2014 Buglioni Valpolicella Classico Superiore

SKU #1358522

The Buglioni family purchased their property in Valpolicella in 1993, and for years after worked tirelessly in the vineyards while completing renovation of the cellars and farmhouse. Upon completion in 2000, they hired enologist Diego Bertoni and earnestly dedicated themselves to wine production. The Classico is a blend of 60% Corvina, 25% Corvinone, 10% Rondinella, and 5% Croatina. It is the epitome of heart-warming wine for the Italian dinner table. It is fresh, traditional, and pure, and is perfectly ready to be enjoyed now. Bright red with brilliant notes of cherry and brambleberry, it is fresh and dry, but not for lack of generous and charming fruit.

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By: Sharon Kelly | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 3/13/2019 | Send Email
This is abundantly flavored with black cherry, ripe red berry fruits and baking spice while remaining pleasantly laid back and balanced. Try this as an alternative to lighter styles such as a cru Beaujolais - this wine has more structure and tannic grip but is as versatile with many foods.

By: Heather Vander Wall | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/8/2018 | Send Email
It’s traditional in this area to use some Slavonian oak casks for aging, and that’s what they did here. That oak adds a pungent sweet spice but doesn’t overwhelm the wine, which is so vibrant and charming on its own that the end result is stunning. The nose is loaded with black cherry, plum and baking spice. On the palate a sweet berry fruit emerges, contrasted beautifully with light tannin and soft velvety texture. The finish is dry and laden with perfumed clove and nutmeg notes. I would highly recommend pairing this with roasted beef or lamb. It could also be paired with red sauce dishes, which are somewhat difficult due to the natural acidity of tomato.

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