Category Archives: Veneto

2007 Trabucchi d'Illasi - Dandarin - Veneto IGT

When Corvina meets Syrah

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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Villa Merighi wines

Wines from Verona: Villa Merighi

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 Veneto wine that you should definitely try. Today I want to focus on the wines from Villa Merighi, a winery located about 20 kilometres east of Verona.

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Spring is coming: This Custoza Superiore has style

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 coming and this white wine should definitely be on your to-buy list. It has style and is a perfect choice for warm evenings on the porch.

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