Villa Italia

Importer Of Fine Italian Wines

WINE: Forzate' Raboso

PRODUCER: La Montecchia

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.

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  • Appelation:

    Veneto I.G.T.

  • Varietals:

    Raboso Piave/ Raboso Veronese

  • Vinification:

    The Grapes are left to dry partially, then soaked for 15 days; mashing of the grapes for 15 days

  • Vineyard:

    Colli Euganei

  • Aging:

    18 months in oak barrels, then minimum 6 months in bottles

  • Harvest:

    End of October

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