Corvina and Merlot grapes, grown in low-yielding vineyards near the town of San Pietro in Cariano in the province of Verona, come together to produce this full-bodied and succulent wine. The Corvina grapes go through a rare winemaking technique called APPASSIMENTO, where by the picked grapes are placed in small wooden crates of 5 kg each. The crates are then placed in the “fruttaio,” a well-aerated loft, and are left there to dry at a control temperature and humidity until December. During this “appassimento” the grapes will lose up to 50% of their original weight in water. This “drying process” will concentrate their color, substance and aromas.