Il Velluto Valpolicella Classico 2016
Velluto means velvet. And that sums up this wine in a nutshell. Picture the curtains in Buckingham Palace; smooth, voluptuous, velvety, intensely regal and enchantingly intriguing. However, if Azienda Agricola Meroni’s wine were the curtains at Buckingham Palace it might be ineffectual at keeping the paparazzi at bay, because it is very light in colour. That pale almost Pinot Noir-esque colouring belies a huge depth of flavour, simmering with cherry, toasted almond, cranberry and wild strawberry.
The bottle includes a few lines written by Berto Barbarani – Verona’s most famous poet – that he scribed around 1943 in honour of Meroni’s wine. He alludes to this particular Valpolicella being “the family pharmacy” in these confusing times. A glass of red to cure what ails you and a wonderful match to a rare duck breast salad, mushroom and red wine risotto, spicy salami, or gnocchi with roasted courgettes and tomatoes.
Based in the town of Sant’Ambrogio, 18km from Verona in the heart of the Valpolicella Classico region, Azienda Agricola Meroni create astounding wines, while cultivating one quarter of their land for olive trees and forests to maintain the balance of the valley.
£2.73 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 2803992
Style No.: 700527
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