PRODUCT CODE: 812643020040
The 2011 La Poja is a pure expression of Corvina Veronese, one of the break-out indigenous grapes that is getting much deserved attention in Northern Italy today. Corvina stands on its own two feet as a monovarietal wine thanks to its color intensity and soft structure. However, this expression bears the signs of the warm vintage with slightly evolved or oxidized notes of cured meat and exotic spice. There is very little primary fruit left and a sour note appears on the close. I have reduced the drinking window as a result. It is aged in new Allier barrique for 20 months. The wine is almost too much of a good thing and much of the complexity and depth is lost given its overwhelming power.