This youthful, medium-bodied wine is brilliant ruby red in colour, with a fresh, cherryish perfume. It has a moderate alcohol level. Made from Corvina Veronese, Rondinella and Molinara grapes, the wines fruity perfume is maximised using a short maceration during the winemaking process.
Although best drunk young, to enjoy its aromatic quality to the full, it will age for 2 - 3 years.
This is the perfect accompaniment to Italian antipasti, soups, pasta dishes and to the wide variety of dishes that the Mediterranean area has to offer. Valpolicella also compliments roasted and grilled white meats. It is also an ideal summer red to drink with fish dishes.
Serve at 16 C (61 F)and open the bottle a few minutes before drinking.
"The 2008 Valpolicella Classico is a delightful unoaked red. This fresh, vibrant Valpolicella offers plenty of harmony and a long, harmonious close. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2012." -Rated 87, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate