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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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Bertani Amarone Della Valpolicella 2006 750ml

Rated 93+ - A classy effort, the 2006 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico is a magnificent wine that showcases the qualities and pretty nuances of...
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Bertani Secco-Bertani Original Vintage Edition 2012 750ml

Rated 90 - A finely tuned red, with flavors of black currant, Earl Grey tea and Asian five spice layered with a streak of smoky minerality and...
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Bolla Valpolicella 750ml

Ruby colour; cherry and spice hints on the nose; pleasantly crisp, fruity with black pepper in the finish, good quality.
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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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Bussola Amarone Tb Vigneto Alto 2003 750ml

Rated 94 - I remember tasting the 2003 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico TB Vigneto Alto when it was in barrel and the fermentations were very...

Italy Valpolicella 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.