This is a gorgeous wine with loads of intensity and personality derived from the native Corvina grape of Valpolicella, Italy. It’s amazingly rich and smooth with long-lasting flavors of maraschino cherry, Indian spice and cola.
Here’s a modern rendition of Corvina (one of the grapes that makes up Italy’s Amarone) that opens with a blast of blackberry fruit, exotic spice, leather, tar and moist pipe tobacco. It’s soft and chewy with long, impressive persistency.
Never mind the fanciful name: It’s basically Corvina from the Verona area made in an ultramodern, international style. The color is dark, the nose extracted and sweet, and the mouthfeel thick and creamy. There’s a pile of black fruit and chocolate on the palate and some cheek-grabbing tannins to the finish.