Verona, Veneto

Tenuta Valleselle

Pieve San Vito Bardolino Classico Corvina Blend 2016

There is a bit of caramel, licorice and cherry with some rose petal scent on this nose. A wide spectrum of scents and feelings to associate it with. The palate is really easy going with a good acid drive, rather straight forward, some matter, some grip on the sides, a spherical mid palate and tannins which tend to expand it and make it wider before a finish with red fruit notes and a fresh after taste that last for a while. Second attempt with this wine in this vintage and it clearly leads me to dig dipper into bardolinos. — 5 days ago

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Allegrini

Palazzo della Torre Veronese Corvina Blend 2015

Always a great value and an easy go to. — 7 days ago

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Stefano Accordini

Acinatico Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Corvina Blend 2015

Opening sweet, but finishing rather dry. Lots of cherries and plum, leather, chocolate and mokka. Still tanine drying off — 18 days ago

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Martijn

Martijn

Amarone week WJ?
Willem Jan Withagen

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Wanted to compare this wine versus the Speri of last week. And this is even thicker than the Speri, extreem packed with flavour, but still lots of tanine to make me put it away for a few more years. ATM I like the Speri just a bit more. Perhaps also try one of the Zenatos??
That is twice the price, but also twice the quality?

Suavia

Soave Classico Superiore Le Rive Garganega 2016

This pairs well with cheese and probably spicy food, but I just can’t get excited about late harvest wines. I won’t hold it against the producer, who has really impressed me of late. — 7 days ago

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Corte Gardoni

Greoto Bianco di Custoza Garganega Blend 2018

Herbs, melon, citrus, and sea salt. Med-full bodied with very nice acidity. This is lights out for the price. — 6 days ago

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Recchia

Ca' Bertoldi Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Corvina Blend 2011

Despite how much I like Amarone, this one wasn’t exactly good. One could taste ripped grapes, but it was bitter. I guess this one was a little too old (2011). I had newer ones from this winery that tasted much better. — 2 days ago

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Pieropan

La Rocca Soave Classico Garganega 2017

This does show its wood elevage, but when drunk side by side with the Calvarino, it’s a fun and interesting contrast as opposed to being overly intrusive. This has plenty of material - it almost comes off Burgundian, but a bit less chalky — 10 days ago

Ca' La Bionda

Valpolicella Classico Corvina Blend 2018

@Dave Kahler nails this one. Blind, I would have said definitely French. There’s something bready on the nose that you don’t smell in many Italian wines. — 5 days ago

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Severn, Andrew and 17 others liked this

Zenato

Classico Superiore Valpolicella Corvina Blend 2017

Complex, long and surprisingly elegant. I’m thinking Zenato gets a bad rap in Italy because it’s a big operation. (And they seem make a lot of mediocre Lugana and Pinot Grigio. Although the PG is not terrible as far as PG from Veneto goes.) — 11 days ago

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Pieropan

Calvarino Soave Classico Garganega Trebbiano 2017

The single vineyard Calvarino is a bargain, well worth every penny. Candied lemon, stone fruit, very floral with blossom and elderflower and a stony background. Fresh acidity with good fruit intensity, strong mid palate and a salty finish. — 6 days ago