices.
See the list below for the Minini wines that Adriatic brings to South Africa.
We recommend decanting each of these for a few hours before drinking in order to fully enjoy these old-world wines.
A traditional red varietal from Verona with a beautiful, bright hue and fruity flavours
Colour: Ruby red with garnet tinges
Nose: Maraschino cherries and almonds
Taste: Cherries and berries*
Food Pairings: Drink on its own or with grilled red meat
*Cherries and berries? Are cherries berries? It’s delicious any way.
A flavoursome, light and youthful wine that can be enjoyed on a lazy afternoon.
Nose: Cedar and cassis
Taste: Fresh and fruity with lingering cherries
Food Pairings: Drink on its own or with roasted meats
Full of raspberries but nice and dry on the palate.
Nose: Fresh raspberries, slightly vinous
Taste: Light and dry, raspberries, gentle tannins
Food Pairings: Drink on its own or with charcuterie
Frascati is a town in Rome in the Lazio region, the typical white wine from that area is also known as Frascati.
Colour: Pale gold
Nose: Candied lemon rind
Taste: Lemons, Grannysmith apple-like acidity with a subtle minerality dry and light
Food Pairings: Seafood (especially calamari)
The Soave grape is indigenous to the Soave commune of the Veneto region.
Taste: Crabapple with hints of sweet, creamy banana
Food Pairings: Creamy soups, risottos, panettone
A full-bodied wine made from Italy’s second most widely spread grape varietal
Nose: Fruity bouquet
Taste: Red and black fruit, good body
Food Pairings: Traditional Italian food like lasagne
A juicy and delicious blend from the shores of Lake Garda
Nose: Black berries
Taste: Sweet blackcurrant, juicy finish
Food Pairings: On it own or with delicate charcuterie: Parama ham, mild salame
Valpolicella Ripasso DOC
Complex with soft tannins – just beautiful
Colour: Deep ruby red with violet tinges
Nose: Liquorice, fruity notes
Taste: Red fruits; cherry, raspberry, touch of spiciness, gentle tannins
Food Pairings: Soft cheeses and on its own
Audax Pinot Noir IGT
Audax: Latin for bold or daring
Nose: Soft vinous notes
Taste: There is a distict minerlity
Food Pairings: Hard cheese
Alydar Sauvignon Blanc
Italian Sauvignon Blanc. Perfect with pasta.
Nose: Tropical fruits especially Papaya
Taste: Typical Sauvignon Blanc, guava, smooth and well-rounded
Food Pairings: Seafood, white pasta dishes
Nero D’Avola IGP
Colour: True red
Nose: Berries: mulberry, cranberry
Taste: Red and black fruit, plum, cranberry finish
Food Pairings: On its own, pasta