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La Montecchia Forzate Raboso Veneto
La Montecchia Forzate Raboso Veneto
 
La Montecchia Forzate Raboso Veneto
2005
 
30% off a classic wine of Veneto wine making from one of the finest producers in the area.
Year2005
Alcohol13,00 %
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
ClassificationIGT
GrapeRaboso Piave e Raboso Veronese.
TasteIts full body warms the palate and is sustained by a good acid content which makes it a truly unique Wine.
ColourFull, ruby red.
NoseA forceful blend of spices, nuts and marascha cherries.
Accompanies Best served with strong-flavoured second courses, game, braised meats, roasts and mature cheese.
Temperature18°C
HarvestEnd of October.
 
TCD OPINION
 
Deep ruby red with garnet hue. Wide and full bouquet recalling morello cherry, blackberries and prunes. A hint of aromatic herbs and the typical note of stone give this wine serious features to which oak have added a gentle touch of vanilla. Dry, austere, flavoursome, rather acidulous and tannic taste.
This wine, which is native to the Veneto, is harvested at the end of October. In the past, its grapes were hung in the kitchen and, on account of their resistant skin, could be eaten until Easter.

TCD Score: 87/100
87 Points for a wine that just gets better and better year on year.

La Montecchia Forzate Raboso Veneto 2005
 
 
La Montecchia
 
The La Montecchia estate is primarily concerned with viticulture, an activity established here since the Middle Ages. Petrarch himself appreciated the local vintage, making his home at Arquà at the southern foot of the Euganean Hills. The present owner, count Umberto Emo Capodilista, started renovating the vineyards and the cellars at the beginning of the ‘90ies, making his son Giordano Emo Capodilista responsible for the managment of the estate, assisted by the oeunologist Andrea Boaretti and the agronomist Patrizio Gasparinetti. Prizes and recognition from the most notable wine critics like Robert Parker, Luca Maroni, "Gambero Rosso" and Luigi Veronelli have encouraged Giordano Emo to continue in this manner. Half of production is exported abroad. Black grapes predominate on these 45 hectares:Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere, Merlot and Raboso - a local variety that is picked late - are cultivated here. Merlot and Cabernet have been grown in La Montecchia since the 19th century and are justifiably regarded as local vines. The white varieties are Chardonnay, Moscato Fior d’Arancio and Pinot Bianco. All varieties - except the basic “Colli Euganei Rosso” wine of the estate called "Cadeto" which is made with Merlot and Cabernet and the cru "Villa Capodilista" which is made with Merlot, Cabernet and Raboso - are bottled as single variety (“vinificati in purezza”). You might also want to try the Moscato Fior d’Arancio made with the Moscato grape which is put to dry before it is pressed and produces an highly acclaimed dessert wine sold in half-size bottles.
City
Selvazzano Dentro (PD)
La Montecchia
 
Veneto
 
Veneto
Veneto is among the foremost wine-producing regions, both for quality and quantity. The region counts over 20 DOC zones and a variety of sub-categories, many of its wines, both dry and Spumanti, are internationally known and appreciated. The three most well known DOCs are Bardolino, from the town with the same name and surrounding the shores of Garda Lake, Valpolicella, and Soave. Other noteworthy wines produced here are the white Bianco di Custoza, the excellent sparkling Prosecco, the Breganze, and the Amarone (a rich and powerful red from the Verona province). If you travel to the Treviso area, look for the little-known Clinton, a wine that is banned from distribution because it does not conform to the DOC standards, but is produced in limited quantities for local consumption. The importance of winemaking in this region is underscored by the creation in 1885 of the very first Italian school for vine growing and oenology. In addition, Veneto was the first region to constitute the first strada del vino or "wine road". This first wine-touring road featured special road signs providing information on vines and the wines they were made into and joined the Valdobbiadene and Conegliano DOC zones crossing a series of hilly vineyards. The most appreciated wines in the region come from the provinces of Treviso, Verona, Padova, Venice, and Vicenza. The area around Verona, with its temperate climate and hilly surrounding, is believed to have cultivated grapes since the Bronze Age.

 

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