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. Righetti. Valpolicella Classico 2015

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


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  2. 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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  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. 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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  5. 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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  6. Recchia Masua di Jago. Valpolicella Superiore 2014

    Damson, burnt caramel and fig aromas, elegant black cherry fruit, a touch of menthol, clove and strawberry jam.


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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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