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The Wine Society's Generation Series Valpolicella 2023

4.333330000 star rating 3 Reviews
Italy's newest Master of Wine, Andrea Lonardi, made this wine exclusively for our anniversary celebration from corvina planted in one of the best single vineyards at higher altitude. There is a vibrancy and crunchy fruit that really represents contemporary Valpolicella in a chillable style. This is very fine and elegant, with bright red-cherry flavours and floral precision from the whole-berry start to fermentation, which has preserved these notes. The bright acidity on the palate is reflective of the harvest date and altitude of the vineyards, which also bring a peppery savoury note the the wine. For a video message from the winemaker, and for more on the story of this wine, please scroll down.
Price: £11.50 Bottle
Price: £69.00 Case of 6
In Stock
Code: IT39591

Wine characteristics

  • Red Wine
  • Light to medium-bodied
  • Corvina
  • 75cl
  • Now to 2026
  • 12% Alcohol
  • no oak influence
  • Cork, natural

More on the wine

Chillable reds are all the rage now, but Valpolicella was ahead of the game! Spurred in popularity by the boom in wonderful pizza chains, its vibrant, refreshing summer-friendly flavours became a big hit in the UK. It’s a style we wanted to pay homage to, and we couldn’t be more thrilled with the finished wine. He fermented the wine in concrete so that the bright flavours and aromas were kept and it's perfect on a warm day after some time in the fridge. Andrea even admits to enjoying a Valpol Spritz with soda water and ice!

It comes from the thoroughly modern and forward thinking Bertani Group, who bought this ancient estate, with roots in the 11th century and beyond, which the Bertani family bought in 1957. Their reassessment of production led to investment in improving techniques and equipment that saw them pioneer single-variety vineyards and bottling wine themselves rather than supplying the co-operative or go-betweens. Today the grapes come from their own vineyards in Arbizzano near Verona, in the very heart of Valpolicella Classica territory.

Tenuta Novare

Owned by the thoroughly modern and forward thinking Bertani Group, this Valpolicella estate has a winemaking presence that dates back to the 11th century, though local tradition insists that grapes have been grown there for much longer. Wine production really kicked up several gears in the 18th century and grew significantly until the Bertani family acquired the estate in 1957. They began a reassessment of production here, improving techniques and equipment and consequently the quality of the wines. Today the grapes come from their own vineyards in Arbizzano near Verona, in the very heart of Valpolicella classic territory.

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