$25.99 x 12
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$20.00 – $29.99
Corvina & Veneto Blends
Red Table Wine
Valpolicella is the light, charming relative of Veneto’s appassimento red wines. Brigaldara’s Valpolicella Superiore is produced from equal parts indigenous varietals Corvina and Corvinone, with a small addition of Rondinella. Fruit comes from the winery’s southeast-facing Grezzana “Case Vecie” vineyard and smaller east-facing Grezzana vineyard, perched 450 metres above sea level. There is a significant swing between day and night temperatures here, and grapes ripen slowly and evenly. This particular environment produces fruit with generous acidity, characteristic spicy aromatics, and well-developed skin tannins.
Year after year, timing the harvest is extremely important for this wine, considering how the delicacy of its aromas and its balance depend heavily on the natural acidity of the grapes. Grapes are harvested by hand in late October and brought to the winery quickly to retain that sought-after bright acidity. After a brief cool soak, the wine is fermented in stainless steel. It sees at least one year in large Slavonian oak casks.
Valpolicella Superiore, remember, is a wine to drink every day. Its reward is true versatility at the table. Aromas are characteristic of Veneto’s valley vineyards: cherries and spice. On the palate, it is dry, velvety, and medium-bodied with silky tannins.
“Peppery red berries on the nose, but sweeter fruit on the palate. Medium-bodied with a lovely clean bead of fruit riding fine, well-integrated tannins to give a long, tasty finish. Delicious. Sustainable. Drink now.”
91 points, James Suckling, March 2023
“Casa Vecie is used for both Valpolicella and Amarone wines as a name given by the vineyard located in Grezzana – Valpantena, The vintage is near perfect and certainly ideal for this appellative level in a wine that speaks with purpose, drinks with fluidity and defines the parameters of what it means to be Valpolicella. The work is sustainable and laudable in every respect to complete a blend of 39 percent corvina, (30) corvinone and (31) rondinella that speaks so clearly you know this must be the place. The proverbial cherry and a wine so linear for the appellation to take the long road home. Drink 2022-2025. Tasted December 2022.”
91 points, Michael Godel, Wine Align, December 2022