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Sartori Montegradella Valpolicella Classico Superiore 2012 Wine Review

Sartori Montegradella Valpolicella Classico Superiore 2012

Sartori Montegradella Valpolicella Classico Superiore 2012

Veneto D.O.C., Italy

Community Score:89/100

Community Reviews: 11

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Price: $17.95

Drink: 2016-2020

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Sartori

Agent: FWM Canada

Natalie's Score: 92/100

An extraordinary wine for the price! Wowsers. Mocha and smoke wrap around fleshy black plums. Voluptuous and luxurious, with full-bodied weight and a rich texture. The Sartori 2012 Valpolicella Classico Superiore offers lots of pleasure in the glass. Full-bodied with attractive aromas of dark fruit, spice and smoke. Perfect for tomato and meat sauces or hearty meat dishes.

Valpolicella Classico Superiore food pairings: marinated pepper steaks, burgers with blue cheese, grilled pork chops, Muscovy duck.

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This Sartori Montegradella Valpolicella Classico Superiore 2012 was reviewed on December 30, 2016 by Natalie MacLean

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Colin McKone - Sommelier rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

Wow, this Valpolicella is teaming with aromas of tobacco smoke, black cherry, plum, cassis, cedar, baking spices and leather. The flavours of the wine stand up to the anticipation that the aromas create with the with dried berries and balking spice following through on the finish. This is medium bodied with balanced tannin and acidity. This wine is great on it own and will pair well with tomotao based Italian dishes and firm cheeses. If you like Italians reds this wine is a steal for the price.
Matt Steeves - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Sartori's Montegradella Valpolicella Classico Superiore is a fantastic value priced wine that shows the greatness this storied Valpolicella winery can achieve at such a bargain price! Ruby red, the sweet baking spices, in particular clove, jump from the glass while the dried fruits, leather and cedar complete the complex aromatic profile. Sweet and tangy dried fruit, plum, and spice on the refreshing and mildly textured palate. A lovely wine that would be ideal for entertaining and enjoying with a wide array of hearty dishes and throughout the year. Incredibly quality price ratio! Tasted November 2016. 91+ points. Matt Steeves - www.quercusvino.ca
Jon Steeves - Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Great value wine. Aromatic signature resembles that of the Sartori Amarone. Loved the dried fig and cranberry aromatics and the long finish with persistence of ripe cherry and leather. Tasted Nov 2016 - rated 91/100
Elizabeth Vickers rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

1st bottle with lasagna and bread at my parents. ET and I finished the bottle...very nice.

2nd bottle with lasagna and bread for Maureen's birthday (2019). Parents were at dinner as well. Shared by Maureen, ET and I. Really enjoyed this bottle and wished we had more!
Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

A lovely wine and a great value for the price! Earthy, aromas of tart cherry, cranberry, leather and spice. Bright acid on the palate really brings the fruit forward, and extends the finish. Try this with pasta and tomato sauce.
Luc Delorme rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Aromas of ripe berries and a hint of white pepper welcome the drinker, while the palate detects much riper fruit than the nose detected, with a sweet jammyness that is characteristic of a hot climate wine. With its very approachable acidity and tannin levels, this is a very nice, easy-drinking wine that can be enjoyed in many situations. This would pair well with chicken cacciatore, or a vegetarian lasagna.
Sylvain Segard rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Ripe cherries and plums aroma, spiced with some smoke and cedar wood. This wine greets you with intense acidity in the mouth and reveals pleasant earthy flavours, with firm but round and balanced tannins. A classic pairing for tomato sauce based dishes. Score 89. (Reviewed on Nov. 27, 2016).
Emilie Ryan rated this wine as 80/100 with the following review:

Presentation: Clean, simple, monochromatic, classic for the region
Appearance: Pale garnet colour
Nose: Medium intensity aromas of perfume, spice (cloves, nutmeg), cedar, garrigue (green smell)
Taste: Dry, medium, slightly biting tannins, medium acidity, wet earth, leather, green, raspberries, red currant
Finish: Medium, wet earth and leather
Overall impression: An acceptable Valpolicella Classico. If you like earthy/dirty wines, you should like this one.
Value: 3.5/5
The Sartori family have been making wines for four generations and more than a century of wine grape and winemaking experience. - Community Wine Reviews

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