Della Valpolicella DOCg
PRODUCTION AREA: Mezzane and Tregnago. Organic vineyards
AGE OF VINEYARD: planted 2001
ALTITUDE: 450 m
SOIL TYPE: Glacial
GRAPE VARIETY: Blend of traditional Valpolicella grapes Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, Oseleta
PRUNING SYSTEM: Guyot
YIELD PER HECTARE: 40 hl/Ha
HARVEST PERIOD: Mid October
WINEMAKING TECHNIQUE: first selection of grapes, dried in plateaux for 2 months. The grapes are destemmed, pressed and vinified with delestage followed by alcoholic and malolactic fermentation for 15 days in vertical stainless steel vats. 2 years aging in tonneaux and barriques and assembly for the last year in 20hl Allier oak casks. One year bottle aging before commercialization.
The wine has a ruby red color. The aromas are intense and complex. On the palate cherries, plums mixed with bitter cocoa and licorice, Flavoursome and smooth structure balanced with tannins and freshness thanks to the altitude of vineyard and the high chalk composition in the marl soil. Power combined with elegance, as suggested by the horse breed T.P.R on the label.
The wine pairs well with well-cooked meats especially if flavoured with spices and aromatic herbs and game. Ideal served with mature cheese and particularly with Parmigiano Reggiano.