warm, complex, enveloping aroma, with perfume of mature berries especially blueberry, blackberry and wild strawberries. On a second moment hints of plum, black cherries and vanilla, at the end light nuances of tobacco, dark chocolate and green pepper.
in the mouth it is warm, elegant, mature, complex and important. The long ageing in cement preserves all the exquisite peculiar flavour of the grapes, with notes of ripe berries, soft and pleasantly tannic. Long finish with a good aftertaste that calls for another glass.
this is a good conversation-meditation wine, excellent with strong meats like game and venison, meat stews and herby cheeses. It is also very good with fruit jam and desserts, particularly jam tarts and pastries.
try it with dark licorice-flavoured chocolate.
As a wine region, Veneto brings heft and history to the table. Its importance is in part due to the volume of Pinot Grigio it produces, and the massive growth in demand for Prosecco. However, continued recognition for other wines from the region, such as Valpolicella, Amarone, Soave and Bardolino help keep Veneto in the spotlight.
Valpolicella’s Four Styles of Wine
This area, more than any other Italian red, produces wines of style. That means the winemaker plays as much a role in the wine as terroir and fruit character.
The four key styles, from least to most intensity are: Valpolicella, Valpolicella Ripasso, Amarone della Valpolicella and Recioto della Valpolicella. All are predominately made with the same grapes (Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella and Molinara) so it’s winemaking technique that distinguishes them.