Brunelli Corte Cariano Corvina 2019
Brunelli Corte Cariano Corvina 2019 from 8wines
Cellar for up to 3 years. No need to decant before serving. This stunning single varietal is an unusual example of a 100% Corvina wine. Traditionally the grape is blended with other indigenous varieties like Rondinella and Molinara to make the Veneto region’s full bodied Valpolicella and Amarone wines. The Corte Cariano was envisaged by enologist Alberto Brunelli as something quite different, a bold and fruit-forward style which would showcase the potential of the Corvina grape to stand alone. The wine is made using traditional local winemaking techniques which call for the grapes to be partially dried in small crates for 60 days. The grape must is then fermented and the young wine is then aged in oak barrels for 12 months followed by a further 4 months in the bottle. This method produces an intensely concentrated and rich dry red wine which exudes seductive aromas of crushed dark berries, cherries, and sweet spices from the oak. The first sip reveals a smooth full body, gentle tannins, and bold blackberry, plum, and blackcurrant flavours which linger on the tongue. Full of character and youthful vigour, this is an ideal wine to match with typical Veronese cuisine like a rich bean soup, pasta served with a red meat ragu, or dishes with truffle or mushrooms.
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