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Cesari Jema Corvina 2011 750ml

Rated 90 - Well-knit and elegant, this creamy red layers fine-grained tannins with flavors of black cherry puree, exotic spice, mineral and Earl...
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Maculan Fratta 2011 750ml

Rated 93 - The 2011 Fratta boasts the bolder, more extracted and fleshier style that has made this IGT blend of 35% Merlot and 65% Cabernet...
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Maculan Torcolato 2011 375ml

Rated 94 - This is a very powerful vintage of Torcolato with masses of creme brulée and burnt orange. Full body, very sweet and a long and...
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Masi Brolo Di Campofiorin Veronese Igt 2011 750ml

Rated 91 - The 2011 Campofiorin is an IGT Rosso del Veronese executed in a Ripasso style that sees a double fermentation on Amarone skins....
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Rocca Sveva Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso 2011 750ml

Rated 95 - This wine has a splendid nose of bruised cherry, Asian spice, mint, and plum reduction. The palate has similar flavors and features a...

2011 Italy Veneto

There are few countries in the world with a viticultural history as long or as illustrious as that claimed by Italy. Grapes were first being grown and cultivated on Italian soil several thousand years ago by the Greeks and the Pheonicians, who named Italy 'Oenotria' – the land of wines – so impressed were they with the climate and the suitability of the soil for wine production. Of course, it was the rise of the Roman Empire which had the most lasting influence on wine production in Italy, and their influence can still be felt today, as much of the riches of the empire came about through their enthusiasm for producing wines and exporting it to neighbouring countries. Since those times, a vast amount of Italian land has remained primarily for vine cultivation, and thousands of wineries can be found throughout the entire length and breadth of this beautiful country, drenched in Mediterranean sunshine and benefiting from the excellent fertile soils found there. Italy remains very much a 'land of wines', and one could not imagine this country, its landscape and culture, without it.

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.