Elviana Red Blend
Elviana is a fresh and vibrant blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Malbec, with aromas of strawberry and cherry and a touch of spicy notes. It has a great structure and complexity with smooth and velvety tannins. The initial impression of the wine on the palate is sweet, and then it rolls into a well-rounded mid-palate where the bright red fruits erupt. Secondary flavors of bakers’ chocolate, pomegranate, toast, dried herbs, tobacco and cola are followed by a smooth, lingering finish that is complemented by the natural sweetness and acidity of the wine.
- •Varietal content: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Malbec
- •Region: Veneto
- •Appellation: I.G.P.
- •Alcohol level: 13.5% by volume
- •Content: 750 ml / 12 units in a case
Vineyard & Winemaking Notes
For our Elviana Red Blend, we selected grapes from some of our premier vineyards on the Candoni properties in Veneto. In 2011 the growing season was relatively cool, which allowed the grapes to ripen slowly and develop their flavors over a longer period of time. Each varietal was selected by our winemaker to give this wine balance and nuance.
Each variety is fermented separately before blending, with maceration lasting from 10 to 13 days. After blending, Elviana Red Blend matures for a further 12 months in 225 liter oak barrels.
Pairs exceptionally well with grilled steaks, roasted meats, risotto, and cheeses.
How to Serve
Serve at 64-68°F in large transparent crystal goblets.
Conserve in a cool, dark cellar at a constant temperature, ensuring that the bottle is in a horizontal position.
The Veneto region, lying at the foothills of the Alps, is dotted with charming towns and lined with picturesque vineyards. To the northeast of this region, the vines that yield our premium Candoni Pinot Grigio, Candoni Merlot and Candoni Organic Merlot grapes are carefully cultivated by expert hands. This is a territory known for the production of high quality grapes. In these flourishing vineyard we produce also our choice Candoni Prosecco grapes.