Palazzo Della Torre Veronese
Origin: Verona, Italy
Blend*: corvina, rondinella
*fresh wine is blended with a pressing of partially dried ("raisined") grapes, adding concentration and complexity to the rich flavours of the local grapes.
Producer's Notes: The wine is made using an innovative take on the 'ripasso' technique. Most of the grapes are vinified at harvest time while the rest are set aside to partially dry. In January, the wine blended with the juice from the raisined grapes undergoes a second fermentation. This produces a full-bodied red wine that has an ageing potential of at least ten years. The blend is the historic combination of Corvina and Rondinella with the addition of a small quantity of Sangiovese. This wine is a deep ruby red and easily pairs with various Italian dishes, above all risottos, especially those flavoured with saffron, porcini mushrooms and pork; classic dishes such as pasta with Amatriciana and Carbonara sauces, baked lasagna, gnocchi with gorgonzola cheese and walnuts; grilled meats and roasts.