Passori Rosso Veneto has made a welcome return to the Waud Wines list – this time in the guise of the 2021 vintage. This delightful, easy drinking dry red wine is a true crowd pleaser. If you are looking for a house red wine, then this is certainly one to consider – and also offers unbelievable value at £14.95 per bottle.
This rich and smooth wine has an intense deep ruby red colour with purple highlights and an aromatic presentation. The blend of 60% Merlot and 40% Corvina is one typical of the vineyards of the Veneto region of northern Italy, and offers flavours of ripe fruits, such as plums, blackberries and sweet spices.
Passori Rosso Veneto 2021 is a wine of a solid structure with a beautiful balance between soft tannins and lifted acidity, whilst offering bold and ripe fruit flavours. Its late maturation gives the characteristic notes of ripe fruits with added notes of spice and vanilla from short oak ageing.
In a mark of respect to the Amarone wines of Valpolicella, the vines are cut but the grapes are left to dry naturally on the vine, a method known as Appassimento. (Passori is also an anagram of Ripasso – a name that was created by a great friend of ours in the wine industry!)
Food matches: A perfect match with roasts, red meat and game, and hard cheeses.