The Convivio is a blend of wines that work well together. The name means "shared life" which we learned traveling through Italy. From referral, we found a restaurant in Panzano featuring a famous butcher, serving ten courses of various meats served family style with friends and strangers alike. They called it, "Convivio." It was amazing.
Carriage Vineyard, Paso Robles
42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot, 20% Sangiovese
"Convivio is the go-to wine to drink tonight, with family and friends at the dinner table. It is made to be versatile and delicious. That is the hope."
Christopher Ferrara, Winemaker
This wine is a blend of three grape varieties that play well together. It is always the hope when blending wine, that the sum will be greater than the parts. Here, the parts were carefully selected and cellared separately. Just before bottling, this wine was blended to taste.
Words like Cal-Italian and Super Tuscan are used to describe blends of Sangiovese with Cabernet and Merlot. Each variety adds its trademark, aged in 20% new French oak and cellared for more than 16 months. This wine is not made to make you think, but to simply enjoy.
Cabernet and Merlot, although French varieties, are widely planted in the Tuscan region of Italy. They are blended with Sangiovese in what is known as a Super Tuscan. Italy operates under a system called DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita) a governmental guarantee of quality and tradition. Super Tuscans are the rebels of this system. Among the most famous, they fetch a very high price.