Veneto, Italy, WINE

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In Italy's northeast, Veneto straddles the figurative line between the culturally Germanic north and the Roman center and south of the country. It ranks behind Italy's other major wine regions in terms of both geographic area and importance, yet it supercedes them all in terms of production levels. Throughout the 1990s and into the 21st century, Veneto has quietly but steadily ramped up its standards of quality, and with that has come an increase in prestige among aficionados and collectors.

The main driver of this qualitative advance has been the Valpolicella sub-region, which offers an array of red wine styles to please just about any palate. While standard Valpolicella DOC wines tend toward the lighter side, as fruity, everyday drinkers, quality conscious winemakers have begun using a variety of methods in the cellar which gave rise to the various stylistic terms now found on many of the region's labels. More selective site sourcing of fruit and restricted yields have helped differentiate Valpolicella Classico from the less geographically distinct, mass production areas of the region. The ripasso and passito winemaking methods have also lent sophistication to the basic blueprint of the wines. The latter of the two is the foundation for the region's greatest wines, those of the Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG. This designation requires the grapes to be dried before pressing, in order to concentrate the sugars, tannins, and phenolics. The results are worlds apart from basic Valpolicella, with heady, dense, almost sweet profiles and the structure to age gracefully for many years. The Valpolicello Ripasso DOCG denotes wines that have undergone a second fermentation in contact with used passito skins, which creates, in effect, a lighter, more approachable Amarone style of wine. Quality can still vary, but in a general sense, these styles have seen nothing but steady improvement over the past two decades or so.

The Veneto is also home to significant white grape cultivation, and the most famous style is arguably the world's most popular sparkling wine for volume consumption. Prosecco was once a catch-all term used liberally all over Italy, but since 2009 the name has been protected by DOC regulations and quality has consequently risen. Three DOCG sub-zones of Prosecco are now recognized, the finest of which, Conegliano-Valdobbiadene, produces attractive, refreshing spumante and frizzante wines that offer great enjoyment for the price. Still white wine production in the Veneto is highlighted by the wines of Soave, made from the Garganega grape and perhaps Italy's most famous white wine DOC. As with red Chianti, production volume was such that in order to differentiate quality levels, separate DOCGs were formed with Superiore and Classico representing the apex and middle tiers, respectively.

Veneto has had its fair share of hurdles to overcome, notably indigenous varietals that require some degree of technical manipulation in the cellar, as well as broadly general geographic designations that require tightening. But the region is here to stay, and its recent track record suggests that there are only better things to come down the road.

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Originally made as an accident, the sweet white wine made from botrytis-affected grapes (Garganega, Trebbiano, Saorin) has only been released a few times. The gem is only created in great vintages and is then banished (as the name Bandito suggests) for a decade or so before making an appearance… ...
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Quintarelli IGT Veneto Passito Bianco Amabile del Cere 2007  (#333664)

Dessert Wine from Veneto, Italy

Originally made as an accident, the sweet white wine made from botrytis-affected grapes (Garganega, Trebbiano, Saorin) has only been released a few times. The gem is only created in great vintages and is then banished (as the name Bandito suggests)…

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94 points James Suckling: The balance in this Amarone is so beautiful with chocolate, berry, walnut and cedar character. Medium to full body, polished and silky tannins and a flavorful finish. Always in balance. Wonderful to drink now. (11/25/18) ...
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Masi Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Costasera 2013  (#334943)

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94 points James Suckling: The balance in this Amarone is so beautiful with chocolate, berry, walnut and cedar character. Medium to full body, polished and silky tannins and a flavorful finish. Always in balance. Wonderful to drink now. (11/25/18)

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Not yet reviewed; 2009 vintage rated Three Glasses by Gambero Rosso: Their 2009 Amarone is an almost transparent ruby garnet wine with an elegant aromatic profile. It unfolds slowly, with super-ripe fruit followed by spices and crushed flowers. Finally a delicate and unwavering minerality emerges.… ...
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Quintarelli Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2011  (#334994)

Other Red Blends from Veneto, Italy

Not yet reviewed; 2009 vintage rated Three Glasses by Gambero Rosso: Their 2009 Amarone is an almost transparent ruby garnet wine with an elegant aromatic profile. It unfolds slowly, with super-ripe fruit followed by spices and crushed flowers.…

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Recioto made the Valpolicella region famous well before Amarone. The most perfect grapes are dried, creating this intensely flavored, long-lasting elixir that is one of the world’s finest 'closers.' This vintage-of-the-decade bottling is named in honor of Roberto Ferrarini, Giuseppe Quintarelli’s… ...
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Quintarelli Recioto della Valpolicella Classico A Roberto 2007  (#333670)

Dessert Wine from Recioto della Valpolicella DOCG, Veneto, Italy

Recioto made the Valpolicella region famous well before Amarone. The most perfect grapes are dried, creating this intensely flavored, long-lasting elixir that is one of the world’s finest 'closers.' This vintage-of-the-decade bottling is named in…

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90 points Wine & Spirits: There's a hint of complexity in the interplay between this wine's gentle sweetness and crisp acidity, like biting into a freshly picked ripe pear. It's lean and focused, a match for warm goat cheese on crostini. ...
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Sorelle Bronca Prosecco Extra Dry NV  (#300548)

Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Prosecco DOCG, Veneto, Italy

90 points Wine & Spirits: There's a hint of complexity in the interplay between this wine's gentle sweetness and crisp acidity, like biting into a freshly picked ripe pear. It's lean and focused, a match for warm goat cheese on crostini.

