Valpolicella

The region’s most famous wine, Amarone della Valpolicella, partially dries grapes to increase concentration in a process called appasimento. Corvina is the darling grape of the Valpo blend and known for its flavors of cherries and chocolate.

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Pinot Meunier

This fruity red grape is mostly seen as a chief blending partner in the world’s most popular sparkling wine, Champagne.

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Mencía

A red variety from the Iberian peninsula (Spain and Portugal) that’s quickly developing a following. It’s loved for its heady aromatics and potential to age.

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Cinsault

One of the minor grapes found in Rhône blends and Provençal rosés; Cinsault delivers fresh, punchy reds that are just as floral as they are fruity.

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Corvina

kor-vee-nah Primary Flavors Tart Cherry Cinnamon Chocolate Green Peppercorn Green Almond Taste Profile Dry Medium Body Low Tannins Medium-high Acidity 13.5–15% ABV Handling SERVE 55–60°F / 12-15°C GLASS TYPE Aroma Collector DECANT 30 Minutes CELLAR 5–10 Years Food Pairing Italians have really nailed the regional food and wine pairing game. Think local: Antipasti (salumi), bruchetta, […]

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Barbera

Barolo is what everyone talks about from Piedmont, but Barbera is what everyone drinks! This everyday red can be found in vineyards around the world.

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