Wine Talk

Snooth User: fredch3

Picaie by Cecilia Beratta

Posted by fredch3, Feb 24, 2012.

I was given a bottle of this wine as a gift. Vintage is 2006 and is a product of Verona, Italy. Anyone know this wine, when to drink, etc.?



Sorry for the inversion.


Reply by Gregory Dal Piaz, Feb 24, 2012.

Hi Fred,

You've got a blend of Corvina, Cabernet and Merlot. It's a sort of super Valpolicella/Amarone. The grapes are dried for 3 months before vinification making this a rich, powerful wine, smooth with a noticable oak imprint from barrique ageing. It is ready to drink today but should improve over the near term and drink well for several years after that. For my palate, I would allow the wine to age for another year or three to allow the oak to mellow.

Reply by fredch3, Feb 25, 2012.

Thank you for the help Gregory. It sounds very nice, but I'll give it another few years before drinking it.

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