Introduced to us at Vinitaly 2006, the wines from La Giaretta have rapidly established themselves as among the most popular of our portfolio. Husband and wife team, wonderfully - though confusingly - called Francesco and Francesca, run the estate located in Valgatara, a small hill town that lies in the heart of the classic Valpolicella region. They produce the lot from the lighter dryer Valpolicella to its sturdier brother Amarone della Valpolicella, which are the two most important red wines in the Veneto, all the way to the sweet Recioto (amazing match with Chocolate by the way) For several generations, the winery has produced and bottled wine obtained exclusively from grapes grown on the estate including the Valpolicella, the Ripasso and the Amarone.
What to drink with... lemon sole.
This is a delicate flavoured dish on its own, so the best match will be a light, fresh white wine, such as our South African Force Majeure Chenin Blanc or Barton Chenin Blanc. If you’re saucing up your Lemon Sole, then opt for our Chablis or one of our pinks: Domaine de la Jolive, Sancerre Rosé, or Domaine Saint Hilaire Rosé. What if you’re making fish goujons with a herby bread-crumbed crust? We recommend our Grüner Veltliner Heiligenstein, a Sauvignon Blanc: Domaine Beauséjour les Grenettes or our refreshing Villa Sparina Gavi di Gavi. If you’re adding cheese to your goujons, the Chablis might be a better partner.