Case Paolin – Volpago del Montello, Treviso
The Pozzobon brothers produce around 70,000 bottles from their vineyards, worked by the family since the 1700s. Since purchasing the land outright from the Venetian state – or ‘from under the watchful eye of the Lion of Saint Mark’ as they put it – they have developed a highly respected range of red, white and sparkling wines.
The Costa degli Angeli Manzoni Bianco grape is a cross of Pinot Bianco and Riesling and comes from the hillside vineyard of the same name. Full of aromas of tropical fruits, citrus and lemon verbena this offers a lovely supportive structure behind its bright fruit. Rosso del Milio, named after the brothers’ grandfather, Emilio, is a blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Carmenére aged in large oak for 12-18 months. The San Carlo is named after its low-yielding vineyard at the foot of the Montello Hills. A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot & 20% Cabernet Franc this is aged in 50% new French oak barriques for 12-14 months followed by 6 months each in large oak and bottle.