EP 365 Valpolicella Wines From Italy

Italian red wines are always among the most sought after however these wonderful efforts from the Venato go very unnoticed!

Wines tasted in this episode:

Allegrini ValpolicellaValpolicella
2003 Mazzi Valpolicella PoiegaValpolicella

2005 Zardini Valpolicella SuperioreValpolicella

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John__J

Haven't had any Valpolicella's by those wineries, I do have an '01 La Poja from Allegrini that I hear is supposed to be really good

Tags: Italian, red, review, Valpolicella, Video, wine, wines

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    QOTD: Free wine for life!!??

  • Jason R.

    I’ll go with Free SHipping for Life or a chance to buy 2005 Bordeaux Futures again at original prices

  • Jason R.

    I’ll go with Free SHipping for Life or a chance to buy 2005 Bordeaux Futures again at original prices

  • MannyPants

    QOTD: I think the Vayniac Wine Label design contest would be a good one. That or a t-shirt design contest.

  • MannyPants

    QOTD: I think the Vayniac Wine Label design contest would be a good one. That or a t-shirt design contest.

  • http://www.koreaultimate.com/ Shane B.

    Just got around to watching this on my iPod today (3/25/08), and wanna be eligible for the contest.

    Idea: come up with a sensible rating system that forgoes numbers. Instead, something like: burn it, cook with it, give it to people you don’t like and exes, give it to people you love, pop-n-pour, store it, buy or die.

  • http://www.koreaultimate.com Shane B.

    Just got around to watching this on my iPod today (3/25/08), and wanna be eligible for the contest.

    Idea: come up with a sensible rating system that forgoes numbers. Instead, something like: burn it, cook with it, give it to people you don’t like and exes, give it to people you love, pop-n-pour, store it, buy or die.

  • Thomas

    I have tastes the Amarone Classico of “Fratelli Vogadori” and it is a very good wine. I’m trying to find other bottle but i think their produtions is veri limited!!!

  • Thomas

    I have tastes the Amarone Classico of “Fratelli Vogadori” and it is a very good wine. I’m trying to find other bottle but i think their produtions is veri limited!!!

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  • Gerry Mantovani

    Please! It’s pronounce ah- mah- rone- ay!

  • Gerry Mantovani

    Please! It’s pronounce ah- mah- rone- ay!

  • Cliff and Darcey

    A whole year later and even though I didn’t win the awesome prize of going to New York to see you and be on the show, I want you to know there are no hard feelings and I still keep your links up on my site! Damn!

  • Cliff and Darcey

    A whole year later and even though I didn’t win the awesome prize of going to New York to see you and be on the show, I want you to know there are no hard feelings and I still keep your links up on my site! Damn!

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    Congrats to the winners. QOTD: Maybe a episode where fans pick wines for gary to taste ( maybe 12 wines over 3 episodes ) blind, and all the ones he cant guess ( by either region or type ) move on to a final round and try to stump him again to be the champ.

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    Congrats to the winners. QOTD: Maybe a episode where fans pick wines for gary to taste ( maybe 12 wines over 3 episodes ) blind, and all the ones he cant guess ( by either region or type ) move on to a final round and try to stump him again to be the champ.

  • caseylee

    still have this wine. i havent opened it yet. maybe i should have gotten more bottles hahaha
    thanks gary ! !
    VV

  • caseylee

    still have this wine. i havent opened it yet. maybe i should have gotten more bottles hahaha
    thanks gary ! !
    VV

  • CaseyLee

    fnailly popped it and wow !

  • CaseyLee

    fnailly popped it and wow !

  • Adrian aka AnGkEr

    What’s the difference between Amarone and Valpolicella?

  • Adrian aka AnGkEr

    What’s the difference between Amarone and Valpolicella?

  • Fredly

    Adrian aka AnGkEr:
    Amarone is made from the same grape varieties as Valpolicella, and it is grown in the same geographic area. But the winemaking technique is very different. For Amarone, the grapes are parially dried before the grapes are crushed. This concentrates the sugars and acids, causes chemical changes to occur in the tannins, produces a darker, denser wine with a raisiny character in the aroma and a slight bitterness on the palate. But the drying process also takes time effort and significantly reduces the amount of juice, which is why Amarone usually costs 3x as much as regular Valpolicella.
    There is also an in-between style called Ripasso, where a regular Valpolicella wine is passed over the pomace (the left-over skins and seeds) from an Amarone so that it will pick up some of the raisiny character without all the weight (and extra cost) of an Amarone.

  • Fredly

    Adrian aka AnGkEr:
    Amarone is made from the same grape varieties as Valpolicella, and it is grown in the same geographic area. But the winemaking technique is very different. For Amarone, the grapes are parially dried before the grapes are crushed. This concentrates the sugars and acids, causes chemical changes to occur in the tannins, produces a darker, denser wine with a raisiny character in the aroma and a slight bitterness on the palate. But the drying process also takes time effort and significantly reduces the amount of juice, which is why Amarone usually costs 3x as much as regular Valpolicella.
    There is also an in-between style called Ripasso, where a regular Valpolicella wine is passed over the pomace (the left-over skins and seeds) from an Amarone so that it will pick up some of the raisiny character without all the weight (and extra cost) of an Amarone.

  • Dr T from N. Carolina

    QOTD 1 A paper football autographed by a Jets player

    QOTD 2 Produce the Front label for the Vanyac Cab. WL staff pick the top three to five finalists (any info required by law for the label can be posted), then the Vanyacs pick the winner. The winner gets the grand prize. One person who voted for the winner is chosen at random to get a bottle of the Vanyac Cab (or pick until you get to one who can be shipped the bottle or who is willing to come pick it up). (Or two contests, for Front and back label!)

    “T”

  • pnord44

    Wow, Im very surprised by the showing of the Allegrini today. I have had it twice now and have found, again surprisingly for Valpolicella, meat fat (bacon) on the nose with hints of cherry, then more nice cherry on the palate. As i let it breathe though, i noticed some vegital shine through and the meat fat became more dominant. Admittedly, I dont remember the mouthfeel too well, but I remember liking it quite a bit. BUT…I cant agree more, the Bolla Valpolicella is N-A-S-T-Y! Thank God I have some confirmation, I was thinking of trying again, seeing as I had it next to an '03 Chilean Rothschild and figured it mustve just been dwarfed by comparison.

  • corkscrew

    Have had the Allegrini..in better yrs. QOTD-think most suggestions have been used by now.. http://www.winelx.com

  • John__J

    Haven't had any Valpolicella's by those wineries, I do have an '01 La Poja from Allegrini that I hear is supposed to be really good

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