Cormí Merlot Corvina delle Venezie IGT 2013

The name comes from blending the two varietal names, Corvina—the signature red varietal of the Valpolicella region—and Merlot. In Veronese dialect, "Cormi" means "my heart," a name that also reflects the Zenato family’s dedication to the Valpolicella region. It is a passion that is readily evident in the resulting wine.

Tasting Notes

Ruby red in color, aromas of red berries and Marostica cherries are underscored by notes of blackberries and mint. On the palate, it is full-bodied with fresh acidity and sweet tannins. 

Food Pairing

Pair this wine with grilled ribeye steaks, champignon sauces, duck-confit risotto, or traditional Venetian cavallo dishes. 

Production Info
Vineyard name
Various vineyards in the Valpolicella zone
Soil composition
Calcareous Silty-Loam
Training method
Spur-pruned Cordon
Elevation
990 feet
Vines/acre
2,200
Yield/acre
3.2 tons
Exposure
Northern / Southern
Harvest time
September-October
First vintage of this wine
2006
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
50% Corvina, 50% Merlot
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Age of Aging Container
Two years
Length of alcoholic fermentation
12-15 days
Fermentation temperature
77-79 °F
Maceration technique
Racking and Punchdown
Maceration length
12-15
Type of aging container
Barrels
Length of bottle aging
6 months
Size of aging container
500 L
Type of oak
French
Length of aging before bottling
6 months

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