Bertoldi

Gran Passione Rosso Veneto Corvina Merlot

8.9630 ratings
8.628 pro ratings
Veneto, Italy
Merlot, Corvina
Beef, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, Exotic Spices, Lamb, White Rice, Baking Spices, Herbs, Pasta, Chicken, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Pork, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Severn Goodwin

Thursday night Rosso to go with a simple pasta dish tonight. Notes forthcoming...

Color is a very deep purple, looking like one of those wines you're going to be cautious with spillage, likely a permanent stainer.

Nose is still tight, giving up dark berry fruits and green pepper right now. (Update, vegetal/methoxypyrazine aromas have dissipated, loads of black fruits are flowing out of the glass.)

Palate is all blackberry, black cherry and sweet blueberry, tannins are quite gentle.

I'm expecting some improvement as we gain more air time tonight. BTW $12, this wine's a steal, I always love finding budget wines that really deliver!

Thursday night Rosso to go with a simple pasta dish tonight. Notes forthcoming...

Color is a very deep purple, looking like one of those wines you're going to be cautious with spillage, likely a permanent stainer.

Nose is still tight, giving up dark berry fruits and green pepper right now. (Update, vegetal/methoxypyrazine aromas have dissipated, loads of black fruits are flowing out of the glass.)

Palate is all blackberry, black cherry and sweet blueberry, tannins are quite gentle.

I'm expecting some improvement as we gain more air time tonight. BTW $12, this wine's a steal, I always love finding budget wines that really deliver!

Jun 8th, 2018
Meg Herring

Very fruity. Red and black berries all mashed up together. While it needs a chill, the wine bar I was out served it downright cold. ๐Ÿ™„

Very fruity. Red and black berries all mashed up together. While it needs a chill, the wine bar I was out served it downright cold. ๐Ÿ™„

Apr 19th, 2018
Sharon B

Slightly acidic at first but after a short decanter itโ€™s very smooth. Tastes of currant and raspberry.

Slightly acidic at first but after a short decanter itโ€™s very smooth. Tastes of currant and raspberry.

Dec 18th, 2017
Corey Zamora, CSW

Almost too fruit forward, like an amarone and a zin had a baby. New world styled

Almost too fruit forward, like an amarone and a zin had a baby. New world styled

8 people found it helpfulJul 10th, 2014
Norman Acosta

macerated blk berries.. ripe round tannins. med plus acid

macerated blk berries.. ripe round tannins. med plus acid

3 people found it helpfulAug 27th, 2014
Bob Willingham

Incredibly good Amarone style that tastes like it should have cost significantly more than $15!served it with a pasta dish with Italian sausage, spinach, tomatoes, Parmesan and Mozzarella cheeses and it paired perfectly.

Incredibly good Amarone style that tastes like it should have cost significantly more than $15!served it with a pasta dish with Italian sausage, spinach, tomatoes, Parmesan and Mozzarella cheeses and it paired perfectly.

2 people found it helpfulMay 9th, 2015
brando cox

unmemorable. a bit fruit forward. a decent value for 12$. a hunt of vanilla /oak but only slight. decanted 1hr

unmemorable. a bit fruit forward. a decent value for 12$. a hunt of vanilla /oak but only slight. decanted 1hr

1 person found it helpfulSep 11th, 2017
Ron D
8.5

Grapefruit notes. Would pair well with a scallop pasta.

Grapefruit notes. Would pair well with a scallop pasta.

1 person found it helpfulMay 25th, 2015
Marianne Rhodes

Perfect with pizza!

Perfect with pizza!

1 person found it helpfulDec 27th, 2014
Jenny Ismert

Delicious $15 bottle, drinks like a $40 bottle. Similar to Mara.

Delicious $15 bottle, drinks like a $40 bottle. Similar to Mara.

1 person found it helpfulSep 8th, 2014