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Corte Giara Valpolicella

, 2011

Italy Red

Valpolicella DOC 75cl

I've not tried this particular wine from negociant label of Allegrini before so was quite interested to see how it compared to the estate Valpol.
I found it to be a real testament of all that is right and wrong (for the average punter) about many Italian wines. Super sour acid and an almost rancid character that's totally transformed by food, from being close to going in the sink to really quite pleasant thanks to the intervention of pork meatballs and a tomato and basil sauce with pasta
Total transformation with food and the wine opens up and the super sour cherry becomes sweeter, the green rancid edge has gone and is now super smooth. Tomatoes one of the biggest killers of red wine works wonders here.
Don't think it's going on the shelf , wouldn't want anyone to pick this up without being pre-warned !

Published: 4 February 2012

, Author: Jamie

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