folonariA generic Valpolicella with aromas of red berry, green, twiggy notes, rose and earth.

Light and fruity on the palate, with good acidity, it opens and finishes thin, but there is a  soft, waxy midpalate mouthfeel that makes the wine a bit rounder than other wines from this region. The finish is short with restrained tannins. A decent, everyday wine if you find it for under $10 and you like slender wines.

The blend is 65% Corvina, 25% Rondinella, and 10% Molinara.

Owned by the massive Italian Wine company Gruppo Italiano Vini with production facilities across Italy. Imported by Fredrick Wildemon and Sons, also owned by Gruppo Italiano Vini

Best consumed with lighter pork or chicken dishes and something quiet, simple and rustic in the background like Hem’s Stupid Mouth Shut.

Score: 83

Price: $8

Alc: 12.5%