In the Veneto, Corvina is mostly used to anchor blended reds like Valpolicella and Amarone, but here it stands alone. The vines are about fifteen years old and sustainably farmed in the region’s gravelly moraine soils. The wine is raised in Slavonian oak botti for eight months before bottling.
The result is a limpid ruby color, very clear, and its fragrance and flavors are on-point for Corvina: I get cherries, strawberries steeped in tea, basil, spice. The tannins are modest. Although this may seem like an uncomplicated rosso, it is deliciously drinkable with food.
2018 Corte Gardoni Becco Rosso Corvina Veronese IGT
13% abv | About $16; imported by Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant