Other Red Blends
Stefano Accordini Paxxo Rosso del Veneto 2017
Ideally drink now to 2028.
Decanting time: 2 hours.
This beautiful Paxxo Rosso, hailing from the Veneto region of northern Italy, is comprised of a blend of Corvina Veronese (60%), Cabernet Sauvignon (20%), Merlot (10%) and Rondinella (10%) grapes. The careful blending adds layered complexity, sophisticated structure and an unmistakable element of softness. These hand-selected and single-layered, semi-air dried grapes are a perfect match for this mature, gourmet wine, which is well-structured and remarkably accessible. A very distinctive, powerful Italian red wine.
The beautiful, spicy aroma of candied fruit opens to fuller notes of laurel, along with red and perfectly ripened, rum-soaked fruits. The lingering notes of the oak are subtle in their presence, yet are the perfect support for the intense, dark, black fruit and spice flavors. The full, harmoniously rounded finish of this warm and soft red wine continues to linger, perfectly suited for seasoned meats of all kind, wild game, hard cheese or even duck confit.
The deep concentration of flavor is the result of the initial 35-40 days the grapes are dried on large drying racks, for an intense, powerful result. Traditional practices of viticulture from impassioned winemaker Stefano Accordini include a manual harvest and the 12 month fermentation of the wine in French oak barriques.