Manara "Postera" 2012Blend of Corvina / Rondinella / Croatina / Oseleta
Elegant and complex. Coffee and dark chocolate.
The 2012 Postera from Manara is incredibly attractive with a tertiary bouquet that shows predominant toasty notes of coffee and dark chocolate.
The mouthfeel is light and elegant, very pleasant.
The finish is long.
How it's made
It spends 18 months in barrique.
Grape variety from the Veneto region of Italy
Corvina is a grape variety native to Italy that is also known as Corvina Veronese or Cruina. Except for 19 hectares planted in Argentina, the total global wine-growing area in 2010 was 7,495 hectares, all of which is grown in the Veneto region of northeast Italy. The light red regional wines Bardolino and Valpolicella, which have a mild fruity taste with hints of almond, are made with Corvina and many other grapes. Corvinone, Rondinella, and Molinara are among the blends, with Rossignola added for the last wine. It is also used to make Amarone and Recioto wines.Link to here... | Derived from 'Corvina' on Wikipedia
Rondinella is a type of Italian wine grape. The Veneto region of northern Italy accounts for nearly all of the total global growing area of 2,481 hectares, and the grapes are used in wines from the Valpolicella and Bardolino wine regions. Rondinella, along with Corvinone and Molinara, is always a secondary constituent in these wines blended with Corvina. The grape has very neutral flavors, but farmers like it because of its high yields. The vine is disease resistant and produces grapes that, while not generally high in sugar, dry out well enough to be used in the production of Valpolicella straw wines like Recioto and Amarone.Link to here... | Derived from 'Rondinella' on Wikipedia
Croatina is a red Italian wine grape variety grown primarily in Lombardy’s Oltrep Pavese region and Emilia Romagna’s Province of Piacenza, but also in parts of Piedmont and Veneto. This variety is known as ‘Bonarda’ in the Oltrep Pavese, the hills of Piacenza, Cisterna d’Asti and San Damiano d’Asti, and Roero. It should not be confused, however, with the Bonarda piemontese, which is a completely different vine. It is also combined with Nebbiolo in the wines of Gattinara and Ghemme in Piedmont.Link to here... | Derived from 'Croatina' on Wikipedia