Fri 23rd April – Taste VENETO with us! (L’Atitude-at-Home Box orders by midday Thurs 22nd April)
Beautiful Veneto awaits us this week!
Veneto is home to the rich, vibrant, full-bodied Amarone and Ripasso, as well as the very popular Prosecco, but as is our wont, we aim to bring you on a journey away from the classics to discover something new or different. And this week’s wine does precisely that!
“Vino Nato Disobbediente” (translates as ‘a wine born disobedient’) made by biodynamic producer Monte Dall’Ora in the Valpolicella Classico region, disobeys the appellation rules. With it’s extremely light 10.5% abv and sold in the larger 1litre ‘peasant’ wine format, it’s a wine made more for the family table than for a formal dining setting.
Monte Dall’Ora is the creation of Carlo & Alessandra Venturini. They focus on balance in the vineyard, promoting agricultural and natural biodiversity. This philosophy continues through the winemaking, resulting in some beautifully crafted and honest wines.
‘Disobbediente is a blend of Corvinone and Molinara. The grapes are lightly pressed so that only the free-run juice is used and a brief maceration results in a very light playful wine that’s bright and juicy with oodles of red fruit and a whisper of slightly bitter cherries. It’s delightfully smooth with velvety tannins, perfect for sipping as you watch the sun go down. It’s also the perfect ‘chillable’ red as we ‘optimistically’ make plans for warmer days ahead.
Veneto’s mountainous landscape succumbs to the Adriatic to the East, the Po to the South and Lake Garda to the West and its cuisine is as varied as its geography, offering a feast of seasonal fare. Rice, beans and polenta appear everywhere and some of Italy’s best-loved food, such as Tiramisù, Carpaccio and Ciabatta hail from here.
For this week’s box, we’ve chosen our Veneto favourites that we think will bring out the flavours in this joyful wine.
€50 for 2 people. Orders to firstname.lastname@example.org by midday Thurs. Collection Fri 23rd April from 5-6.30 #jointhejourney
And we’re exchanging boxes again this week with St Francis in Kinsale. Orders for the L’Atitude box to email@example.com as normal, but collection from St Francis Kinsale.
And we will be reciprocating this service for St Francis Provisions in Cork. Check out St Francis’ Menu for the week on their facebook page here https://www.facebook.com/stfranciskinsale. Order directly from St Francis on 083 0636879 and pick up on Friday evening in Cork.