Our wine of the year...
Cabaletta 2010 Tenute Fiorebelli, Rosso delle Venezie, Italy, £9.99
This is unquestionably one of our finds of 2013. Everyone who has bought any over the last few months has all returned for more bottles, so we decided to make this one of our main wines of the season.
Cabaletta is made from Corvina and Rondinella with a splash of Cabernet Sauvignon. A portion of the grapes undergo the appassimento method, famous of course in the production of Amarone. Indeed think of this as more of a baby Amarone and astonishing value at that.
31st August 2013
Some fine berried fruit aromas with nice leather and spice notes. Deceptively full with some nicely controlled power. Good acidity and ripe tannins, with classic Southern Hemisphere Malbec character. Mulberries, bramble fruit and leather flavours, with an impressive structure for the price.