100% Corvina from Delle Venezie, Veneto, Italy.
SRP of $10 and available for as low as $8. Sample submitted for review. Imported by MW Imports USA.
From the bottle:
"Re Midas Corvina is crafted from grapes grown on hillside vineyards located in the Veneto, one of Italy's most picturesque and beloved regions. Composed of 100% Corvina grapes, one of the region's most cherished varieties, Re Midas has rich aromas of cherry and currant with soft, layered flavors of red berried and a touch of vanilla. Wonderful with pasta, brick oven pizza, chicken and grilled meats.
If it isn't obvious from our recent posts, we love to drink Italian wine in the winter. Sangiovese,Super Tuscans, Nero d'Avola and more, we love them all. And while we drink them year round our consumption definitely goes up when the temperature goes down, and we're having one of our coldest winters ever!
Today's wine is a bit unusual in that it is 100% Corvina, a variety that usually shows up as one component of the famed wines of Valpolicella (Amarone and Valpolicella Ripasso for example). Corvina as a stand-alone variety has been described as the Italian Beaujolais, but as someone who is not a huge fan of Beaujolais, I have to say that I much prefer the Italian version.
The 2012 Cantina di Soave Re Midas Corvina begins with a pleasant aroma of raspberry, blueberry, plum, black cherry, a little spice and some perfumed floral notes. The medium-bodied wine tastes smooth and tasty with lots of tart cherry and berry flavors. This one is really easy to drink with soft tannins and nice touches of spice. It ends dry with more tart fruit and a slight pleasant nutty note. The name Re Midas refers to King Midas who was said to have the golden touch and indeed this one is fit for a king, but costing $10 or less it's also priced for a pauper!
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Overall Rating: 8.3
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