Comprised of 100% Corvina, the noblest cultivar of the Veneto and the principal grape in Amarone, this is stunning in 2012. It’s made exactly the same way as Amarone, so it is a de facto Amarone. The Wine Advocate agreed: “The results are outstanding with pristine cherry and blackberry followed by spice, leather and tar. For best results, age this wine another four or five years.”
The 2010 La Poja is the latest bottling of one of Italy's most unique wines. This is a pure expression of the Corvina Veronese variety, the chief component of Amarone wines made according to the appassimento process. La Poja allows this finicky grape to sing solo with some 20 months in new barrique followed by eight months in the bottle. The results are outstanding with pristine cherry and blackberry followed by spice, leather and tar. For best results, age this wine another four or five years.
There is a very ripe fruit character to this red, with wet earth and hints of cedar and fresh mint. Full-bodied, soft and velvety with a long, tangy finish. Gorgeous wine. Drink now. A very balanced, reserved style of La Poja.