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Bertani Valpolicella 2012

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Slate, iron, floral notes of African violet with those herbal base notes and dried herbs all billow from the glass helping to frame the core of crushed berry fruit here. This also has a slightly astringent edge to it with a hint of mint and white soil tones on the nose. Bright, fresh and transparent in the mouth with attractive clarity and minerality to the slightly black toned, wild blackberry, strawberry and white cherry fruit. A whisper of tannins drive the persistently mineral and dark cherry fruit on the moderately long finish which shows fine acid lift. This is light and fresh but as is typically the case not a fruity wine. In its style it is excellent. 87pts

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Bertani:
Our wine has always been a reflection of the personality of the men and omen who have made, and continue today to make Bertani an unmistakable wine with its own unique features, and a strong temperament that is the result of our historic vocation and our authentic and innovative know-how

Editorial Reviews for Bertani Valpolicella

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,708
3.50 5
09/26/2014

Slate, iron, floral notes of African violet with those herbal base notes and dried herbs all billow from the glass helping to frame the core of crushed berry fruit here. This also has a slightly astringent edge to it with a hint of mint and white soil tones on the nose. Bright, fresh and transparent in the mouth with attractive clarity and minerality to the slightly black toned, wild blackberry, strawberry and white cherry fruit. A whisper of tannins drive the persistently mineral and dark cherry fruit on the moderately long finish which shows fine acid lift. This is light and fresh but as is typically the case not a fruity wine. In its style it is excellent. 87pts


Member Reviews for Bertani Valpolicella

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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,708
4.40 5
09/26/2014

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: Armand46
10424688
0.00 5
Vintage: 2009 02/20/2012

very strong vberry aroma, low tannis, wonderful red wine will pair with almost any italian food.


Snooth User: drsint
1424482,804
3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 11/06/2010

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: CAHWine
15026620
2.50 5
Vintage: 2005 04/06/2009

I've had other Ripassos and found this one to be pretty bland. The fruit is very dull and it has a relatively short finish.


Snooth User: andrewlevitt257
15789858
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 03/28/2009

Hay and leather, big, a little tart.


Snooth User: snapper
1437258
4.50 5
Vintage: 2005 02/28/2009

Full of strength and of character.


Snooth User: Legag
16865214
3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 09/14/2009

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Bertani Valpolicella

External Review
Vintage: 2010 04/07/2011

Located near Verona in the province of Veneto in northeast Italy, Casa Vinicola Bertani is one of the region’s most important and influential wine producers. Bertani produces a full spectrum of the classic wines of the Veneto and has enjoyed a reputation for quality from the start. Bertani was founded in 1857 by brothers Gaetano and Giovan Battista Bertani. Prosperous wine merchants who believed that quality winemaking held the key to the future; the Bertanis invested their funds in buying some of the finest vineyards in the province and making their own wines. Consequently, unlike most other local producers, Bertani owns its own vineyards and so is able to oversee the entire winemaking cycle from start to finish. Bertani owns vineyards and cellars in the Valpantena, on the Villa Novare estate in the Valpolicella, as well as land in the Soave area and in the areas around Lake Garda. The company headquarters are in the original cellars in Grezzana, north-east of Verona, where the historic vineyards are still to be found and where the work of vinification, aging and bottling take place today. Production Area The grapes are produced in the heart of Valpolicella Classica and in the hills ofthe Valpolicella Valpantena in the districts of Quinto, Grezzana and Santa Maria in Stelle. The soil is marl-calcareous and rich in iron. Grape Varieties Corvina Veronese 70%; Rondinella 30%; Vinification Manual harvest takes place in the third week of September. Vinification is carried out in large and shallower tanks suited to increase the contact between skins and must. The wine undergoes a controlled temperature fermentation between 64 – 68°F. Aging in glass-lined cement tanks in the underground cellar for 8 months. Aged at least 3 months in bottle. Color Deep ruby red Bouquet Strong aromas of plum, raspberry, cherry and spices. Taste Structure and freshness and the key with a round consistence.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 07/14/2013

