Originally Posted by aravenel
That's interesting... How was it?
Drinking now - very good actually. Surprisingly light in body considering the 13.5% ABV, not as heavy, or intensely deep for that matter, as the higher end cabs they make very well here in Veneto (which are also some of my favs.). To use a few cliches, slightly earthy, jam / blackcurrant, silky, good long finish. Not as "corposo" as the chap in the wine shop said, but then again I consider Amarone full bodied.
I was really hoping to get something with a more French flavour due to the severe lack of any affordable French wine available in Italy and I suppose this would be it. Very good for €11.50.
However, I'm really enjoying drinking wine from Trentino / Alto Adige / Südtirol (whatever you want to call it...) at the moment and if I see it I'll get it and try it out. After having cycled through it quite a few times it really is perfect wine growing territory. I think it has a bit of a minor rep. here which means that you can buy a good bottle without paying for the hype - same for anything not valpolicella based in Veneto.Edited by Ich_Dien - 2/21/13 at 11:01am