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88 points Wine & Spirits: A crisp Prosecco with scents of almonds and rising bread dough, this feels luscious on the palate. Its rich marzipan sweetness cleans up in a tart green apple finish, balanced for aperitifs. (Aug 2014) ...
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La Marca Extra Dry Prosecco di Conegliano NV  (#307602)

Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Prosecco DOCG, Veneto, Italy

88 points Wine & Spirits: A crisp Prosecco with scents of almonds and rising bread dough, this feels luscious on the palate. Its rich marzipan sweetness cleans up in a tart green apple finish, balanced for aperitifs. (Aug 2014)

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99 points James Suckling: This is a huge and impressive wine, but somehow graceful and subtle. It packs an eclectic array of brambleberry compote, violet essence, eucalyptus, oyster shell, pure iodine, vanilla, resin, tar, cassis, plum liqueur and hot stones. You can only stand back in awe as one… ...
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Zenato Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Sergio Zenato Riserva 2013  (#335080)

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99 points James Suckling: This is a huge and impressive wine, but somehow graceful and subtle. It packs an eclectic array of brambleberry compote, violet essence, eucalyptus, oyster shell, pure iodine, vanilla, resin, tar, cassis, plum liqueur and…

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94 points James Suckling: A very rich and spicy nose of kirsch, sweet morello cherries, spice box, hazlenuts and vanilla beans with dried dark cherry cake and lots of cedar, too. Full body, sweet fruit, vibrant acidity, ripe and round tannins and a fruit-forward finish. Always excellent. Drink now. … ...
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Dal Forno/Romano Valpolicella Superiore 2012  (#333510)

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94 points James Suckling: A very rich and spicy nose of kirsch, sweet morello cherries, spice box, hazlenuts and vanilla beans with dried dark cherry cake and lots of cedar, too. Full body, sweet fruit, vibrant acidity, ripe and round tannins and a…

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95 points James Suckling: A beautifully crafted and focused red with dark-berry and walnut character. Full-bodied and very polished with a deep, silky tannin structure and a long, long finish. Drink or hold. (1/22/19) ...
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Campagnola Amarone della Valpollicella Classico 2015  (#333936)

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95 points James Suckling: A beautifully crafted and focused red with dark-berry and walnut character. Full-bodied and very polished with a deep, silky tannin structure and a long, long finish. Drink or hold. (1/22/19)

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Light straw color. Fine, elegant, clean and intense aroma, dry flavor with pleasant green apple aftertaste. Lively, and easy to drink. Excellent as aperitif, hors d'oevres, seafood salads and fish dishes. Perfect with white meats and light meals. ...
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Campagnola Pinot Grigio Veneto 2017  (#333228)

Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio from Veneto, Italy

Light straw color. Fine, elegant, clean and intense aroma, dry flavor with pleasant green apple aftertaste. Lively, and easy to drink. Excellent as aperitif, hors d'oevres, seafood salads and fish dishes. Perfect with white meats and light meals.

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94 points Wine Enthusiast: Exotic spice, mature black-skinned fruit, espresso and French oak are just some of the aromas you'll find on this delicious, full-bodied red. Boasting an enviable combination of concentrated flavors and elegance, it delivers flavors of ripe black cherry, prune steeped in… ...
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Allegrini Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2014  (#334796)

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94 points Wine Enthusiast: Exotic spice, mature black-skinned fruit, espresso and French oak are just some of the aromas you'll find on this delicious, full-bodied red. Boasting an enviable combination of concentrated flavors and elegance, it…

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Even more rare and exclusive than the standard Valpolicella is the single vineyard Ca' del Merlo ('House of the Blackbird'). This is a single-site selection of 55% Corvina, 30% Rondinella, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, Nebbiolo, Croatina, and Sangiovese. It is made in the Ripasso style and aged in large… ...
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Quintarelli Ca' del Merlo Rosso Veneto 2011  (#334993)

Other Red Blends from Veneto, Italy

Even more rare and exclusive than the standard Valpolicella is the single vineyard Ca' del Merlo ('House of the Blackbird'). This is a single-site selection of 55% Corvina, 30% Rondinella, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, Nebbiolo, Croatina, and Sangiovese.…

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