Category Archives: Veneto

NV Sorelle Branco Prosecco di Valdobbiadene

branca_proseccoNot as impressed with this one on the retry but still delicious. On the nose, youthful, apple peach, tangerine, lemon, slight mineral, and not oaky. On the palate, dry, very ripe tree fruit, some banana, beautiful acidity, moderate fizz, with a pleasant finish. There are better values out there, but this wine still delivers.    

NV Sorelle Branco Prosecco di Valdobbiadene

I was extremely impressed with the deliciousness of this wine. Platinum in color. On the nose, youthful, medium+ intensity, banana, honeydew, cantaloupe, very floral, slight mineral, slight bready note, no oak, with faint earth. On the palate, dry, medium+ intensity, medium+ acidity, very pretty array of tropical melon fruit, loaded with bananas, rich mouth feel,…Continue Reading

2005 Allegrini Palazzo della Torre IGT

This was one of the one of the best wines at a tasting last week. Somewhat like Amarone, but only 30% of the grapes go through a shortened air drying period. The blend is 70% Corvina Veronese, 25% Rondinella and 5% Sangiovese, .On the nose, medium+ intensity, youthful black fruit, meat, smoked pork, tar, spice,…Continue Reading

2000 Allegrini Amarone della Valpolicella

A couple came in with this last week, but I don’t think they were a couple, more like japanese-american businessman in his late thirties with a lot of connections and attitude entertaining a moderately good looking but exposing too much cleavage kind of trampy girl looking for a little over-achieving, if you know what I…Continue Reading

2005 Allegrini La Grola IGT

70% Corvina Veronese, 15% Rondinella, 10% Syrah and 5% Sangiovese, call this a Super-Veronese. Browing ruby in color, medium intensity. On the nose, aroma, earth driven, lots of chalk, dried tea leaves stewed fruit, plums and figs. On medium the palate, dry, medium intensity, star anise, sour cherry, and clove. Good acidity, medium tannin, and…Continue Reading