Montresor 'Urban Park' Appassimento 2018, Veneto
Bottled art starting with the label and finishing with the last drop. This red wine is Valpolicella turned up to 100, with dried grapes that add flavour, and time in the barrel for extra oomph!
The Four Point Lowdown
- Filled to the brim with berries and cherries
- Oaked red that isn’t too much
- Pairs great with anything BBQ
- Perfect for warm nights in
About this wine
It’s packed with berries and cherries that you’d expect from a classic Valpolicella, but the Appassimento (drying the grapes in the sun to concentrate sugars) adds so much extra flavour, and the oak on the side is delicious.
Urban Park might look flashy, but there is nothing quick about this wine. The grapes are left to soak up extra sun for 30 days before being turned into the good stuff, and then spend 6 months in oak barrels that turns that goodness into greatness.
What Makes It So Grape?
Produced in Veneto, Italy
Montresor is one of Verona’s more famous winemakers. It has been making wonderful bottles of wine for well over a century.
They put a real emphasis on sustainable winemaking. They received organic certification in 2019, and already make most of their wine in lighter bottles to reduce their carbon footprint. The vineyards are also solar powered, so it’s not just the grapes that make the most of the Italian sun.