(By Marina La Forgia) This is the kind of wine that I really like for being intense and delicate at the same time. Made as a blend from two native grapes from Italy, the Corvina and the Rondinella, I dare say that La Bragia is a classic red from Veneto. Attractive aromas of red fruits jam, some notes of pepper and cloves, it is a wine with a great bouquet, generous and abundant. In the mouth, it has a very unctuous body but very gentle and easy to drink. Almost one year of aging in oak barrels made it a wine of character, with a long finish of pleasant notes of nuts and chocolate. Consider it as a perfect match to accompany any dish of typical Italian pasta and the most savory tomato sauce. Another wine of a great personality made by Allegrini, one of the most prestigious wineries in Italy that also has a solid reputation and an excellent wine variety in this market. Not to be missed!
(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?