Bertoldi

Gran Passione Rosso Veneto Corvina Merlot

8.931 ratings
9.03 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
Matt Lasater

Dark, plumy, fig, earthy. Tannins have the right presence and acidity lingers around on tue finish.

Dark, plumy, fig, earthy. Tannins have the right presence and acidity lingers around on tue finish.

Nov 6th, 2015
Renato Hoyle

Big, bold but smooth. Long. Nice balance and acid. Merlot makes it nice and round. Incredible value.

Big, bold but smooth. Long. Nice balance and acid. Merlot makes it nice and round. Incredible value.

Sep 8th, 2015
Adam Crane

2013

Aug 5th, 2014
Mark Helsom

$9 Rosso!

$9 Rosso!

Nov 10th, 2016
RobS

It's ok; not nearly as Amaronesque as some would suggest. Needs quite a bit more time in the bottle, but has some potential.

It's ok; not nearly as Amaronesque as some would suggest. Needs quite a bit more time in the bottle, but has some potential.

Nov 8th, 2016
Alan Rudy

Fruit forward. Cherry and warm berries on the nose, maybe some plum. Very tannic and a long taste. Needs to open. Decent value. Not very dry, mild acidity. Good with comfort food.

Fruit forward. Cherry and warm berries on the nose, maybe some plum. Very tannic and a long taste. Needs to open. Decent value. Not very dry, mild acidity. Good with comfort food.

Jan 23rd, 2016
Marcie Kaufman

Plums, cherries and spice on the nose. Raisins and earthiness when first sipped with a smooth, medium tannin finish. Wish I had bought more than 1 bottle!

Plums, cherries and spice on the nose. Raisins and earthiness when first sipped with a smooth, medium tannin finish. Wish I had bought more than 1 bottle!

Dec 30th, 2015
David Kitzmiller

Wonderful and affordable ($11) red table wine. Rich, silky Merlot flavor, full-bodied but with great structure and balance. A clear winner at 2 tastings I attended.

Wonderful and affordable ($11) red table wine. Rich, silky Merlot flavor, full-bodied but with great structure and balance. A clear winner at 2 tastings I attended.

Dec 7th, 2015
Clark Hale

Not good. Pruno with a pretty label.

Not good. Pruno with a pretty label.

Nov 26th, 2015