Category Archives: Valpolicella

Pasqua Passimento 2013

Winter is coming.  In the meantime autumn is taking it’s time and I’m happy with that.  It like leaves falling, misty mornings, butternut squash, plums and apple crumble.  I like the idea of fireworks and bonfires, if not the reality.  I like wearing autumn colours and snuggling up under a blankie with a good book. … Read More »

Masi Campofiorin 2010

As was entirely predictable, I declared spring to have sprung, and the following day it was cold and frosty.  This would sadden a lesser person, but for me it was an opportunity to snuggle under a blanket with a lovely warming wine.  I haven’t yet sunk to the level of wearing a slanket. This Masi Campofiorin… Read More »

La Casetta Domini Veniti Valpolicello Classico Ripasso 2010

I like Italian wines, and I’m not afraid to admit it.  I love Valpolicello’s fruity exuberance, and the Ripasso is theoretically it’s more mature, grown up sibling.  Re-fermented on leftover grape skins and goo the alcohol content goes up, and there’s just a little bit more, well, everything. La Casetta Domini Veniti Valpolicello Classico Ripasso… Read More »

Sartori Regolo 2001

A recent house move meant finding lots of things I’d either lost or forgotten about. One of the nice surprises was finding wine I’d tucked away well under the stairs and wiped from my mind. One such bottle was Sartori Regolo 2001. It had probably been under there longer than was sensible, but I was… Read More »

Lamberti’s Valpolicella Classico Santepietre

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… Read More »