The best-value red of this week's Vintages Veneto offerings is Fumanelli Valpolicella 2008 ($12.95, No. 687186). Light to medium-bodied, it's very dry, with a hint of dark cherry and light, fine-grained tannins. Great for pizza or red-sauced pasta.
Descrizione in Vintages:
Talk about tradition! The Fumanelli family has been making wine since
the 14th century at their Squarano estate. Their vast experience is
apparent in this classy, smooth Valpolicella. A noseful of violets and
cherry leads to a medium-bodied, fruit-filled palate. It's meant to be
enjoyed young, so pair it tonight with Mediterranean pasta dishes.