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Wine of the Week – Marchese Fumanelli Terso Bianco 2009

Marchese Fumanelli has been making wines in Italy’s Valpolicella region since 1470. This lovely white is distinctive with its blend of 50 percent Garganega and 50 percent Trebbiano Toscana. Golden green in color, it delivers an elegant balance of fruit and minerality with a nose of white acacia blossoms and honey. We loved it for its distinctiveness and notes of fresh apricot, apple, mint and eucalyptus. Totally different from other whites,it delivers a unique experience that we found captivating. The wine is 13% ABV. The wines are imported by Pasternak Imports in the U.S.

Wine of the Week – Marchesi Fumanelli Valpolicella Classic Superiore DOC 2010

Since 1470, Marchesi Fumananlli, in the heart of Valpolicella, Italy, has been making wines. This 2010 Squarano is an elegant, mature and complex wine with a deep ruby red color, made from 40% Corvina, 40% Corvinone and 20% Rondinella grapes. Well structured, with fine tannins, it offers ripe fruit – cherries and blackberries – with notes of cedar, spice and licorice. 30 to 40-year-old pergola and 8 to 10-year-old guyot vines are harvested on this 78 acre historic estate.

You won’t be disappointed when you experience the rich fullness of Squarano. 544 years of experience is represented here and the complexity and elegance of the wine will bring you a new appreciation of Italian offerings. Now available in the U.S. from Pasternak Wine Imports, it belongs on your list of outstanding wines.

Wine of the Week – Marchese Fumanelli Amarone 2008

Marchese Fumanelli in Verona, Italy dates way back to the 14th century and has been making wines since the 17th century when the Marquis Fumanelli family built the estate which stands today in the hear of Valpolicella on Roman ruins.
Today, those wines are now distributed by Pasternak Wine Imports in the U.S. and include this delicious, rich Amarone 2008.
It blends Cortavina (40%), Corvinone (40%) and Rondinella (20%).The wines grown in the traditional Veronese Pergola system, grown and placed on plateaux where they rest for 120 days before drying. They’re de-stemmed and soft pressed and macerated for 25 days, then fermented in stainless steel tanks. The resulting wine is a deep red with vanilla notes and hints of nutmeg along with berry flavors. It’s a rich and well balanced wine that goes well with steaks and aged cheeses, as well as making a deeply flavorful beverage all by itself. As summer turns to fall and the days turn cooler, this is a wine to sip and savor.