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Made of 100% Corvina, the Jema derives its name from the Italian word 'gemma' which dually means 'bud of the vine' and 'precious gem.' The wine is precious because the Corvina grape is the most prized of the three classic varieties in Valpolicella and Amarone wines. Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara are blended in varying degrees depending upon the producer, but the Corvina is by far the most expensive and lowest yielding, and gives the wine the most concentration and complexity. We loved the richness coupled with polish of this wine. Aged for 18 months in French oak barrique, followed by 6 months in traditional large casks, this wine has beautiful red fruits, cocoa and coffee in the nose and on the palate. We look forward to serving this with tender steaks, roasted pork loin, savory pasta dishes, or fine Italian cheeses. This wine also comes in a six bottle wood case for a special gift or cellar treasure.
Wine SpectatorWell-knit and elegant, this creamy red layers fine-grained tannins with flavors of black cherry puree, exotic spice, mineral and Earl Grey tea. Fresh and supple, featuring a lingering, aromatic finish. Drink now through 2021. 2,250 cases made.