This wine is a star of the very small Custoza DOC appellation in the western part of the Veneto region, near Lake Garda. Opening the bottle is like plunging into a wonderful garden of aromatic white flowers. A couple years of age on this “Custoza Superiore” does amazing things in
After my one night stand with Gary Farrell’s Pinot Noir from McDonald Mountain Vineyard, I was ready to settle down by the time I got to Martaella Vineyard. And it is a more settled type of wine, with more body and gravitas. This is pinot noir with many of the
Herbs and metals from the nearby hills in the aroma. Hint of chocolate as it opens. Mature, dark red fruit on the palate. The sangiovese lightens the cabernet sauvignon nicely. Mild tannins integrating structure and finish.