Medium Bodied Red Wine & Light-Medium Bodied Red Wine

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 Valpolicella blend and known for its flavors of cherries and chocolate. 

Style 

Dry Medium Bodied Red 

Primary Flavours 

Tart Cherry, Cinnamon, Chocolate, Almond, Green Peppercorn 

Cellaring 

Can be cellared for 10+ years. 

Tannin 

Low 

Acidity 

High 

Region 

Valpolicella, is found in the province of Verona 

Food Pairing

The more simple Valpolicella wines pair with burgers and roast chicken. Finer Ripasso and Amarone styles deserve braised meats, steaks, mushrooms and aged cheeses. 

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Monte Cillario Valpolicella DOC “Essentia”

Amarone

Amarone della Valpolicella is a wine made with partially dried grapes in Valpolicella, Veneto, North-east Italy. The best grapes harvested, after a 100 – 120 days of drying, they are gently crushed and slowly ferment-ed, at controlled temperature of 15 – 17°C; the obtained wine is put to rest and age for 36 months. Expect bold aromas of cherry liqueur, black fig, carob, cinnamon, and plum sauce along with subtle notes of green peppercorn, chocolate, and crushed gravel dust. Sound intriguing? On the palate, Amarone wines often have medium-plus to high acidity balanced with high alcohol and flavors of black cherry, brown sugar, and chocolate. 

Style 

Dry Medium Bodied Red 

Primary Flavours 

Black Cherry, Fig, Chocolate, Brown Sugar 

Cellaring 

Can be cellared for 10+ years. 

Tannin 

Low 

Acidity 

High 

Region 

Valpolicella, is found in the province of Verona 

Food Pairing 

Stick with meat recipes and all types of cheese for this one 

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Monte Cillario Amarone DOCG “Egosum”

Pinot Nero

Pinot Noir is the world’s most popular light to medium bodied red wine. It’s loved for its red fruit, flower, and spice aromas that are accentuated by a long, smooth finish. 

Style 

Dry Light to Medium Bodied Red 

Primary Flavours 

Cherry, Raspberry, Mushroom, Clove 

Cellaring 

Can be cellared for 10+ years. 

Tannin 

Low 

Acidity 

Medium to High 

Region 

Pinot Nero (or Pinot Noir) is one of the world’s most popular red wine style . Ours comes from Lombardy in the North of Italy 

Food Pairing

A very versatile food pairing wine given it’s higher high acidity and lower tannin. Pinot Noir pairs particularly well with duck, chicken, pork, and mushrooms. 

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Cantina Vitea Pinot Nero DOC

Lambrusco 

A family of 8 closely related grape varieties native to Italy that are made into sparkling wines, ranging from delicately colored rosés to deeply colored reds. 

Style 

Dry Light to Medium Bodied Red. Semi Sparkling 

Primary Flavours 

Strawberry, Blackberry, Rubarb, Clove 

Cellaring 

Drink now 

Tannin 

Medium 

Acidity 

Medium to High 

Region 

Reggio Emilia in Northern Italy 

Food Pairing

A great food pairing wine with everything from pizza to burgers. Try the local matches of Prosciutto di Parma and Parmigiano-Reggiano for true authenticity.

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