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Staff Pick

Valpolicella "Il Buono," Le Albare - 2018

Item # 32716 750mL
$16.96/ Single Bottle
$203.52 $183.17/ Case of 12
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Grape Variety

Tasting Notes

A vibrant Valpolicella that is unoaked and all about up front red fruit aromas on the palate. Deliciously gulpable and an ideal companion to a tray of cured meats and fresh cheeses.

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Staff Pick Notes

Quality Valpolicella for $15?! Blasphemy! Madness, I say! No, it’s true. This is a fairly modern Valpolicella because it doesn’t see any oak, and because of that the notes you get are mostly derived from the blend of grapes Corvina, Rondinella, and Molinara. The aroma and palate bring you to a romantic Tapas restaurant; roses on the table, blue cheese served with a red currant and cherry compote, and assorted game meats coming and going on server trays. Valpolicella doesn’t need the frills of a heavy price tag; like any bottle of wine, it just needs to be good.

- SD

Astor's Glossary of Terms


The red Corvina grape (a.k.a. Corvina Veronese) is the most widely planted grape in Italy's Valpolicella and Bardolino regions. In recent years, it has gained momentum as the best grape for making Amarone.



This is a very large region that produces all sorts of red wines, often from the Corvina grape, that range from light, early-drinking, Beaujolais-esque efforts to hulking dried-grape monsters like Recioto and Amarone.