Gorgo Cà Nova Corvina 2022

21.00

Description

100% Corvina, the principle grape in Amarone, from the organic Gorgo family vineyards outside Verona.

Hand-picked at optimal ripeness late in the season, this is fermented in stainless steel then aged for a minimum 12 months in oak barriques, with further maturation in bottle. Deep ruby red in the glass, flavours of rich cherries and black plums give this bountiful wine a gorgeous profile, soft and rounded but deeply complex, with delicate and fine acidity.

Rich, intense and luscious in nature, this is what Veronese reds are all about. Serve up with ossobuco or strong hard cheeses.

  • Full, rich, smooth
  • 750ml
  • 13.5% Alcohol
  • Cork
  • Drink by 2028
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Producer: Gorgo

Cantina Gorgo was established in 1975 by Alberta and Roberto Bricolo, turning their backs on respective family businesses to establish a winery between Verona and Lake Garda. Alberta and Roberto's daughter Roberta took over running of Gorgo in 2014, with her own vision of the future that began with converting the family's 53 hectares of vines into certified organic vineyards.

Custoza is the local DOC, with the winery situated just a few kilometres from the village. Custoza is hilly, stony terrain, rich in calcium carbonate with a high pH, with currents from the nearby Lake Garda creating a Mediterranean microclimate not typical for northern Italy. This combination of growing elements, its terroir, is what gives Custoza's white wines their distinguishing characteristics — minerality, balanced acidity and great flavour.

Beyond fully organic winemaking, Gorgo is dedicated to sustainability and nurturing the natural environment around them. Practices include planting hedges and native vegetation to encourage the insect population and other wildlife, green fertilising, biological methods of pest control, no animal products in wine production, and waste and recycling management including a water preservation system in the winery.

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