Alessandro Castellini’s vision of Valpolicella calls for aromatically driven wines, filled with lively fruit and fresh vibrancy with little oak influence. Friend and winemaker, Alessandro Castellani is famous among Nicholas Wines clients for his blockbuster Amarone, a quintessential Saturday nighter. And rightly so, but Alessandro’s Tuesday nighter is just as impressive.
His newly released 2019 Valpolicella Classico is elegant, with aromas and flavors of spicy raspberries and black cherries. It’s aromatically complex, with fine aromas of blackberries, anise and Asian spices. It is a wine for pizza, fresh, fruity and vibrant, working just as well with the sausage, kale and vinegar pepper pizza as it does with the classic Margherita. Be sure to check it out on your next pizza night.
This blend of Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara is a great choice for a ‘house wine’, as it pairs quite well with a variety of food, from pizza to grilled meat to roasted poultry.
It pairs quite well with a variety of food, from pizza to grilled meat to roasted poultry.