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Veneto Wine: 6 Must Try Bottles from the Region

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Veneto Wine: 6 Must Try Bottles from the Region

Veneto, the idyllic holiday location in northern italy, renowned not simply for it's stunning beauty, with Venice being the crowning jewel, but also for its gastronomic offering:  a region in which restaurants to be reached by bicycle, gourmet huts can be reached in the mountains, and the local restaurants boast enticing menus full of typical dishes.

But that would be to miss out the delights of Veneto wine. There is a reason why the region hosts Vinitaly, the world's largest wine fair, so join us on the discovery of 6 Veneto wines, with tasting notes and find out what you should be drinking when in the region.

1. Lugana

Delicate straw yellow with intense greenish reflections, brilliant and luminous. The intensely floral and fruity bouquet ends with plant notes. The taste is very pleasant thanks to a body of medium texture, well balanced and with a seductive note of freshness.

Pairing: Appetizing as an aperitif, perfect with starters, or served at a wedding with fish dishes. Also delicious paired with sweet cheeses.

2. Recioto of Valpolicella

Intense ruby red and characterized by delicate aromas of ripe red fruit and dried flowers, as well as pleasant notes of spices. This wine boasts a sweet taste, very soft and slightly tannic, rich in acidity and persistence.

Pairing: Pastry and desserts

3. Rosato Alpha Zeta

Slim, crystalline pink with shades of violet. Pleasant and fragrant raspberry and strawberry notes. Taste highlights a discreetly structured body, a soft softness and a fresh, fresh finish. It closes with an average persistence on fruity notes.

Pairing: Particularly suitable for first courses with vegetables.

4. Soave Classic

Brilliant golden yellow, compact and blazing. In the intense bouquet of ripe fruit with yellow pulp and white flowers, on a marine iodate background. The flavor of acidity and softness amalgamate, giving fleshy fruity-citrus impressions and a pleasant mineral note.

Pairing: first courses based on vegetables and seafood, fresh goat cheese.

5. Valpolicella

Intense ruby red color with violet reflections. The bouquet is characterized by the classic and intense aromas of red fruits that recall the raspberry and small undergrowth berries like cranberries, floral notes of violet and an exuberant note of vinosity. It delights the taste buds with freshness and moderate tannicity, well balanced by the softness of the alcohol.

Pairing: Classic wine from all over the meal that combines with an infinity of preparations. Sausages, stuffed pies, red and white meat, as well as semi-processed cheeses are maximized.

6. Breganze Torcolato

Gilded with an elegant and subtle scent. The taste is sweet, well-structured but with rich acidity and strong persistence.

Pairing: elegant pastry and bakery products.

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