Sopra Sasso Rosso Veneto IGT – da uve leggermente appassite.
Got it? Unless you’re fluent in Italian you’ll be wondering what on earth that all means. It’s all good, we’re here to break it down for ya…
Sopra Sasso – the name of the label, it means “stone balancing”
Rosso Veneto – red wine from Veneto in north-west Italy
IGT – Indicazione Geografica Tipica is the second level of a four tier Italian wine classification system (DOCG, DOC, IGP/IGT and finally Vino da Tavola, table wine or as we call it…plonk for plonkers!)
da uve leggermente appassite – leggermente appassito translates as ‘slightly raisined’ as some partially dried grapes were used in the winemaking process
From Veneto in the north-west of Italy – an area best known for producing the world famous Valpolicella red wine. Using the classic Valpolicella grape varieties (Corvina Veronese, Corvinone, Rondinella) this is a super charged version of the usually lighter, easier drinking Valpolicella wine thanks to partial use of an Ancient Roman method of grape drying. This helps add texture, sugars and richness to this medium to full bodied, extremely drinkable, velvety red.
Imported into NZ by Master of Wine Steve Bennett and packaged under this sexy looking label with embossed bottle.
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