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Cantina Ronca Ulderico Rosso, 2011, Veneto, Italy

Cantina Ronca Ulderico Rosso, 2011, Veneto, Italy

£32.50
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Italy flag icon Italy
Red wine icon Red Wine
Grapes icon Corvina & Merlot
Grapes icon Concentrated richness. Blackcurrant jam, cherry liqueur chocolates, roasted coffee, raisins, cinnamon and vanilla.
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Amarone’s hipster brother. This cannot technically be called Amarone because it is made from rogue grapes and it lives on the wrong side of the tracks, but the Ulderico Rosso - made in an appassimento-style - is as good as any Amarone we’ve tried. With its minimalist bottle, its winemaking in conversion to organic and its thoroughly modern flavour, we wouldn’t be surprised if you peered through the glass and saw tattoos beneath.
Grandpa Ulderico passed the eco-friendly Ronca winery on to his son Walter, who in turn passed it on to young Massimo, who currently steers the ship. When Massimo decided to launch a premium red, he named it after his Grandpa. 70% Corvina and 30% Merlot, made in an appassimento-style - ripened then stacked in crates to dry for two months, evaporating the water, intensifying the sugar and enriching flavour - before being aged in French oak for two years. The Ronca family harness the sun over Lake Garda, not just in their grapes, but also via solar panels for heating their water and producing electricity for the winery. They use no herbicides, insecticides or harvesting machines, and are currently in conversion to go completely organic. We only got a tiny six cases of this little cracker...
Type Red Wine
Country Italy
I want Red Wine
Classification Veneto
Grape varieties Corvina & Merlot
Ageing Drink now or over next 10 years
Alcohol 16.5%
Tasting note Concentrated richness. Blackcurrant jam, cherry liqueur chocolates, roasted coffee, raisins, cinnamon and vanilla.
Facts Massimo spent some of his youth in London and admitted to spending too much time in Tiger Tiger.
Serving suggestions Game, potent cheeses and extremely rich dishes.
Serving temperature 16 - 18
Vintage 2011

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