Santi Ventale Valpolicella Superiore
While other grape varieties often get center-stage attention, there is zero doubt that the wines of Valpolicella are a pitch-perfect example of why the wines of the Veneto deserve just as much prestige. Sure, you might not have heard of the Corvina grape. Or Mollinara and Rondinella. But thanks to the Santi estate, whose winemaking heritage dates to the early 1800s, here is your chance! Yes, here you have textured layers of dark-skinned berry, vanilla, and clove. Yes, you have the black cherry, underbrush, and the perfectly balanced tannin. And yes, you will be quickly returning for bottle number two!