Veneto

Veneto, located in the North-East corner, is by far the largest producing region in the country, accounting for 20% of all wine made in Italy. Amarone, Valpolicella and Ripasso are the first wines that come to mind when people think about the Veneto, but almost three quarters of production is white or sparkling wine, including Prosecco. Polenta, boiled cornmeal, is the staple of the region. Toward the Venice coast, seafood dishes are quite popular, including salt cod, sardines and cuttlefish. Further inland, horsemeat, radicchio and mushrooms are commonly found. Bigoli, a long udon-type noodle, is seen fairly regularly as is tortellini, a small stuffed pasta.

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  • Fattoria-Conca-dOro-Prosecco-Millesimato-Conegliano-Extra-Dry

    Fattoria Conca d’Oro Prosecco Millesimato Conegliano Extra Dry 2019

    This is a superb example of Prosecco Superiore. The grapes grow on the beautiful hills of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene, a unique and incomparable place. The particular composition of the soil, the lay of the land and the rolling hills and valleys which are blessed with a favourable climate influenced by the mountains and the sea, all contribute to making an intensely aromatic Prosecco with a distinctive and elegant flavour. Fresh and fruity with green apples, grapefruit, banana and floral notes of acacia. Follows through with good acidity, making it fresh, harmonious and velvety.

    $22.60
  • Luigi-Righetti-Amarone-della-Valpolicella-Classico

    Luigi Righetti Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2016

    Righetti’s Amarone is produced from selected Corvina (70%), Rondinella (20%) and other indigenous varietals (10%) grown in the hills of the Valpolicella Classico DOC. The finest bunches of ripe grapes are placed in shallow, wood crates and left to dry over a period of 3-5 months. Thereafter, the grapes are pressed, the juice is fermented to dryness, and the wine is aged in large casks of Slavonian oak.

    $35.75
  • Luigi-Righetti-Campo-Tordi-Corvina

    Luigi Righetti Campo Tordi Corvina 2019

    Comprised of 100% Corvina, the primary varietal in wines such as Valpolicella Classico and Amarone della Valpolicella. Unlike these traditional wines, however, Campo Tordi is fermented in temperature controlled, stainless steel tanks as opposed to neutral Slavonian oak barrels. The result is a fresher more fruit driven expression of the Corvina grape. Look for notes of bright, red cherry fruit with a subtle bitter almond on the finish. Light tannins, balanced acidity. 12.7% alc

    $16.20
  • Luigi-Righetti-Campolieti-Valpolicella

    Luigi Righetti Campolieti Valpolicella 2018

    Medium ruby; intensely aromatic nose with strawberry, dried cherry, currants and hints of leather, autumn leaves and asian spice; dry, medium-bodied with classic ripasso flavours, a ripe, round palate and some wood tannins bringing complexity to the long and satisfying finish. 13.8% alc

    $21.95
  • Luigi-Righetti-Capitel-de-Roari-Amarone

    Luigi Righetti Capitel de Roari Amarone 2016

    All Amarone is the result of drying the grapes for 3 to 5 months prior to pressing. Capitel de Roari is Righetti’s premium amarone, coming from the best grape selection, and receiving delicate oak treatment.

    $41.20
  • Luigi-Righetti-Capitel-de-Roari-Amarone-375ml

    Luigi Righetti Capitel de Roari Amarone 375 mL 2016

    A well-balanced of Amarone that still exhibits much of the dark fruit flavours, earth and meaty components expected of this DOC. Aromas of black cherry and prunes joined by beefy and earthy aromas. Moves along the palate nicely with a mix of dark and dried fruit with some meatiness on the finish. Elegant but exhibiting good concentration. You will not find many wines at this price and quality.

    $20.85
  • Luigi-Righetti-Pinot-Grigio

    Luigi Righetti Pinot Grigio 2020

    Pinot Grigio is one of the top, internationally renowned Italian grape varietals and has become one the most highly regarded Italian white wines. Unlike many Pinot Grigio, Righetti’s shows good mid-palate weight and fruit concentration. The nose has floral aromas with overtones of pistachios and just a hint of honey. The palate is soft and round with a long, clean citrus finish. Starting in 2017, Pinot Grigio from Veneto has the option of being labeled as DOC, and Luigi Righetti chose to do so as a means of guaranteeing quality. 11.9% alc

    $16.45
  • Luigi-Righetti-Recioto-della-Valpolicella-Classico

    Luigi Righetti Recioto della Valpolicella Classico 2018

    Sweet and rich of fruit flavors. Cherries on the nose mixed with spices and hints of licorice. Well rounded tannins that gives velvety structure.

