Giovanna Tantini Ettore IGT 2012
Ettore IGT Rosso 2012--Ettore is made a little like Amarone. Corvina is left to dry for a short time on the vine, almost 3 weeks. Then, when it's brought to the winery, Giovanna blends it with some Merlot for plumpness and roundness. I generally don't go for Amarone, but this wine was bold and complex without all that mouth-puckering tannin and stewed plum. Six years in bottle doesn't hurt either! A very limited production wine of only a few thousand bottles produced each year.