This week we are presenting two wines from Tedeschi of the Veneto region of Italy. Veneto is much more than just Amarone, and these wines from Tedeschi show that this is true. The Tedeschi family has an almost 4-century long history in the wine industry and has always believed in the richness of Valpolicella wine production. They produce powerful, elegant, typical wines that are rich in character.

Attention to tradition, focus on innovation, and knowledge of the local territory are the key elements that make up the identity of the estate. This style can best express the potential of every single harvest, so that even weather conditions become an integral part of our wine. This style was born in the early Sixties when Lorenzo Tedeschi showed remarkable insight and vinified the grapes from the Monte Olmi vineyard separately, thus creating one of the very first single-vineyard wines of the Valpolicella region, a wine that has become a flagship of the estate.

Today, the winery is run by Lorenzo’s son Riccardo who shows the same passion his father did in the 50’s and 60’s. Tedeschi has the top selling Amarone in the LCBO, and below are a few of their other wines that are currently in Vintages.

2011 La Fabriseria Valpolicella Classico Superiore – $33.75 – 90 points
The La Fabriseria Vineyard is located at 500 metres above sea level and takes its name from a council that was formed to resolve disputes of the construction of the church. It was custom that a councilman would bring his best wine after the dispute was resolved, and that was Lorenzo’s Grandfather Riccardo. This Valpolicella is especially interesting because, unlike other wines of the appellation, it is made with late harvest fruit picked some 500 meters above sea level where night temperatures drop considerably. It shows both sweetness and fresh acidity. The blend is 35% Corvina, 30% Corvinone, 5% Rondinella and the rest is Oseleta. The wine is aged in large Slovenian oak for 24 months.

2014 Capitel Nicalo Valpolicella Superiore – $17.95
This wine is made from red grape varieties grown in the heart of Valpolicella and is made in a traditional Veronese manner: raisin-drying of the grapes. The effect is partial dehydration and the grapes are placed in crates for about one month and lose about 8-10 % of their weight. This water loss naturally enriches the sugar contents of the grapes and the colour of the wine. It is aged in Slovenian oak for 1 1/2 years. A great crowd-pleasing wine that goes with a variety of dishes!

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