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.
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An homage to one of Italy’s finest wines and a beautiful experience, from Valpolicella Classico (the light one), to Superiore (almost Pinot-like), to the Ripasso (getting big now) and then the Amarones (huge).
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.