Where other countries and regions usually focus on just a handful of grapes, in Italy there are over 350 grapes that are recognized by the Italian Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and 100's of less know used in making wine.
I think I've tasted about 80 so far, and here is a new one that I picked up on a lark. Liked the bottle and loved the wine.
We paired this well made Corvina with a dinner of roast pork tenderloin, braised endive, roasted beets, and sauteed beet greens over polenta, pic and recipe links below.
If you like soft Pinot Noirs or Rose wines do try this one.
The Re Midas vineyards are located in beautiful hills that lie between Verona and Venezia in norhtern Italy. A wine growing region with rich terrior and wine making knowledge that has been passed on for centuries.
Pretty is a word I rarely use when describing wine, but this is a very pretty wine. It has a glistening ruby red color, and on opening and pouring perfumed aromas of violet and roses, cherries and sweet spices please the nose, it is medium bodied and has beautiful red cherry and vanilla flavors.
I love the design of the bottle, so Italian, looks 60's modern to me.
It went so well with the braised and baked nutty flavors of this meal.
Re Midas Corvina is name after King Midas as "the myth goes, everything that Re (King) Midas touched turned to gold." They say Midas wines are an example of this “golden touch.”
Found this wine at Stew Leonards, Paramus, for under $10. Great value, lovely everyday wine.