(By Marina La Forgia) It's a fact. Wines taste better on Fridays! But to be honest, this Valpolicella Ripasso made by well-known producer Allegrini is always an outstanding wine. It has everything you can expect in terms of typicity for this elegant appellation. To produce the famous Ripasso, this unique and original Italian method, the red grapes Corvina and Veronese were fermented twice for a stronger body and structure. The result is there, with a complex bouquet of matured red fruits, spices and some hints of leather and wild mushrooms. In the palate it's rich, unctuous and even I can call it a “chewable” wine. The kind of Italian reds with that mix of "forza" and "stile" that absolutely represent, in my humble opinion, the most remarkable and authentic Italian trademark. To share and enjoy!
(By Marina La Forgia) Let me introduce you to this very pleasant white wine from Bodegas Ontañon made with Viura, indigenous grape from Rioja. Vetiver is a good mix of terroir expression and winemaking. It combines intense tropical fruits aromas with some buttery and smoky notes that make it very original, onctuous and rich without losing any elegance and delicacy in the palate. Yes, it's a 2014 vintage which means "an aged white", and it really resumes the authentic Rioja style. However, at the same time this Vetiver is an innovative and audacious type of wine that I really loved to discover. It's good to get out of the comfort zone sometimes, wine tasting speaking...right?