Grape Variety: Valpolicella Blend – 50% Corvina, 30% Corvinone and 20% Rondinella.
Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Valpolicella Classico; Veneto, Italy.
Price: $24.00 (with a 10% mixed case discount)
Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Paired With: Venison meatballs, pasta with roasted tomato sauce and green beans from the garden
Opened one hour before drinking. Clear, vibrant ruby red with the same color rim. Strong cherry, ripe plum and cardamon aromas with a substantial background of leather and damp earth. Smooth entry, fresh mouthfeel, medium body and a 150-grit texture. Full of jammy fruit…rich tart cherry, pomegranate, juicy plum and just a touch of sweet and peppery spice. Edgy acidity, smooth tannins and a long tart pie cherry and coffee tasting finish that ends with just a smidgen of powdery mineral. Excellent paired with the roasted tomato sauce and venison, but absolutely yummy sipping without food. An evocative, delicious and flavorful wine.
Alcohol Content: 13%
Closure: Natural cork.
UPC Code: Not available.
Imported by: Louis/Drressner Selections; New York, New York.