Verona, Veneto

Bertani

Secco-Bertani Vintage Edition Valpolicella Corvina Blend 2015

Before airing, nose was weird and furniture-like. But things normalized quickly. This is one of the more complex non-Ripasso Valpos out there (yes, I know it’s not officially DOC). Nose has bitter cherry, almond, tilled soil (almost like the smell of just-pulled carrots). Great balance, fruit and acid in abundance, soft mouthfeel, lighter weight. Tannins resolved. Bone dry. Finish is minerally and savory. Would work with a wide range of Italian food. I should note that the back label states that this was made in accordance with a 19th century traditional technique, including aging in chestnut and cherrywood barrels. — 4 days ago

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Angelo Casagrande

Angelo Casagrande

Perhaps that contributed to the bitter cherry- almond flavors?

Villa Cavarena

Valpolicella Corvina Blend 2019

Deep ruby color, almost garnet. Decent legs. Cherry and leather and bright red fruit on the nose. Maybe also pepper? Very lightly tannic rainier cherry, cranberry, and silky red fruit. It's good, but not my favorite Valpolicella blend. — 6 days ago

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Inama

Soave Classico Garganega 2020

This is fine but decidedly more tropical than my favorite examples from Soave. — 20 hours ago

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Bertani

Amarone della Valpolicella Corvina Blend 2009

Deep Ruby with aromas of dried fruits, savory spices and smoky notes. On the palate sweet plum and cherry flavors, savory, with citrus, licorice, pepper & cacao. Soft tannins, chewy on long finish, great balance with acidity, nice mouthfeel, ending with an oaky character. — 2 days ago

Alex, Paul and 3 others liked this

Bertani

Recioto della Valpolicella Valpantena Corvina Blend 2009

ESF
9.2

Just gorgeous - inky dark brooding, gobs of blackberry but more black cherry mingled with licorice (more anise), medicinal, forest floor, raisins & prunes. Silky sexy viscous fat across mid palate and then off to lingering echoing finish. Just wanted a bit more acidity thru finish, but for the age, relieved it showed so well. — 8 days ago

Bob, Andrew and 6 others liked this

I Campi

Campo Vulcano Soave Classico Garganega 2018

The wine has a yellow-gold glow in the glass and a mineral-laden nose, with zesty lemon, lime and orange aromas in addition to the smell of wet rocks, a nutty element and a faint florality. The palate follows suit, with salinity being the watchword. The finish is lengthy and dominated by a nutty apricot feel. Pair it with shellfish, other seafood or a mushroom risotto. — 11 days ago

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Aldrighetti

Le Bignele Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore Corvina Blend 2017

Cherry and raisins along with a slight mineral note like pencil lead. This is very inviting. The palate is well designed with a good acid drive, a sweet mouthfeel with a big bright cherry note and a bit of raisins too. There is a big bold midpalate with a bit of a grain and that nice drying effect that disrupts a sweet mouthfeel. The finish is fruit forward with notes of raisins, along with that great drying effect. This is very well made. — 8 days ago

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Ca 'Botta

Tenuta Cajò Amarone Della Valpolicella Corvina Blend 2014

What an interesting and delicious surprise. Dominant notes of thyme, earth, leather followed by cracked, smoky pepper. Medium to heavy bodied. Definitely will buy this again — a day ago

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Pieropan

Calvarino Soave Classico Garganega Trebbiano 2018

This Soave Classico has quite a yellow-gold color in the glass. The nose has aromas of apricot, Meyer lemon and minerals, but with an overriding earthiness to it. The palate delivers great minerality, apricot and lemon zest in the full mouthfeel. Acidity zings and leaves its calling card on the lengthy finish. — 10 days ago

Vanessa, Tom and 13 others liked this

Rengo

Valpolicella Classico Corvina Blend 2019

Traditional Valpolicella blend of Corvina (70%), Molinara (20%) and Rondinella (10%). Big cherry fruit aromas and flavors with notes of dark plums and chocolate. Fresh, rich and vibrant. Lighter in body than rippasso style wines from this area. Pleasant surprise. Outstanding QPR. — 2 days ago

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