    $29.95
  • Luigi Righetti Ripasso Selezione 2018

    This is Luigi Righetti’s premium Ripasso, which is a selection of the best Valpolicella which is then macerated for 14 days on the skins from the Amarone. The sugars in the Amarone skins trigger a second fermentation, boosting the alcohol a bit and contributing some some rich, dried fruit flavours to the finished wine. It is then aged in small oak barrels for smoothness and adding notes of vanilla and spice.

    $24.95
  • luigi-righetti-sognum-cabernet-sauvignon

    Luigi Righetti Sognum Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

    This wine is inspired by the appassimento process used to produce the famous Amarone della Valpolicella. Because of the unusual production methods (for Cabernet Sauvignon anyway) this wine is somewhat different than Cabernet from California or Chile. Appassimento (the drying of grapes for about 40 days prior to pressing) gives the wine a concentrated, uniquely Veronese signature. Following the pressing of the dried grapes, fermentation takes place in French oak barrels where the wine remains for 6 months and spends an additional 6 to 8 months in bottle before release.

    $22.95
  • Luigi-Righetti-Valpolicella-Classico

    Luigi Righetti Valpolicella Classico 2018

    Valpolicella is the quintessential pizza and pasta wine, grown in the Veneto region of Italy, just north of Verona. Aromatic wine with cherries and a hint of almond. Lighter-bodied and predominantly fruity, it shows unusually good fruit concentration for Valpolicella, with lovely cherry fruit flavours, violets and a hint of white pepper.

    $16.20
  • nua-brut-vino-spumante

    Nua Brut – vino Spumante

    The Nua Brut is from one of Italy’s top Prosecco producers. Located in Milan, they have produced for us a special spumante to fit the price and style required. Although it is not 100% Glera (the Prosecco grape), we actually think it is a lot better as they have added Pinot Noir to our blend to give it more seriousness and some suggestive red fruit notes. This wine shows vibrant red apples, ripe citrus, honey and hazelnuts with a hint of toasty brioche. The bubbles are persistent and mouth filling and the wine finishes clean. A great bubbly at a fantastic price.

    $15.10
  • Terre Gaie Me•Mo Rosso 2017

    The Me-Mo Rosso is Terre Gaie’s interpretation of a modern and dynamic red wine. Fruit forward, rich and mouthwatering, showing generous red fruits complemented by spicy notes giving an overall impression reminiscent mountain herbs (amaro). The fresh and fruity Merlot is bolstered by the complexity contributed by 15% Montepulciano sourced from the winery estate vineyards. Not technically allowed in an Italian wine labeled Merlot, but it makes for a great combination.

    $15.55
  • Terre-Gaie-Pinot-Grigio

    Terre Gaie Pinot Grigio 2019

    Produced from 100% Pinot Grigio grapes grown in the new (since 2017) D.O.C. of “della Venezie”. This area encompasses the Italian provinces of the Veneto, Friuli Venezia Giulia and the Trento portion of the Trentino-Alto Adige region. Terre Gaie is a family run winery located in the Colli Euganei hills of the Veneto, which are a group of hills of volcanic origin, SW of Padua. Matured in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks, the Pinot Grigio della Venezie is light, dry and refreshing, with fine delicate acacia flower, citrus and nutty aromas. The palate follows through with fresh citrus and green apple notes.

    $14.75
  • Terre-Gaie-Prosecco-DOC

    Terre Gaie Prosecco DOC

    A product of the delicate, fruity, indigenous varietal Glera (formerly called Prosecco). Prosecco sparkling wine is produced using the Charmat Method, whereby the bubbles formed through a secondary fermentation are captured in special tanks, prior to bottling.

    $18.90
  • terre-gaie-vittorio

    Terre Gaie Vittorio 2015

    Named after Salvatore’s grandfather honouring his traditional winemaking techniques. This wine is made in minuscule amounts. This unique blend of Merlot along with the indigenous grapes of Veneto including Corvinone, Pattaresca, Turchetta come together in harmony to produce a fresh, food-friendly, full-bodied but very elegant red with great acidic backbone and pretty aromas including violet, morello cherry, mixed berries along with smoke and savory spice from new and second use barrique maturation.

    $42.85
  • Villa-Mattielli-soave-classico-campolungo

    Villa Mattielli Soave Classico Campolungo 2018

    The result of a semi-late harvest, this is an impressive benchmark Soave Classico. Bright, straw yellow and warm in colour, this wine offers up a perfumed nose with tropical fruit notes. It is medium-bodied, with good structure, with a light acidity which brightens up the palate. Refreshing mineral and citrus on the finish.

    $24.95
  • Villa-Mattielli-Valpolicella-Ripasso-San-Giacomo

    Villa Mattielli Valpolicella Ripasso San Giacomo 2017

    “Ripasso” Valpolicella wines are so named as they are Valpolicella wines which have undergone a second fermentation on the lees of an Amarone della Valpolicella. The result is a wine with a nature that sits somewhere between the entry level Valpolcella and the very robust Amarone.

    $31.95

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