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2018 Scaia Corvina IGT: Veneto, Italy


Tasting Notes

This wine is ruby red in color with purple reflections. Showcased with floral aromas of red roses and pansies, fruity aroma of cherries, plums, woodland berries such as blackberries, red and black currants, and raspberries. With the palate confirming the aromas, this wine is well balanced, vibrant and fresh. This is a ready to drink wine, perfect for any occasion!

Winery Details

In Veneto dialect, the word “scaia” means a chip of stone, chalk, limestone: it is a tribute to the soil, or terroir, where a line of unique young wines is produced.

The zone is to the north-east of Verona, near the historic areas where two illustrious Veronese wines are produced: Valpolicella and Soave. The vineyards are on a ridge of hills, close to the Alps.

Scaia is not just a line of wines: it is a new way of thinking about wine, in a land where tradition has great value. From the classicism of historic wines like Soave and Valpolicella sprang the necessity to create something new, closer to the requirements for the young producers of this winery.

The vineyard began with three young Scaia wines, made only in steel barrels, in a constant search for freshness, pleasant drinking and aromatic complexity. They then added two other, more complex wines, which have not lost those characteristics, even though they are partly produced with slightly withered grapes.

The Scaia project was launched by Tenuta Sant'Antonio in 2006 with the aim of creating wines with a modern style outside the restrictions of the denomination system. This wine could be labeled as a Valpolicella DOC except that it uses 100% Corvina without the addition of Rondinella, as is required for a Valpolicella. The Scaia wines are very fruity and fresh; ready to drink.

Wine Summary

Winery/Producer: Tenuta Sant'Antonio – Scaia

Grape(s): 100% Corvina

Style: Red, dry

Origin: Veneto, Italy

Vinification: The grapes are conventionally harvested and fermented with selected yeasts. Bâtonnage, or stirring settled lees, dead yeast and bits of grape back into the wine, once a week until bottling. The wine undergoes malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks.

Aging: Aged in stainless steel tanks.

% ABV: 13%