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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  • Mixed-Case-Luigi-Righetti-Sampler-#4

    Mixed Case – Luigi Righetti Sampler #4

    The Righetti winery holds a special place in all our hearts here at SWC as it was the first winery, we ever imported to Ontario more than 30 years ago! Founded in 1909, the estate is now run by brothers Gianni and Giuseppe Righetti. From the beginning, the Righettis have specialized in production of the typical wines of the Valpolicella region – Pinot Grigio, Vapolicella, Ripasso and Amarone. Not to rest on their laurels, they have also developed new products such as rosé and even Cabernet Sauvignon. They are all here in this special limited time selection.

    $25.00
  • Fattoria-Conca-dOro-Prosecco-Millesimato-Conegliano-Extra-Dry

    Fattoria Conca d’Oro Prosecco Millesimato Conegliano Extra Dry 2021

    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.

    $24.95
  • Luigi-Righetti-Campolieti-Valpolicella

    Luigi Righetti Campolieti Valpolicella 2020

    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. 13.9% alc

    $24.50
  • Luigi-Righetti-Capitel-de-Roari-Amarone

    Luigi Righetti Capitel de Roari Amarone 2018

    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.

    $48.50
  • Luigi-Righetti-Pinot-Grigio

    Luigi Righetti Pinot Grigio 2021

    Righetti’s Pinot Grigio 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. The production of Pinot Grigio was elevated to DOC status in 2017 with the adoption of the “delle Venezie” production area which includes the entire regions of Veneto, Friuli Venezia Giulia and Trentino.

    $19.95
  • Luigi Righetti Ripasso Selezione 2020

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

    $26.95
  • Luigi-Righetti-Rose

    Luigi Righetti Rosé 2021

    This is really a Valpolicella blend in the form of a Rosé wine. Modern and refreshing given the ferment and maturation in stainless steel. Pale salmon in colour, aromas of raspberry, rose petal, white peach and a hint of thyme. Palate is layered with cherry, and red berries (cranberry), subtle white pepper and a clean finish. Very food friendly.

    $19.95
  • luigi-righetti-sognum-cabernet-sauvignon

    Luigi Righetti Sognum Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

    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.

    $23.95
  • Luigi-Righetti-Valpolicella-Classico

    Luigi Righetti Valpolicella Classico 2021

    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. Can be served lightly chilled.

    $20.95
  • nua-brut-vino-spumante

    Nua Brut – vino Spumante

    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.

    $17.50
  • Terre-Gaie-Pinot-Grigio

    Terre Gaie Pinot Grigio 2021

    This is a light, dry and bright wine, refreshing, with fine delicate acacia flower, citrus and nutty aromas. The palate follows through with light citrus and hazelnut overtones. A perfect patio wine!

    $17.35
  • 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.

    $21.50
  • Villa-Mattielli-Valpolicella-Ripasso-San-Giacomo

    Villa Mattielli Valpolicella Ripasso San Giacomo 2019

    “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.

    $32.95

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