Located near Verona in the province of Veneto in northeast Italy, Casa Vinicola Bertani is one of the region’s most important and influential wine producers. Bertani produces a full spectrum of the classic wines of the Veneto and has enjoyed a reputation for quality from the start. Bertani was founded in 1857 by brothers Gaetano and Giovan Battista Bertani. Prosperous wine merchants who believed that quality winemaking held the key to the future; the Bertanis invested their funds in buying some of the finest vineyards in the province and making their own wines. Consequently, unlike most other local producers, Bertani owns its own vineyards and so is able to oversee the entire winemaking cycle from start to finish. Bertani owns vineyards and cellars in the Valpantena as well as land in the Soave area and in the areas around Lake Garda. The company headquarters are in the original cellars in Grezzana, north-east of Verona, where the historic vineyards are still to be found and where the work of vinification, aging and bottling take place today. Production Area The grapes are produced in the heart of Valpolicella Classica and in the hills ofthe Valpolicella Valpantena in the districts of Quinto, Grezzana and Santa Maria in Stelle. The soil is marl-calcareous and rich in iron. Grape Varieties Corvina Veronese 70%; Rondinella 30%; Vinification Manual harvest takes place in the third week of September. Vinification is carried out in large and shallower tanks suited to increase the contact between skins and must. The wine undergoes a controlled temperature fermentation between 64 – 68°F. Aging in glass-lined cement tanks in the underground cellar for 8 months. Aged at least 3 months in bottle. Color Deep ruby red Bouquet Strong aromas of plum, raspberry, cherry and spices. Taste Structure and freshness and the key with a round consistence.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 07/31/2014

The grapes are produced in the heart of Valpolicella Classica and in the hills ofthe Valpolicella Valpantena in the districts of Quinto, Grezzana and Santa Maria in Stelle. The soil is marl-calcareous and rich in iron. Production Area Veneto, Italy. Appellation Valpolicella DOC. Grape Varieties 80% Corvina Veronese and 20% Rondinella. Vinification Manual harvest takes place in the third week of September. Vinification is carried out in large shallow tanks suited to increase the contact between skins and must. The wine undergoes fermentation in temperature controlled tanks between 64 – 68°F. The wine is aged in glass-lined cement tanks in the underground cellar for 8 months followed by at least 3 months in bottle. Color Deep ruby red. Bouquet Strong aromas of plum, raspberry, cherry and spices. Taste This wine has a light structure with elegant flavors of plum, raspberry, cherry and cloves. It is a fresh wine with balance and a long finish. Alcohol 12% Serving Suggestions Excellent with stuffed mushrooms, calamari, chicken, caprese salad, eggplant parmesan, and other lighter Italian dishes.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 11/17/2011

A Proprietary Blend wine from Veneto in Italy. 2010 Bertani Valpolicella 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 2010 02/11/2014

Located near Verona in the province of Veneto in northeast Italy, Casa Vinicola Bertani is one of the region’s most important and influential wine producers. Bertani produces a full spectrum of the classic wines of the Veneto and has enjoyed a reputation for quality from the start. Bertani was founded in 1857 by brothers Gaetano and Giovan Battista Bertani, prosperous wine merchants who believed that quality winemaking held the key to the future. The Bertanis invested their funds in buying some of the finest vineyards in the province and making their own wines. As a result, unlike most other local producers, Vinicola Bertani owns its own vineyards and so is able to oversee the entire winemaking cycle from start to finish. Bertani owns vineyards and cellars in the Valpantena as well as land in the Soave area and in the areas around Lake Garda. The company headquarters are in the original cellars in Grezzana, north-east of Verona, where the historic vineyards are still to be found and where the work of vinification, aging and bottling take place today. Production Area Veneto, Italy The grapes are produced in the heart of Valpolicella Classica and in the hills of the Valpolicella Valpantena in the districts of Quinto, Grezzana and Santa Maria in Stelle. The soil is marl-calcareous and rich in iron. Grape Varieties 80% Corvina Veronese and 20% Rondinella Vinification Manual harvest takes place in the third week of September. Vinification is carried out in large shallow tanks suited to increase the contact between skins and must. The wine undergoes fermentation in temperature controlled tanks between 64 – 68°F. The wine is aged in glass-lined cement tanks in the underground cellar for 8 months followed by at least 3 months in bottle. Color Deep ruby red Bouquet Strong aromas of plum, raspberry, cherry and spices. Taste This wine has a light structure with elegant flavors of plum, raspberry, cherry and cloves. It is a fresh wine with balance and a long finish. Alcohol 12% Serving Suggestions Excellent with stuffed mushrooms, calamari, chicken, caprese salad, eggplant parmesan, and other lighter Italian dishes.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2005 04/30/2014

Bertani is Amarone’s ultimate ambassador. This is a focused wine and has been carefully consistent over the years. Bertani has always portrayed appassimento — wine made from air-dried grapes—in the most sophisticated and elegant way. This expression shows exotic spice, dried fruit, cola and leather aromas. It could age for 10 years or more.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2005 04/30/2014

A trim version, with grippy tannins and tightly knit flavors of grilled plum, dried rose petal, garrigue and cocoa powder. Shows length and verve on the finish, but will need some time to open up. Best from 2015 through 2025.


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