Cantina Valpantena, `Torre del Falasco` Valpolicella 2018
|Wine Type||Red Wine|
|Body / Style||Soft & Supple, Light-Bodied Red|
|Grape Blend||75% Corvina/Corvinone , 25% Rondinella|
|Bottle Size (ml)||750|
|Special Features||Sustainable, Vegan|
|Extra Info||Drink lightly chilled|
|Food Pairing Guide||Serve lightly chilled with cold cuts of roast meat, fresh white cheese or fruity Wensleydale|
Torre del Falasco Valpolicella is a delightful, light red with a bright ruby red colour. The aromas of fresh cherry and almond blossom and clean and vibrant, and it has a lovely supple texture, with low tannin level and juicy cherry flavour. We think this is best served lightly chilled with a picnic, or cold cuts of roast meat, but is also great for those fresh white cheeses.
The Torre del Falasco wines are the standard bearers of this co-operative, situated in the Valpantena, northeast of Verona. Known as the ’valley of god’ to the ancient Greeks, this area is well-known for its high quality red wines, due partly to the soils but also because of the cool breeze that blows down the valley from the foothills of the Dolomites. Run by Luca Degani since 1995, the Cantina di Valpantena is now one of Italy’s best co-operatives, with 700 hectares of vineyard producing excellent quality fruit. Matt Thomson makes some of the Alpha Zeta wines here and has worked closely with them since 1999.