2019 MaterVI Vini, "Vesplicito", Veneto Italy
Alberto Rigon is the farmer and winemaker behind the Matervi: Vini Underground wines. These natty wines is of small production and we are excited to get our hands on them and introduce the market to them. The wine is 100% Vespaiola. The Vespaiola vine has a rich history in the volcanic hills of the Breganze DOC. The variety has been in the region dating back to before the Roman domination but wasn't documented until Vespaiola caught the attention of the Republic of Venice. After the second world war, an increase in the planting of Vespaiola vine cuttings kicked off the beginnings of what became the dominating industry of the region, then was followed by the founding of the DOC in 1969.
The Vesplicito like many wines made with Vespaiola has a predisposition to aging. White flowers on the nose with a zingy citrus acidity. When aged a few years, the wines spectacular minerality dominates the palate and develops aromas of quince and cider apples.
- Chicken Dishes
- Fresh Roasted Veggies
- Shellfish and Fish
A Little More...The grape found its name as it is commonly eaten by wasps (vespe) due to it's high grape sugar content, and can inspire your imagination to some of the challenges of working harvest in this region. It's commonly vinified as a white wine, but the grape is internationally acclaimed for its use to make a passito dessert wine called Torcolato.