Since visiting Italy, I have a soft spot for all Italian wines. I started out drinking lots of Chianti and then I moved to some Nero d’Avolas. This time I decided to break out of the box and look for something I really didn’t recognize. This is what led me to the Giacomo Montresor II Veronese Valpolicella, which my four years of Italian is useless in this title. So though the producer has a website the English site does not work and the Italian part barely works. So usually on this website, I take a review and compare it to what the actual wine may or may not taste like but finding a quality wine review for this wine was hard to find. The best I could find was from Total Wine:
“Intense, Cherry, Vanilla, Medium-bodied
Valpolicella, Veneto, Italy- Amarone styled wine at a fraction of the price! Influences of wood compliment the dried fruit on the palate. Medium-bodied with powerful flavors of dried cherry accompanied by vanilla notes. The bold but subtle tannins are balanced by a juicy crispness.”
As far as the first line goes, it surprisingly does give off a nice cherry flavor and for someone who neither loves nor hates cherries this was quite nice. Compared to Chianti this wine is less dry and a little smoother in my opinion. I don’t know about juicy crispness but this wine is very good and goes down smooth.
I am drinking it with a Ramon Bueso Genesis The Project Cigar which I will be reviewing shortly. And when looking at this versus a full-bodied cigar it holds it own at cleansing the palate. I am surprised at how good such a cheap unknown bottle of wine could be.