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Montecariano-valpolicella-classico-2013
Color:
Red
Body/Type:
Light Bodied
Style:
Traditional
Size:
Bottle, 750 ml
Winery:
Montecariano
Grapes:
Corvina and Rondinella
Serve At:
50°-54° F
Region:
Italy > Veneto > Amarone Classico

A subtle red, tightly knit right now, with fine-grained tannins and crushed black currant, cassis, smoky stone and spice box flavors. The fresh finish is lightly chewy. Corvinone, Corvina, Rondinella, Molinara - traditional method of class.

Montecariano is a boutique estate in the heart of the Valpolicella classico DOC, just South of San Pietro in Cariano.  They have vines planted over 60 years ago in the traditional pergola training system, in soils that are rich in minerals from ancient marine fossils. The Gini-Galtarossa family manages their estate with the utmost care and attention to detail, producing top quality Valpolicella and Amarone wines in miniscule quantities.

Veneto is one of the most prolific wine regions in Italy. Verona, its capital, has been an important wine center since Roman times. Commercial success hasn't always had beneficial effects on the wines. Since the 1970s perceptions of Veneto's most venerable wines - notably Valpolicella and Soave - have suffered thanks to overproduction and the inferior quality of big producers. Thanks to a new generation of small producers who tend their own vines and make their own juice, Veneto's comeback is picking up momentum. The new wines are refreshing and nuanced, whether red or white. Tastes are changing again and these wines are right for the times - all the more so because they offer unbeatable price/quality.

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