Nose

Highly complex nose with hints of cherries and berry fruit plus spicy tones of liquorice and cinnamon.

Palate

Soft and pervasive on the palate with delightful balancing acidity. Dry and full bodied structure. Long and intense finish with fruit conserve and sweet spices as final touches.

Growing Conditions

Heavy rainfall throughout the entire phenological and grape-ripening period – totally contrary to the norm in the region.

Harvest

The Malbec grapes were picked between mid and late March, while the Corvina grapes were laid out to dry between the end of March and the beginning of April.

Winemaking

Corbec is made with the appassimento method. The two grape varieties are harvested and vinified separately. The selected grape bunches are laid on specially constructed wooden trays, made in imitation of the Venetian “arelle”, for 20 days. The grapes loose about 20% of their weight and gain in concentration of sugars and aromas. Soft pressing and de-stalking follow. The grapes are fermented at 20-24°C for 20 days in stainless steel tanks. After racking, the wine completes its malolactic fermentation at 20°C in 25 days.

Aging

18 months in 600 liters oak barrels. Ageing continues in stainless steel containers until bottling. Good bottle-ageing potential is predicted. Long potential for ageing

Appearance

Deep ruby red in colour.

Food Pairing

As with Amarone, this wine accompanies strong-tasting foods (grilled red meat, roast meat, or game) and mature cheeses. To be served in large glasses at 18°C.