I recently had the pleasure to learn all about Domini Veneti wines from Italy over a wonderful lunch at Cibo Trattoria prepared by Executive Chef Ryan Byrd and his team.
The following wines were paired with the various dishes during this stellar lunch.
Tortellini en brodo Campagna brasied beef, parmesan
Paired with Valpolicella DOC Classico Superiore Domini Veneti
Bistecca tagliata Marinated sirloin, crispy potatoes, salsa verde, rosemary & chili
Paired with Valpolicella Ripasso DOC Classico Superiore La Casetta
Cheese, dried fruit, nuts
Paired with the Amarone Della Valpolicella DOCG Classico Domini Veneti
Amarone Della Valpolicella DOCG Classico Vigneti di Jag
This wine estate, which was established in 1933, produces excellent wines. Among others these include the Recioto della Valpolicella, the Recioto Vigneti di Moron and the Amarone Classico. The mission of the Cantina Valpolicella Negrar is still now to increase the value of itsmembers activity,producing excellent wines and promoting culture and knowledge of viticulture and oenology.
Growers are encouraged to cultivate their vines with maximum respect for the natural environment and to safeguard biodiversity. The Cantina and its members have also been able to work together to identify sites suitable for single vineyard wines and to produce special selections and even individual “cru” wines. Experience gained over many years has allowed us to use our winemaking skills t develop a range of various Amarone, Reciotos and Valpolicellas. Historically the winery has also worked hand in hand with growers in other famous viticultural zones near Verona, which allows the Cantina to offer other high quality wines such as Soave, Bianco di Custoza and Bardolino.
The name “Domini Veneti” best describes the best wines selected from our their production. This range is the result of a long term project, looking at both viticulture and winemaking to add value and improve the quality produced fro local soils. The name was chosen to refer back to expansion of the Republic of Venice in around 500 AD, when the lands around Valpolicella came under its rule. Today, tis “golden age” is reflected in the quality and image of the wines Domini Veneti, through which they aim to offer our customers all over the world a taste of the best of their region.
The wines are represented in Vancouver by Vintage Corks.
By: Richard Wolak