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...

 

Caveat
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. Recchia Poderi del Roccolo. Bardolino Chiaretto 2015

    A charming, fresh rosé with light strawberry fruit and a slight, creamy texture.


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  2. Righetti. Valpolicella Classico 2015

    Immediate and bright with floral cherry and damson fruit. An absolute classic un-messed with Valpolicella.


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  3. Recchia Poderi del Roccolo. Bardolino 2016

    Soft and easy cherry fruit and mineral and herb lifting it out of the ordinary. 


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  4. Case Bianche. Spumante 'Cuvee' Extra Dry

    A Ruinart'esque bottle compliments the excellence of this terrifyingly moorish spumante from Prosecco-masters, Case Bianche.


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  5. 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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  6. Angiolino Maule. Masieri Bianco 2015

    English apple, spice and mineral flavours, slightly honeyed with some almond on the finish.


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  7. Conte Emo. La Montecchia 'Fior D'Arancio' Spumante 2015

    A wine that never fails to amuse, joyous orange blossom with feisty, fresh grape flavours and just a touch of subtle lemon and grapefruit.


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  8. Filippi. Soave Classico 'Castelcerino' 2013

    Apricot and hazelnut, wet hay and pannacotta.  Finely textured with rich leesy fruit; mineral with apple, apricot and lime, beautifully floral.


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  9. Bionda. Valpolicella Classico 2014

    What a wine – almost like biting into an apple with the purest black cherry fruit, incredibly floral, an exceptional light red.


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  10. Case Bianche. Prosecco Superiore 'Vigna del Cuc' 2015

    A naturally gifted vintage, beautiful soft. fresh lemon and grapefruit backed with ripe herb and apricot.  Simplicity itself, with a crystalline purity.


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