Pergolino, Rosso Veronese, 2018
Veneto Italy

Pergolino, Rosso Veronese, 2018
£ 8.95, 75 cl

Red Wine

70% Corvina 20% Rondinella 10% Molinara

The grapes for this wine are selected from some of the best vineyards in the Verona hills, from sites which range from 100 to 300 metres above sea level. Only vineyards where the growers restrict yields and produce good quality fruit are used for the Pergolino wines.

Tasting notes

Lively, fresh cherry notes on the nose with vivacious red berry fruit on the palate, light tannins and a delicious fresh finish. This wine has great balance and a lifted, aromatic finish.

Vinyards

The grapes for this wine are selected from some of the best vineyards in the Verona hills, from sites which range from 100 to 300 metres above sea level. Only vineyards where the growers restrict yields and produce good quality fruit are used for the Pergolino wines.

Vinification

The grapes were hand harvested, destemmed and crushed before being pumped into stainless steel tanks purpose built for fermenting red wine. The wine was pumped over automatically every hour in the early stages to obtain the right amount of colour and ripe tannins. Fermentation took place at temperatures up to 30°C. The wine then remained in tank until bottling to maximise freshness and its juicy, youthful character.

Producer

The two Pergolino wines are made at the Cantina Valpantena co-operative, situated in the Valpantena, northeast of Verona. Known as the 'valley of god' to the ancient Greeks, this area is well-known for its high quality red wines, due partly to the soils but also because of the cool breeze that blows down the valley from the foothills of the Dolomites. Run by Luca Degani since 1995, the Cantina Valpantena is now one of Italy's best co-operatives, with 700 hectares of vineyard producing excellent quality fruit. Matt Thomson makes some of the Alpha Zeta wines here and has worked closely with them since 1999. The Torre del Falasco range is also produced here.

More from Pergolino

Pergolino, Bianco Veronese, 2019
£ 8.95 75 cl, 12% abv

70% Garganega 20% Chardonnay 10% Trebbiano

Veneto, Italy

Pergolino, Bianco Veronese, 2020
£ 8.95 75 cl, 12% abv

70% Garganega 20% Chardonnay 10% Trebbiano

Veneto, Italy