Valpolicella DOC Classico Superiore “I Cantoni”

 

QUALIFICATION:
Valpolicella DOC Classico Superiore- vineyard “I Cantoni” – organic
WINE CLASSIFICATION:
Denominazione di Origine Controllata V.Q.P.R.D.
GRAPE VARIETIES:
Corvina, Corvinone and Rondinella
ORIGIN: From our vineyard “I Cantoni” located in Novaia di Marano di Valpolicella in the province of Verona. A hilly vineyard (350 meters a.s.l.) of Valpolicella Classica, mainly exposed to South/South-East,tuffaceous and volcanic soil.
AVERAGE AGE OF VINEYARDS IN PRODUCTION:
15 years
TRAILING SYSTEM AND PLANTATION DENSITY:
Guyot with 5000 vines/hectare plantation density
PRODUCTION PER HECTARE:
9000 Kg/hectare
GRAPE-PICKING TIME AND METHOD:
Last ten days of September, manual picking of grapes. Slightly natural over-ripening in a traditional hilly cellar (400 meters above sea level) for about 30 days.
WINEMAKING:
Gentle crushing and de-stemming of grapes. Fermentation at controlled temperature in small stainless steel tanks for 7/8 days. Maceration prior to fermentation at controlled temperature. Daily processing by delestage. Malolactic fermentation until completion in wood. Batonage on own yeasts in barrique. FINING:
18 months in barrel; 4 months in bottle.
AGEING AND CONSERVATION CAPACITY:
When well preserved it can enhance all its features in the 10 years and more following vintage. It is advisable to store bottles horizontally in a cool and dark place with constant humidity and temperature.
ORGANOLEPTIC FEATURES:
Deep ruby red wine. Clear and intense perfume with hints of red berries, together with spices and notes recalling dried grapes. Good alcoholic content, medium-low acidity, medium tannic features and good roundness. A wine with body and structure, flavour some, persistent and good balance.

 

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