Style: Medium-body Red ABV: 14%
Appellation: Veneto Varietal: Merlot, Corvina, and Croatina
Region: Veneto County: Italy
About This Wine: The name Passione e Sentimento (Passion and Feeling), celebrates the city of love par excellence, Verona, not in this case only because of its history and monuments, but also because of its wine. The label boasts a photograph of Juliet's Wall, where lovers have written notes for centuries.
The Merlot and Corvina grapes, selected and hand harvested with great care, are then left to dry for 1 month into wooden trays in the Fruttaio, where the grapes lose around 30% of their water content and gain high sugars concentration. The vinification process takes place in separate steel tanks at controlled temperature of 25-28°C for 20 days. Maturation in large cherry barrels (at second use) for 3 months. Afterwards the grapes are blended and malolactic fermentation follows to harmonize and soften the wine.
Deep ruby red in colour. The nose has intense aromas of red berries with hints of spices. The palate is balanced with velvety tannins, and it has a soft and round finish. Food Pairings Great with red meat and game or with aged cheese.