La Montecchia, Carmenere

La Montecchia

2016
Veneto IGT
The Carmenere of La Montecchia is made on the Euganian Hills in Veneto, a wine full of concentrated red fruits: redcurrants, red cherries and strawberry with a touch of green pepper. On the palate the fruits are concentrated and full bodied, with redcurrants shining through. This wine has a good structure with well integrated tannins and some spice that lingers on the finish.The few months spent in barrique make it suitable to age for some years and add charachet to the wine
It is a wine produced in small quantities that comes from a once abandoned vineyard that Giordano Emo Capodilista, owner of La Montecchia, wanted to bring back to life, honouring a grape that has been planted in his vineyards since the 19th century.
Region
Variety
Carmenere
Alcohol-abv
12.5%
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Veneto

Veneto

Veneto is a substantial and increasingly important wine region in the north-eastern corner of Italy.

Just east of the lake and north of Verona is Valpolicella wine appellation: the fabled ‘Valley of Many Cellars&rsquo. Immediately east of Valpolicella is Soave, home to the eponymous dry white wine which now ranks among Italy’s most famous products. In the north-eastern corner of the region, on either side of the Piave river sparkling wine Prosecco reigns supreme.

DOCG and DOC

Veneto produces four DOCGs wines – Amazon della Valpolicella, Prosecco di Valdobbiadene,Recioto di Soave,Bardolino – of the several DOCs we find Soave, Valpolicella,Bianco di Custoza and Treviso among others.

Grape Varieties

Garganega, Trebbiano and Glera are the key white-wine grape varieties here, while Corvina, Molinara and Rondinella are behind the vast majority of reds. International varieties such as Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc,and even Carmenere have proved successful here, as has northern Italy’s flagship white Pinot Grigio.