Bertani Secco-Bertani Original Vintage Edition 2012
Dark ruby core, red to platinum rim. Bouquet of plum, cocoa powder, cherry cordial. Dried aromatic herbs. Sour cherry palate, black tea and cherry pit. Dusty tannin profile with mid-palate grip and a generous coffee bean finish. Alcohol and acid are moderate and balanced. Good concentration. Pure and linear. Lovely old-vine complexity though it seems youthful at this point. Dry, well-balanced with a pleasing hint of freshness in its lingering finish. Secco-Bertani has been in continuous production for over 150 years and is rightly extolled as the "grandfather" of Veronese wines. Secco-Bertani "Vintage Edition" is our tribute to the past as a way of enriching the present. It is an opportunity to rediscover a time period by taking a leap back to the past. Secco-Bertani created the Verona style of wine-making, well before Amarone and Ripasso, by using the best technology and the best grapes available at the time. That is why Bertani is the only company that can convincingly create a Vintage Edition by drawing inspiration from its own tradition.