Valpolicella DOC Classico
Valpolicella DOC Classico – organic
Denominazione di Origine Controllata V.Q.P.R.D.
Corvina, Corvinone and Rondinella
From our vineyards located in Novaia di Marano di Valpolicella in the province of Verona. Hilly vineyards (400 meters above sea level) of Valpolicella Classica, mainly exposed to South/South-East, marl soil alternated with thin layers of clay, lime and, in some areas, tufa.
AVERAGE AGE OF VINEYARDS IN PRODUCTION:
15 years for Guyot trained vineyards, 40 years for curtains
TRAILING SYSTEM AND PLANTATION DENSITY:
Guyot with 5000 vines/hectare plantation density and curtain with 3300 vines/hectare plantation density
PRODUCTION PER HECTARE:
9000 Kg/hectare for Guyot trained vineyards, 10000 Kg/hectare for curtain trained vineyards
GRAPE-PICKING TIME AND METHOD:
Last ten days of September, manual picking of grapes to be conveyed immediately to 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 steel
10 months in steel; 2 months in bottle.
AGEING AND CONSERVATION CAPACITY:
To drink generally rather young to appreciate fully the fragrance and integrity of fruit, although it retains its potentiality for few years. It is advisable to store bottles horizontally in a cool place with constant humidity and temperature.
Medium ruby red. A lively wine when young, fragrant nose with delicate, flowery and slightly fruity perfumes (fresh cherry), together with hints of spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, pepper). Moderately alcoholic and tannic taste, good acidity, medium body, flavour some and fresh, a great wine.
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