Cantina Ronca Corvina, 2016, Veneto, Italy
£19.25 (inc VAT)
An Italian classic. Crying out for a pizza and a good time.
A portion of the grapes are dried for 30 days before fermentation to make the wine richer, more concentrated and add dried fruit and chocolate notes to Corvina's natural cherry and pepper flavours. With no oak ageing, this is smooth and dangerously easy to drink. Pair with pizza or a tomato-based pasta for just a flippin' good Italian time.
The Ronca family have been caring for their vines on the gentle hills in the Sommacampagna area – just to the south of Lake Garda – since the 1970s. They capture the Lake Garda sun not just in their grapes, but also via solar panels for heating their water and producing electricity for the winery. They use no herbicides, insecticides or harvesting machines, and are currently in conversion to go completely organic.