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Recioto della Valpolicella DOCG
Classico “Le Novaje”

QUALIFICATION:
Recioto della Valpolicella DOCG Classico – vineyard “Le Novaje”
WINE CLASSIFICATION:
Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita V.Q.P.R.D.
GRAPE VARIETIES:
Corvina, Corvinone and Rondinella
ORIGIN:
From our vineyard “Le Novaje” located in Novaia di Marano di Valpolicella in the province of Verona. A hilly vineyard (280-300 meters above sea level) of Valpolicella Classica, mainly exposed to South/South-East, marl soil alternated with thin layers of clay and limestone.
AVERAGE AGE OF VINEYARDS IN PRODUCTION:
40 years
TRAILING SYSTEM AND PLANTATION DENSITY:
Double Pergola with 3300 vines/hectare plantation density
PRODUCTION PER HECTARE:
9000 Kg/hectare
GRAPE-PICKING TIME AND METHOD: 
Last ten days of September, manual picking of grapes to be dried naturally. Natural over-ripening in a traditional hilly cellar (400 meters above sea level) for about 120 days.
WINEMAKING: Gentle crushing and de-stemming of grapes during Winter. Low temperature fermentation in small stainless steel tanks for 40-50 days, of which 10 days of cold maceration prior to fermentation on marc. Daily processing by delestage. Stopping of fermentation with repeated transfer and “Cold technology”. Malolactic fermentation until completion in wood. Batonage on own yeasts in barrique.
FINING:
12 months in barrel; 6 months in bottle.
AGEING AND CONSERVATION CAPACITY:
When well kept, it can enhance all its features in the 10 years following vintage. It is advisable to store bottles horizontally in a cool and dark place with constant humidity and temperature.
ORGANOLEPTIC FEATURES:
Deep garnet red with purplish hue. Intense perfume, fruity when young, with hints of red fruit and underwood, violet, iris, spices, coffee and bitter chocolate. Good alcoholic taste, wonderful structure, sugar residue giving a sweet, velvety, warm and extremely intense taste with a very long aromatic persistence with evident hints of jam and vanilla.

 

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