Tasted in two glasses - Zalto Universal and Gabriel Gold. The fruit in the Gabriel Gold was more forward making the aromatics more balanced - fruity, earthy, herbal and sweet spices complexities. The Zalto universal appeared to be more earthy on the nose though on the palate, it has the expansive fruits just like in the Gabriel.
Hence, do decant the wine or breathe the wine (i.e. open earlier) if you wish to drink in a non Gabriel Glas. We do sell Gabriel - simply check out our stemware page.
Nonetheless, this is a superb wine because of its fruit-earthiness-herbal complexity and refined tannins (very plush). Excellent balance, good acidity and drinkability on its own.
La Grola is a single vineyard which is on the hills of the Valpolicella region. There are GPS coordinates on the front label so you can actually visit this vineyard next time. :)
We tasted the wine without knowing the scores and you will be pleased to know that this is a highly rated wine. See below for notes:
Won GOLD (95 pts) at the Decanter World Wine Award!
'Lovely balance, as always, to this super Veronese red with juicy dark fruit and hints of black chocolate. Medium to full body, succulent tannins and a fresh finish.' James Suckling 93pts
'A blend of 90% Corvina Veronese and 10% Oseleta, this alluring red opens with aromas of wild berry, tobacco and a whiff of coffee bean. It's elegant and full bodied, offering ripe plum, black cherry, star anise and ground pepper alongside taut fine-grained tannins. Drink through 2025.' Wine Enthusiast 92 pts