Bright and consistent ruby red shade, with movements that highlight and announce structure, texture and generous softness. First impression in the nose: instant and obvious hints of macerated blacks and red fruits in which we recognize black cherry, blackberry, red plum, walnut liqueur, which melt into sweet spicy notes of chocolate and vanilla beans; then it gradually opens up to hints of red rose and aromatic herbs. The first sip is rich and sumptuous and immediately captivating and austere. Heat and tannic blend together into velvety and silky softness, leaving room for a large opening on notes of dark-fleshed fruit jams, seasoned with sweet spices; the finish is very long and caressing, warm and savoury with the last notes of pleasant liquorice.
Ideal with game dishes, even spicy and sauced; hard cheeses such as Monte Veronese, Parmigiano Reggiano, seasoned pecorino.
Province of Verona
Corvina and Corvinone, Rondinella
calcareous soil, rich of sedimentary clays
Guyot, in the historical vineyards Pergola
part of the grapes age in medium size barrels, the leftover in small barrels for 18 months
not less than 12 months