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Allegrini La Poja 2008 750ml

Rated 95 - Aromas of cloves and spices as well as dark fruits. The asphalt and dark fruits in this wine show a beautiful depth and structure with...
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Bussola Amarone Classico Tb 2008 750ml

Rated 90 - Bussola's 2008 Valpolicella Classico Superiore TB is gorgeous. Savory herb notes meld into dark cherry and plum notes in this fleshy,...
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Marchesi Fumanelli Amarone 2008 750ml

Rated 90 - A juicy Amarone, elegant and balanced, with pretty rose petal and spice accents to ripe cherry and mulberry fruit. Supple tannins and a...

2008 Corvina Blend Veneto

Corvina grapes are most commonly associated with the Veneto region of Italy, where they have been grown successfully for centuries, and are a vital component of the region's viticultural identity. The Corvina varietal is famed around the world for its inclusion in such fine wines as Amarone and Valpolicella, where it is blended with small quantities of other grape varietals to produce wines of exceptional character and balance. The grapes themselves have a naturally high level of acidity, which often results in an aftertaste of bitter almonds. However, this bitterness is quite a sought for feature of this varietal, as it balances beautifully with the sour cherry notes also associated with the grape. Corvina grapes have a wonderfully potential for aging, and this process mellows the bitterness and acids present in the fruit, resulting in soft, complex and highly admired wines.
As historically one of the most important regions in the world regarding trade and experimentation, it comes as no surprise to discover that Veneto has always been a well respected and innovative wine region. This area of north-easterly area of Italy benefits greatly from a continental climate tempered by the Alps, and plenty of influence from the Germanic countries it is near to. Veneto is most commonly associated with beautifully elegant white wines, such as those of Soave, and has over ninety thousand hectares under vine. Impressively, within that area, over a third of the vineyards in the Veneto region have been granted official AOC status, and many of the sub-regions and appellations of Veneto have gone on to be world-famous in regards to quality. One such example is Valpolicella, where some of Italy's finest and most complex red wines are produced.