Winemaker Gabriele Dalcanale Of La Dama, Verona, Italy.

Winemaker Gabriele Dalcanale Of La Dama, Verona, Italy. Pictured here at the rather busy 2017 Anteprima Amarone, hence all the background noise.


I’ve previously been quite vocal about my issues with Amarone and many of the other red wines of Verona, and so it was most refreshing to find a Veronese producer who makes a range of wines with the kind of structure that I find so many of the wines of the region to be sorely lacking.

Winemaker Gabriele Dalcanale’s organic wines under the La Dama label are really quite delightful, and while embracing the traditions of the region, express a vibrancy and tannic value that I simply adored.

Apologies for the sound quality in this interview… it was nigh on impossible to find a quiet spot at Anteprima Amarone.



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Jamie DrummondEdinburgh-born/Toronto-based Sommelier, consultant, writer, judge, and educator Jamie Drummond is the Director of Programs/Editor of Good Food Revolution… And these wines were a serious eye opener. Great stuff.