The wines from the Baccolo Estate come from the Veneto region of North-East Italy and are a stunning representation of the area's terroir and traditions. We've selected these delicious Italian wines for the unique flavour they gain from being produced using the Appassimento method of production.
What Does Appassimento Mean?
Appassimento is the method of sun drying the grapes on straw mats, in order to leave rich fruit that is highly concentrated with less water content. During fermentation, the higher sugar content creates richer flavours in the wines, offering a style unique to this area of Italy.
The red that we have included in this month's wine club case is a blend of Corvina, the grape that is famous for the region's masterpiece wine Amarone, and a soft strain of Merlot. This skilful blending of full and medium bodied grapes creates an intensely flavoured wine with a luscious mouth feel.
The white wine of the Baccolo estate is also a blend of a traditional Italian variety and a classic grape synonymous with France. Garganega is blended expertly with Sauvignon Blanc in a way that creates a refreshing, yet balanced, wine with ripe fruit aromatics and a soft, pleasing finish.
The method of Appassimento produces a truly unique result and to quote Philip: 'the Baccolo Bianco is one of the best white wines I've had in a long time at that price.'