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The historical wine estate La Montecchia lies in the heart of the
Veneto region, and is primarily concerned with viticulture, an activity
established there since the Middle Ages. The owner, Count Umberto Emo
Capodilista, and his son, Giordano, produce wines of international
standard from the varieties Merlot and Cabernet as well as from local
grapes with the wish to constantly improve the area’s potential. The
name Forzatè was given in memory of Giordano Forzatè, an ancestor of the
Capodilista family and friend of St. Anthony of Padova, to whom the
chapel adjoining the Raboso vineyard is dedicated.
La Montecchia Forzatè is a wine native to the Veneto region. The raboso grapes are picked in late October; in the past, they were hung in the kitchen and could be eaten until Easter because of their resistant skin. It is characterized by a full ruby red color and a forceful bouqet of spices, nuts and maraschino cherries. Its full body warms the palate and is sustained by a good acid content, which makes it a truly unique wine. Serve with flavorful meats, game, roasts and mature cheese.
Raboso Piave/ Raboso Veronese
The Grapes are left to dry partially, then soaked for 15 days; mashing of the grapes for 15 days
18 months in oak barrels, then minimum 6 months in bottles
End of October