Cantina di Custoza

2016 Val Dei Molini Corvina Garda

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2016 Val Dei Molini Corvina Garda

Tasting Notes

This Veronese grape is seldom cultivated varietal but is very well known as part of such well-sounding names as Valpolicella Ripasso and Amarone. The Corvina Garda of Cantina di Custoza, with its small percentage of dried grapes and partial ageing in barrique, proves that this grape is also very good on its own. The wine is characterized by an intense ruby ​​red with violet nuances. It is conspicuously balanced, fine and with pleasant notes of almond.

Colour

Ruby Red

Nose

Intense bouquet of ripe wild berries and fine almond tones.

Palate 

Good cherry and plum fruits, a concentrated palate with juicy acidity and ripe tannins. Full-bodied with pleasantly integrated woody notes and soft tannins

Production Method

About 40 percent of the grapes matured in barriques for a few months, others in stainless steel. 

Maturation

18 months in barrels

Producer

Cantina di Custoza was founded in 1968 and today uses grapes from over 1000 hectares of south-facing vineyards, located on the hills and foothills south and southwest of Lake Garda. 
The terrains are glacial moraines composed primarily of limestone, gravel and sand.  The climate is mild and temperate. The fresh and fruity 'Classici' range offers great 'food' wines, whilst the 'Val dei Molini' range takes its name from one of the most charming valleys in the Veneto and is part of the Cantina's ongoing 'quality project'.  The range is completed with the premium 'Custodia' selection: the name comes from Custoza's ancient name as custodian of the territory.

Awards

  • 2019 I Migliori Vini Italiani Luca Maroni 93/100
  • 2018 Decanter Bronze for the 2016 Vintage
  • 2018 International Wine Challenge Commended 
  • Sommelier Wine Award for the 2016 Vintage
  • 2019 International Wine & Spirits Challenge Silver
  • Cantina di Custoza was voted the best producer in the Veneto region at Vinitaly 2010

Specifications

Year 2016
Bottle Size 750ml
Cultivar 100% Corvina
Country Italy
Alcohol content  14%
Units of Alcohol per Bottle
10.5 units
Type Red Wine
Food Matches Serve it with grilled foods - beef and lamb, light soups, pasta or soft cheese. Serve at between 16-18°C.
Cellaring Potential Until 2021
Allergen Information Contains sulphites
Dietary Information Vegan
Origin Sona, Valeggio Sul Mincio, Sommacampagna
Appellation Garda DOC