Wine of the Week for April 26, 2010

Pasqua Passimento Rosso IGT Veneto 2007 - $12.95
Style: R3
Italy: Veneto

Passimento refers to a technique of drying some or all of the grapes before starting fermentaitn. The result is usually a richer and more expensive wine. Look for subtle  aromas of wood, wet cement, dark berries, mineral, and red current. The palate is rich and juicy with ripe raspberry, cherry and a touch of pepper with light tannins. Very good body and length. A splendid intro to this style of Valpolicella and an ideal partner for sausages, pasta carbonnera or hunter’s stew. (LCBO 141952)

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