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Located in Northeast Italy, just north of Venice. The Veneto stretches across most of the northern reaches of the Adriatic Sea. The Veneto is known to experience hot summers and cool winters, and thanks to its proximity to the sea, less extreme weather than other Northeastern regions. Silty, sandy soil prevails throughout the Veneto, with influences of clay and calcareous debris. The Veneto produces the most wine in volume in Northeast Italy. The wine is deep ruby color with aromas of plum, smoke and spice. Rich flavors of dark fruit, chocolate, and cedar with lingering oak and a firm, long finish.
Limited Editions 2016
January 2017: Cabernet Franc-Yakima Valley, Washington
Cabernet Franc is a grape with so much to offer yet most of the winemaking world blends it with other varieties to make a “Bordeax” style blend. Its home, the Loire Valley, in France, is one place that hails Cabernet Franc for the beauty that it is and makes brilliant single varietal versions of it. The Yakima Valley in Washington State coincidentally sits at the same latitude as the Loire Valley. These cooler climate wine regions have just what Cabernet Franc needs. At 46 degrees latitude north, grapes ripen in summer sunshine that lasts for about 17 hours a day (more than in California) and Yakima specifically is known to have 300 cloudless days per year.
January 2017: Vermentino – Tuscany, Italy
Although rare in North America, in Italy the Vermentino grape is a white star. Grown from the north to south of the country, it ferments into a wine that is expressively refreshing. Think of flavours like white peach, green apple, fresh lime and even a bit of dried tarragon on the finish. On the palate, it has a quenching acidity that makes your mouth water with delight and a delicate weight that allows this wine to be sip-worthy on its own.
February 2017: Milagro – Valencia, Spain
Blending grapes together is an art with, of course, a bit of science, and the grape here are perfectly suited. Three of Spain’s great red varieties, Tempranillo, Garnacha and Bobal bring their lush and hedonistic qualities to the full-bodied and well-structured friends Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. Together, you have a wine with a range of black and red fruit characteristics, cherry cola, anise and white pepper with a powerful yet supple mouth-feel.
March 2017: Blanc De Noir – San Joaquin Valley, California
The San Joaquin Valley is California’s largest wine region, and for good reason. This area is an agricultural haven and is known as the “food basket of the world”. Grapes just thrive here and are so content to grow that you can taste their utter bliss in the juice. With over 100 years of winemaking history, producers have been pushing the quality boundaries and the region is becoming known for its varietal focus.
April 2017: Grenache Cabernet – Riverland, Australia
The Riverland is situated in South Australia and has a sunny, warm climate that is mediated by the Murray River which gently meanders its way through the region. This is an area of the world where big reds can develop to their full potential. Cabernet Sauvignon, the undisputed “king” of grapes, is a big, bold character that has strong tannins in his youth, yet unwinds himself with age to a smooth, velvety texture that is worth the wait. Flavours like black currant (cassis) jam, cigar box and black olive will arise and marry well with his counterpart, Grenache.