20 June 2019

James Suckling tasted:

 

Antonio Rosso Veneto IGT  2015 –  92 pt

I love the play between dark, spicy brambleberries and blackcurrants and more lifted notes of sour cherries and citrus.

Full-bodied and tangy with juicy fruit and succulent tannins. Drink now.

 

Augusto Recantina Montello – Colli Asolani DOC 2016 –  91 pt

The fruit has certainly been dialed up here and ranges from blackcurrant compote to violet reduction and herb liqueur.

Some well needed, direct tannins pick up the plush flavors and keep them firm and juicy. Tangy on the finish. Drink now.

 

Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico Superiore DOCG 2014 – 92 pt

This is a big Amarone, showing so much dark chocolate, vanilla, dark plums, meat, wet earth, eucalyptus and coffee beans. Full-bodied and very decadent indeed with a ton of dried fruit, a touch of sweetness and a long, chewy finish. A fruit-forward style, but I like it. Drink in 2023.

 

The Barrique cellar

Just a short distance from the Abbey of Nervesa della Battaglia, in a place where bountiful nature merges with history, amid rolling hills where for centuries a great legacy of knowledge and tradition has been handed down: this is the Abbazia vineyard and under the Barchessa is the barrique cellar where Umberto I, Giusti Wine’s iconic wine, rests for thirty months.

This wine is a Bordeaux blend and conveys the international dimension of the winery in its approach, philosophy and type. In the barrique cellar, technology, attention to detail, meticulous care and cleanliness all come together during the winemaking process to give a superb and luxurious wine of great depth, which is a worthy contender to Bordeaux from all over the world. The wine rests for 30 long months in oak barrels under the imposing and austere vaults made of ancient bricks. The barrique cellar and wine are dedicated to Ermenegildo Giusti’s grandfather, the “founder” of a tradition which today is even stronger than before. The architect’s brief was to come up with an interior design which reflected that of ancient barrique cellars, with their low ceilings and light where wine is left to rest in wooden barrels for a couple of years. A large red brick barrel-vaulted ceiling was therefore added and seven recesses were built on both sides. The cellar is fitted with new mechanical systems for chilling and dehumidification.

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Campagna finanziata ai sensi del reg. ue n. 1308/2013

Campaign financed according to eu reg. no. 1308/2013