Synopsis, Our Opinion: A noteworthy red Valpolicella that made a simple dinner memorable.
Producer/Winery: Carlo Venturini and his wife Alessandra
Zantedeschi; Azienda Agricola Monte Dall’Ora; Cariano, Italy.
Grape Variety: Corvina blend – 40% Corvina, 30% Corvinone, 20% Rondinella and 10% Oseleta & Molinara.
Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Valpolicella; Veneto, Italy.
Price: $32.45 (with a 10% mixed case discount)
Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Paired With: Home made ham & cheese braided stromboli and roasted tomato soup with pesto sauce.
Opened one hour before drinking. Clear ruby color with a slightly light brown rim. Musty cherry, tobacco and herbal aromas. A tad rustic, rich and intense mouthfeel, medium to full body although it looked and behaved in the glass like a thin, light body wine and a 100-grit texture. Very concentrated flavors including the dominant sour cherry and peppery spice with much less tart cranberry fruit. A large amount of well integrated acidity that really gives lift to the wine, delicious slightly grippy tannins and a long rich and spicy finish. This was a WOW Italian red wine. Abundant flavors, plenty of fresh acidity and tannins that gave it real character. Delicious with the simple dinner, but probably equally good with meats. We called it a noteworthy red Valpolicella that made a simple dinner memorable.
See our reviews of other Monte Dall’Ora wines.
Alcohol Content: 13%
Closure: Aluminium covered 45mm Natural cork.
UPC Code: Not available.
Imported by: Louis.Dressner selections; New York, New York.