Vignalta Rosso "Venda" Colli Euganei DOC 2009 (Veneto, Italy)

Vignalta Rosso "Venda" Colli Euganei DOC 2009
(Veneto, Italy)

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About the Producer:

Vignalta was founded in 1980 by Lucio Gomiero who concluded after years of tasting great Bordeaux wines, that anything Pomerol could do, he could do just as well. Colli Euganei, located in the Northwest region of Italy, shares the same lines of latitude with Bordeaux, therefore it is not surprising that these varietals flourish there.

The estate consists of 123 acres, with diverse vineyard holdings on almost all of the south-facing slopes of the Colli Euganei. Of the 40 suppliers in the area, Vignalta is the only one to diversify their vineyard holdings, taking advantage of all of the unique soil/varietal combinations in the area. Colli Euganei is distinguished by its group of bizarrely shaped hills which rise isolated from the Venetian plain. 'Colli' is Italian for 'hills' and 'Vignalta' translates to 'high vines.'

The nose on this Riserva definitely has a right bank Bordeaux-like essence with a bit more terroir, earthiness. But the sweet fruits, plums and red berries and cherries are also quite present with hints of cocoa and red peppercorn. The tangy red fruits lead in the palate with smooth, silky tannins backed up by mid-palate notes of leather, strawberry and black tea. Ripe berries and red plums are joined by elegant minerality and a touch of graphite in the finish.

60% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon