With toasted aromas as well as whiffs of bacon, leather, cola and hickory, this offers a mighty fine nose. The palate is equally impressive: It’s rich and meaty, with expressive cherry fruit and lots of spice. The chocolaty, firmly tannic finish completes this rich wine. Editors’ Choice.
By nature, recioto (sweet) wines sometimes carry some sharp vinegar aromas, but after that it’s all about sweetness. This fine example fits that model to a T. The nose is grapy and full of bitter chocolate. The palate, meanwhile, is rich and pruney, with chocolate and blackberry jam notes. The finish is long and layered.
Here’s a delightful Valpolicella that offers immediate drinkability. It features succulent black cherry, red currant and white pepper flavors along with smooth tannins and fresh acidity. Pair this with rich pastas or spicy grilled chicken.
Allegrini’s base Valpolicella blend stands out in a crowd thanks to its richer, darker and extracted overall appearance. It shows medium length and density with fresh fruit flavors and a touch of savory barbecue spice on the close.
Made using organically farmed fruit, this is a simple and fruity red that would pair with chicken curry or pork roast. The flavors are reminiscent of wild berry, cola and chopped herb.