Greg scored this wine: 89/100
A plush, generous, velvety wine from Villa Annaberta (Cottini Vini). It is a blend of Corvina, Corvinone, and Rondinella. These wines balance their high alcohol effortlessly, so do not be afraid. It adds texture and oomph.
The colour is a pretty and developed ruby/garnet. It's mature and ready to go now, but it will be drinking nicely for at least another five years.
Soft, brooding aromas of stewed plums, christmas cake, lavender, violet, charcoal, blackberry coulis, graphite, cherry, worn leather, and cola.
The palate is rich. Cherry sauce, blackberry, warm Christmas spices, and chocolate.
These can be intellectual wines to sit and discuss with friends, but if that isn t your speed they tend to be crowdpleasers. They rich and satisfying. An ideal pairing would be braised rabbit with mustard and fennel, but I won't say no to pizza or bbq with wines of this quality.