One of the most important things about Ventisquero is that John Duval is involved. I had the pleasure of meeting John at a wine tasting and he was kindly looking after another winemakers stall while they had gone to the toilet. He patiently answered my questions and gave his own views on the other producers wine (an everyday sort of wine). While chatting I overheard someone saying “Wow its John Duval” I later found out he was one of the most famous winemakers in the world and also responsible for making Penfolds wines including Penfolds Grange (must be up there with the best red wine in the world). What an unassuming man, who not only looked after another producers stall but even asked about me and if I was enjoying the tasting.
This wine is deep ruby red in colour. Expressive nose with red fruit like plums and soft black fruit, like cherries, together with white floral notes contributed by the Muscat. This delicate-bodied wine is fresh, with good acidity and smooth tannins that contribute a silkiness to the mouth. Persistent in the finish, with the red fruit and flowers again apparent.
85% País, 15% Muscat of Alexandria
This wine can be stored for up to 5 years in optimum conditions.