The Veneto

Native Vines:


• Corvina
• Raboso


• 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...


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. Conte Emo. La Montecchia Cabernet Franc 'Godimondo' 2014

    A very impressive wine, gentle blueberry fruit, shot through with violet, fresh herb, mint and camomile. A subtle, light and complex wine. 12.5%

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  2. Case Bianche. Prosecco 'Antico' 2013

    Green apple and herb, more floral and mineral than fruit.  The process means it is a little cloudy and throws some sediment, nought taken out, it’s quite something.

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  3. Conte Emo. La Montecchia. Raboso 'Forzate' 2011

    A dark and brooding spiced wine with drying tannins and spot on good acidity - a very fine vintage of this wine.

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  4. 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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  5. Col Sandago. Prosecco Passito (50cl)

    L183 Honeyed, marmalade, supple fresh, delicate and fine.

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Col Sandago. Wildbacher Metodo Classico

    A fine, taught, mineral spumante.  Gentle mousse and complex red berry fruit nuance, this is the first release of this wine and whilst it may not quite be the finished article, it is a truly fascinating Blanc de Noir.

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  9. Primovolo 2007

    Every constituent wine enjoyed an excellent vintage, Giordano’s Merlot is deep and velvety, Sergio’s Sangiovese is masculine and full and Andrea’s Barbera is generous in energetic bramble-charged fruit.

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