Why we love it
The Brunetto di Montecorno is a red wine obtained from the Rebo grape. This particular and very little known grape is a cross between the Teroldego grown in Trentino and Merlot grapes that grows only on the shores of the lake. The wine is then aged in oak to add complexity resulting in a full bodied red wine with a rich and fruity nose. It matches perfectly boiled meat, game and aged cheese.
The artisan who made it
The Avanzi winery, located on the shore of Lake Garda, has been making wine for three generations, growing local grapes from Trebbiano di Lugana to produce their Lugana to the less known Groppello and Marzemino, together with international grapes such as Cabernet Sauvignon. Nicola, together with his brother and cousins, the current generation together with the previous one still actively involved, work tirelessly to make outstanding wines.