Freeman & Valpolicella – New World vs Old World


12:00 pm Saturday,
June 2, 2018 - June 2, 2018




In short, these are some of the most compelling Italianate wines I’ve ever tasted from the New World. JOE CZERWINSKI, THE WINE ADVOCATE (on Freeman Vineyard)

Amarone della Valpolicella is about as distinctive as red wine gets. Of the world’s major reds sought out by consumers and collectors, Amarone is the only wine that is made by air-drying the grapes for months prior to pressing them. It’s the air-drying, or appassimento, of grapes that gives Amarone many – but not all – of its distinctive qualities.  IAN D’AGATA, VINOUS

This Saturday features an exciting line-up of wines from both the new world and the old world. We will be venturing out into the local hood of the Hilltops in NSW where Freeman, an Italian-inspired winery, are making some really good representations of Valpolicella. To demonstrate just how good these guys are at doing what they do, we have decided to put them up against their distant brothers in Veneto, highlighting and contrasting the differences and similarities of each region and varietal.

The wines on tasting are as follows:

Freeman ‘Fortuna’ Pinot Grigio Plus 2013

Freeman ‘Corona’ Corvina & Rondinella 2016
Freeman ‘Secco’ Rondinella Corvina 2013

Marion Valpolicella Morgomarcellise 2015
Tedeschi Valpolicella DOC Superiore 2015
Speri Valpolicella Classico DOC ‘La Roverina’ 2015

Freeman ‘Robusta’ Corvina 2012
Speri Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ripasso DOC 2015
Tedeschi Valpolicella Ripasso DOC Superiore ‘Capitel San Rocco’ 2015

Speri Amarone 2012
Tedeschi Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG 2013

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