2016 Valpolicella (Corte Majoli)
Corte Majoli, Valpolicella Classico, Veneto, Italy, 201665% Corvina, 30% Rondinella, 5% Molinara LOGANBERRY & DRIED CASSIS, BRIGHT & BOLD, ELEGANT UNDERBRUSH A beautifully evocative perfume of forest berries and dried flowers belies the no-frills-ish-ly guzzleable appeal of this bright and very flavorful yet gentle red. Clocking in at a very classical 12% alcohol, this is not quite at the opposite end of the Valpolicella spectrum from the massive (and massively revered) Amarones and Ripassos of the region, but its relatively delicate frame makes it appeal to us by the gallon rather than the carafe... Serving Suggestion: Roast pork w/ black pepper & dried cranberries or gojis. Triple cream cheese w/ dried mission fig, tart blackberry & pickled beet.