This is a beautiful wine. Made in the Appassimento method whereby the Corvina and Merlot grapes are air-dried for a length of time before fermenting, in exactly the same way that Amarone is produced. However, as Merlot is part of the blend it can only be classified as a "Rosso del Veneto". The resulting wine though is stunning. Smooth and silky with black cherry and redcurrant fruit, notes of cinnamon and nutmeg leading to a long lingering finish.
As Italian wines go, many of which are best drunk with food, this is smooth enough to enjoy by itself. If you want to pair it with food though then it goes really well with a pepperoni pizza and also with a classic pasta and ragu dish. If you aren't a fan of Italian food then I would recommend this with a nice roast lamb dinner.
You can pick this wine up in all of our stores, or here online of course!
I can't recommend this wine highly enough!
Dr. Graham Simpson
Wine & Spirits Buyer