Updated: Dec 2, 2020
Here we go with the second (and last part) of our Wine Wish List!
This time we suggest to you 5 GREAT Italian wines:
Tommasi is a family viticultural company founded in 1902 in Valpolicella Classica, an area located north-west of Verona, the city of Romeo and Juliet!
Valpolicella Doc is a blend of local grape varieties: Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella.
HOW IT IS: Intese ruby red, with pleasant and fresh cherry scent. Vey soft and balanced in your palate. It will be hard to say "No more wine dude!". It paired perfectly with rich pasta dishes.
PERFECT FOR: people hard to satisfied
The Pèppoli vineyards produce a Chianti Classico that is a blend made from Sangiovese grapes and complementary varieties.
HOW IT IS: Ruby red in color. On the nose Pèppoli expresses the typical floral and fruity aromas, like red and black fruit, cherries, strawberries and blackberries accompanied by delicate balsamic and herbal aromas and a spicy undertone. On the palate is vibrant, savory with supple tannins that back up a persistent and pleasantly fresh finish. An extremely versatile red wine that is ideal to accompany the entire meal.
PERFECT FOR: people who love and respect traditions
The secret of the best Sciacchetrà is the dry final taste that surprise your palate and make you asking more and more …This Sciacchetrà is made by Cantina Cinque Terre in limited edition for Nessun Dorma.
HOW IT IS: Amber color, aroma of dried fruits (like apricot and fig), honey and vanilla. Sciacchetrà has a very slight tannicity and an alcohol content of 14%. The way to produce Sciacchetrà has been transmitted from father to son since Middle Ages and it’s an authentic privilege to attend the ritual to make it. To pair with Italian Panettone or dry biscuits
PERFECT FOR: Everyone who likes wine with a looong story behind.
And if you really care the beneficiary of the gift:
Tignanello was the first Sangiovese to be aged in barriques, the first contemporary red wine blended with untraditional varieties (Cabernet Sauvignon and Franc). Tignanello is a milestone.
HOW IT IS: Very intense ruby red in color. On the nose, the notes of ripe red fruit, together with cassis and blackberries, are in perfect balance with the hints of chocolate and liquorice. The palate is rich, ample, and vibrant. The silky tannins give a great complexity and an important length to the finish and aftertaste. To totally enjoy it, drink it without any food pairings.
PERFECT FOR: People with a strong personality, free standing and determined
Brunello Pian delle Vigne is an extraordinary expression with great finesse.
HOW IT IS: The wine shows a brilliant ruby red color, and the nose is characterised by red fruit along with hints of tobacco and such spices as vanilla, cinnamon, cloves, and cardamom.
The palate is distinguished by balance and finesse: soft and silky tannins, the characteristics of this vintage (2014), sustained by an excellent freshness, capable of adding elegance and flavour grace. To pair with red meat or aged cheese.
PERFECT FOR: people who like to feel important for others.
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL OF YOU!
Credits: Antinori website for the description of their wines