J. S. RASCH VIN & SPIRITUS
J. S. Rasch wine and colonial trade has been selling the good things in life since 1807. The current ownership goes back 2 generations.
Rosso Veneto IGT 2021
Domini Veneti is the prestige series from Cantina di Negrar, which has refined and since then mastered the appassimento technique over several centuries.
Cantina di Negrar, which in 2011 was honored under VinItaly as the best Veneto producer, produces both amarone, valpolicella and other well-known Veneto wines – all with an excellent ratio between price and quality as a common denominator.
The grape varieties for Domini Veneti Appassimento are the classics for the area, namely corvina, rondinella and corvinone but also a small amount of cabernet sauvignon. They are grown as classic double pergolas with an average age of over 25 years.
After the harvest at the end of September, the bunches of grapes were dried for two months before fermentation – a process that can be felt in the finished wine in the form of more concentration and enough sugar in the grapes for the finished wine to have a residual sugar content of approx. 8 grams/liter; enough to round off the wine but still with the fruit in focus and far below the markedly sweeter style of the southern Italian and overseas copies.
The wine is aged in large oak barrels of varying sizes for approx. 10 months before assembly.
The color is deep red and the aroma is characterized by cherries, a touch of dark berries, fresh almonds, and a little dried flowers, while the taste is harmoniously full with a nice appassimento character that does not end with definite sweetness, but simply adds some density to the lovely cherry fruit.
Enjoy this lovable wine with a wide range of roasts, not too violent braises and ‘hard’ cheeses such as the local monte veronese or one of the aged pecorino types.
Serve the wine below room temperature at 16-18° in a spacious ‘Bordeaux glass’ so that you can also enjoy the aroma of the wine.
The wine can be drunk now, but it can also be aged for a handful of years.