Ponte Pietra Merlot Corvina 2022
Region: Vento, Italy
Bottle size: 75cl
Grape: 60% Merlot 40% Corvina
This is a delicious blend in which the soft blackberry of the Merlot melds in harmony with the characteristic cherry blossom and ripe cherry pie character of Corvina. A fresh and well-balanced wine.
The fruit for the Merlot Corvina is grown in vineyards situated next to the Soave zone in the Val d‘Alpone. The Merlot is grown on the warm, sheltered plains on clay soils, and the Corvina in the foothills on tufaceous basalt soils. All of the vineyards have excellent exposure, which helps to ensure complete ripeness.
These wines are made by Matt Thomson at the Cantina di Monteforte. Verona's 'Ponte Pietra' (stone bridge) dates back to Roman times, although vines have been planted on the hills outside of Verona for much longer than this bridge has spanned the Adige River.