Wine List: Valpolicella To Vouvray

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Valpolicella is a popular, fruity red wine made in the Tre Venezie region of northeastern Italy. Valpolicella comes in a variety of styles from a basic dry wine tasting of cherries or stewed cherries to a sweet red wine, made from specially dried grapes. Suggested food pairings include Beef Stroganoff and Hamburger.

Valtellina Superiore
Valtellina Superiore is an Italian red wine that was granted the DOC (Denominazione di Origine Controllata) status in 1968, and the DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata Garantita) status in 1998. It is based on the Chiavennasca (Nebbiolo) grape, with a maximum of 10% of other local red grapes. This wine comes from an area in the Lombardy region of northern Italy. Recommended food pairings include duck with olives, grilled game birds, and hard cheeses. See I Love Italian Wine and Food - The Lombardy Region for a review of a Valtellina Superiore.

Verdicchio fine wine white and Italian wine lists

Verdicchio, an inexpensive way to visit the Italian coast.

Verdicchio is a fruity, white wine made in the Marches region of west central Italy. While these wines are usually still, some Verdicchios are sparkling. Flavors include citrus fruits and almonds. Suggested food pairings include Pasta with Garlic and Oil, Risotto with Vegetables, and Fish from the nearby Adriatic Sea.

verdelho is a white grape variety found in France, Portugal, and Australia (see Verdelho grapes). See A South Australia Verdelho (Under $15) for a review of such a wine.

Vermentino is a white grape variety that grows in the Liguria and Tuscany regions of central Italy and the southern Italian island of Sardinia. This is an aromatic, appetite-whetting wine that can help you to forget forgettable Italian white wines. The best such wine is said to be Vermentino de Gallura DOCG. See I Love Italian Food And Wine - A Ligurian White and and I Love Italian Food And Wine - Liguria Region, Tuscany Wine for reviews of Vermentino wines.

Vernaccia di San Gimignano
Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG is a white wine from high-altitude vineyards near the beautiful, medieval central Tuscany town of San Gimignano. As its name indicates, it's made from the Vernaccia grape. Be careful, despite its prestigious classification many of these wines are bland. See A Fine Tuscany White Under $15 for a review of a Vernaccia di San Gimignano wine.

Viognier is a white grape variety (see Viognier) grown in southern France, California, and Australia. This up and coming grape almost disappeared in the 1960s when it was reduced to a miniscule 35 acres (14 hectares) in France.that grows in the Liguria and Tuscany regions of See A Languedoc, France Viognier (Under $15) and and A Midi Viognier for reviews of French Viognier wines.

Vin Gris
Vin Gris is a French or other somewhat pink wine made from red grapes such as Pinot Noir. Suggested food pairings include Tuna.

Vinho Verde
Vinho Verde is a dry, light, fizzy Portuguese white wine usually consumed quite young. It may taste of lemon, lime, or other citrus fruits. Suggested food pairings include Boiled Shrimp, Fried Fish, and Sardines.

Vino Nobile de Montepulciano
Vino Nobile de Montepulciano DOCG s a well-known Tuscan red produced from the Prugnolo Gentile version of the Sangiovese grape. It is one of the Tuscany Big Three, Chianti Classico, Vino Nobile, and Brunello de Montalcino. Some say that itís a neglected middle child. See A Vino Nobile di Montepulciano for a review of a Vino Nobile de Montepulciano DOCG wine.

Vino Novello
Vino Novello is an Italian new wine, similar to Beaujolais Nouveau. See A 2010 Veneto, Italy Vino Novello for a review of such a wine.

Viura is a white grape grown in the famous Rioja region of northeastern Spain and the Languedoc-Roussillon region of southern France. Its an unpretentious grape often used in blends such as Cava, sparkling Spanish wine. See A Rioja, Spain Viura (Under $10) for a review of a non-sparking Viura wine.

Vouvray is an acidic, sometimes sweet white wine made in the Loire Valley of western France from the Chenin Blanc grape variety. Some Vouvrays are sparkling wines. Unlike most white wines, some of the sweet Vouvrays may age gracefully for decades. Flavors include fruits, honey, and minerals. Suggested food pairings include Ham, Catfish, and Seafood with Cream Sauce.

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