Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, Vigna Corvino, Contesa, 2007
coat of arms for Comune di Collecorvino. Aged in oak for only a few weeks, the Vigna Corvino is made in a forward, more fruit-driven style. Perhaps this is why it slightly disappointed me, only because I was benchmarking it against other, bigger styles such as Oinos from Tenuta San Lorenzo, which I enjoyed immensely. Nonetheless this is perfect for everyday drinking and much better than some of the more insipid wines of the region at the same price. It was perfectly matched with a lamb & fennel stew from the Abruzzo region. My tasting note is below...
- A: Almost balck core with violet rim
- N: Merlot-esque or petit chateau Bordeaux with spicy redcurrants too
- P: A silk hankerchief of inky black fruits envelops the mouth and then recedes, giving way to rasping blackberry & raspberry aicidity & fruit kernel/ olives on the finish.
- C: Good everyday wine (£6.95 from Wine Society) but expected more depth. 2.5* 6/10