Corvina and Rondinella form the basis of every Amarone della Valpolicella, one of Italy’s signature wines. Rarely do wineries blends these grape varieties with international grapes like Syrah or other Italian grapes like Teroldego which is primarily grown in Trentino-Alto Adige. One of producers who broke with this convention is Tabucchi d’Illasi with their 2007 Dandarin Veneto IGT.
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In February, I wrote about Summa, a delicious Custoza Superiore produced by Cantina Gorgo, which is perfect for warm spring evenings. Today I want to highlight one of Cantina Gorgo’s red wines: 2012 Monte Maggiore Bardolino Superiore DOCG. I “discovered” this wine during my trip to VinItaly in March. I like it so much that I brought multiple bottles back to
When it comes to wine, the Veneto is known mostly for Amarone and Prosecco di Valdobbiadene but the region is home to many other interesting wines including 13 DOCG and 21 DOC titles. The diversity is incredible and ranges from bold reds to light sparklers. Not too long ago, I wrote about a Custoza Superiore from Cantina Gorgo – A
Granted, Custoza does not have the best reputation. For decades high yield and an on average low quality were responsible for the wine’s rather poor standing. This trend is starting to change and Custoza now exists in a variety of qualities. Last December, I received a bottle of 2013 Cantina Gorgo Summa Custoza Superiore DOC as gift. Spring is
Over the last couple of weeks I’ve tasted a bunch of wines from the Valpolicella and have also attended two Valpolicella tastings. At the end of this post I will share all my tasting notes with you. The Valpolicella The Valpolicella is a pattern of different valleys between Lake Garda and the mountain chain of the Monti
Last week I was inviting some friends for a dinner over and as time passed by some very good wine bottles were uncorked. Today’s review is dedicated to the 2001 Serafini & Vidotto Il Rosso dell’Abazia. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. I will mention the other wines at the end of
While I was grocery shopping the other day I stumbled over a bottle of Amarone della Valpolicella Classico. Usually I don’t buy wine at the supermarket but an Amarone for just 14.99€? How in the world is that possible? I asked myself how this would taste and so I decided to buy a bottle of