Wednesday, 16 May 2007

Valpolicella - Portone 2006

What do I expect for £4.99? To be honest not a great deal and it's been awhile since I bought a wine for this price. But whilst browsing in my new local Odd Bins I saw this on the bottom shelf. The blend of Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara grapes is a blend I've seen before and liked so couldn't resist.

The label depicts the Portone a lovely church in Verona and is simple red & cream, the cork is plastic!

It's only 11.5% alcohol which based on a lot of current wines, can be a rare thing.

To look at: as it says on the label it's ruby red, it moves freely and looks light and fresh
On the nose: There are definite cherries and a little damp bark
To taste: it's not complex and edges towards savoury and dry with a red berry finish

For the price you can't complain, it's an honest drinkable little number, and we did, the whole bottle and no hint of a hangover. Definitely one to stock up on. We had it with a Monsieur Vin Spanish chicken special - a really good match.