Lamberti’s Valpolicella Classico Santepietre

By | January 9, 2007

After all the excesses of Christmas in both gluttony and expenditure it’s quite nice to relax with simple food and simple wine. Lamberti’s Valpolicella Classico Santepietre 2005 with some spaghetti with roasted tomatoes, garlic and parmesan really did the trick.

It’s a deep purplish ruby with reasonable legs. It smells of fruit and herbs, nothing fancy, just hedgerows and markets. It’s dry and acidic with plenty of firm as well as green, chewy tannins.

It tastes herby with cherries, blackberries and just a little bit of grassy, vegetabley, well, dirt. At 12.5% it’s perfect for midweek drinking. The midweek price tag works well too.

This isn’t fancy, classy, fine wine, but it’s good, and the pasta’s good too.

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