Corte Giara 2015 Valpolicella Ripasso
A relatively new project/label from one of Veneto's oldest and most important winemaking families, Allegrini. A blend of 70% Corvina Veronese and 30% Rondinella that have been soaked with the lees of the winery's Amarone and then aged for 11 months in Slovenia oak barrels. Opening aromas convey raisin, cocoa, a hint of bell pepper and earthy whiff of game. The firm palate shows fig, cassis and dried sage alongside tightly wound tannins.