Tenuta Sant'Antonio Scaia Corvina 2016
Colour: ruby red with purple glints.
Aroma: flowery notes of red rose and sweet violet, fruity hints of cherry, wild black cherry, plum, fruits of the forest such as blackberry, redcurrant, blackcurrant and raspberry.
Flavour: well-balanced, flavoursome and fresh. Intense and medium bodied despite its youth.
I am a huge fan of the 2016 Corvina Scaia. Obviously, this low price point makes it attractive. But I am also an admirer of the Corvina Veronese grape, especially when it is fermented on its own. This expression sees no oak. You get lots of fresh cherry and red berry fruit here with bright acidity and a tangy note of herb or bitter almond. The wine is bright ruby in both appearance and in character. Some 300,000 bottles were released.