Monte Tondo’s Veneto IGT is the extraordinarily rare 100% Corvina wine crafted from vines within the Valpolicella zone that are entitled to boast the more recognized Valpolicella label. A transparent garnet hue in the glass, the 2018 Corvina casts brisk, earthy aromas of cranberries, rhubarb, dried rose petals, and potpourri. Brisk yet generous on the attack, the wine conveys lovely suggestions of grapefruit zest, white pepper, and Seville orange peel wrapped around a bright, vibrant core of sour cherry fruit. Savory herbs and fine tannins join the wine’s chewy core of red fruits to make this a most complex, delicious, versatile, and affordable red wine. Pair this over the coming two years with just about everything but fish preparations.