Santa Sofia Valpolicella Classico DOC 2013 (70% Corvina, Corvinone / 25% Rondinella / 5% Molinara) (in 1.5L Magnum) (Veneto, ITALY):
Tasting notes: Intense ruby red color with nuances of garnet. The nose denotes intense, clean and pleasing aromas which start with hints of black cherry, blackberry and plum followed by aromas of blueberry, violet, tobacco and vanilla. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a slightly tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, pleasing roundness. The finish is persistent with flavors of black cherry and plum. This Valpolicella Classico ages for 6 months in cask followed by 3 months of aging in bottle.
Food pairings: Salami and cold cuts, pasta with meat and mushroom sauce, red meat, mushroom capuccino.