Veneto

The Veneto

Native Vines:

Red

• Corvina
• Raboso
 

White

• Garganega
• Glera (Prosecco)
 
Important Wines
• Amarone della Valpolicella
• Prosecco Superiore
• Soave
• Pinot Grigio
• Bardolino
• Valpolicella
• Raboso del Piave
• Colli Berici Tai Rosso
• Colli Euganei Rosso
• Breganze Rosso

 

The drivers of Venetian wine have long been Soave and Valpolicella, more recently they have been joined by Prosecco and Pinot Grigio.  There is an emerging confidence, largely founded on the world-class wines of Amarone and Soave.

There are many terroir of real significance in the Veneto and pockets of winemakers who are worth seeking out; Zonta (Due Santi) in Bassano del Grappa (Breganze DOC) are fantastic, the Raboso and Sauvignon of the Piave is unique, the Tai rosso from Piovene Porto Godi in Colli Berici is particularly good and the Muscat passito (Fior d’Arancio) and spumante from the Colli Euganei is irresistible. 

 

our Veneto selection by Winemaker / Estate...

 

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Bat and Bottle is Emma and me, there are no teams of copywriters or agencies helping us out and we are constantly limited by time.  For excellent sources of information go to my blog where I have embedded useful links.  These scribblings are personal and flawed. 

 

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  1. Vicentini. Soave 'Terrelunghe' 2015

    Ripe apricot and almond aromas, it was a hotter than average vintage and the fruit is subsequently fuller with roast chestnut and almond flavours woven through fresh lemon and pink grapefruit.


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  2. Righetti. Valpolicella Ripasso 'Campolieti' 2012

    Coffee, chocolate and ripe fruit on the nose, there is more than hint of Amarone in the background. This is a full and forward wine that is delicious when young and always has the structure to improve for years.


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  3. Conte Emo. La Montecchia 'Ca Emo' 2014

    Dried Raboso grapes have been added to the assemblage releasing an element of raucous joy.  Deep, damson laced red with fig and caramel flavours, soft inviting and open, an absolute pleasure


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  4. Conte Emo. La Montecchia Carmenere 'Progetto Recupero' 2009

    This is a full wine with deep concentrated fruit, all damson and bramble, shot through with spice.


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  5. Conte Emo. La Montecchia Merlot 2014

    A fascinating Merlot which is simply fantastically drinkable with its fresh, minty, sour cherry fruit which developed real weight and structure over twelve months. 

    The top wines of the estate were not made in 2014 so this wine had access to the best fruit.


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  6. Vicentini. Soave Superiore 'Il Casale' 2014

    Mineral with intense, taut lime, elderflower and apricot fruit.  Simply beautiful white flowers on the nose.  A wine which refreshes and challenges.  An absolute classic.


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  7. Recchia. Le Vigne Bianche Passito 2013

    Delicuously sweet without being cloying


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  8. Conte Emo. Capodilista 'Ireneo' 2009

    Very pure cassis, very old school, pepper and spice and the gentlest of measures.  A complex and elegant wine, light on tannins.  Warm and well rounded.


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  9. Bionda. Valpolicella Classico Superiore 'Casal Vegri' 2012

    A serious release of this single vineyard wine, firm mature tannin, deep and elegant fruit.  A wine which reflects the vendemmnia and altitude of this Merano site and attitude of the Castellani men.


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  10. Col Sandago. Wildbacher 2007

    Drying tannin, loganberry to cassis, perhaps some damson, hedgerow, tobacco, earthy mushrooms and leather, really a very elegant wine.


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