Category Archives: Corvina

Masi Brolo di Campofiorin Oro, Veronese IGT, Italy, 2009, 14% abv

Made from Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara grapes, this is an Appasimento or ‘baby Amarone’ meaning about a quarter of the Corvina grapes were dried for six weeks Amarone-style and then pressed. This style of wine jockeys for position between the … Continue reading

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Torre del Falasco, Ripasso, Cantina Valpentena, Valpolicella DOC, Italia, 2010, 13.5% abv, C$20

I must drink more Italian wines to prepare the parental units for their upcoming trip.  It’s such an onerous duty. This time we’re visiting Veneto and trying a Valpolicella made in the ripasso style.  To improve the depth and complexity … Continue reading

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