Valpolicella DOC
Classico Superiore “I Cantoni”


QUALIFICATION: Valpolicella DOC Classico Superiore – CRU “I Cantoni” – Organic wine.

CERTIFICATION: Denominazione di Origine Controllata V.Q.P.R.D. (quality wine).

VINEYARD SURFACE and SLOPE: 1.5 ha, 10%.

GRAPE VARIETIES: Corvina, Corvinone and Rondinella.

ORIGIN: From our vineyard “I Cantoni” located in Novaia in Marano di Valpolicella (in the province of Verona). A hilly vineyard (400 m a.s.l.) in Valpolicella Classica, mainly exposed to south/south-east, with a volcanic soil interspersed with layers of limestone.


VINE TRAINING SYSTEM AND PLANTATION DENSITY: Guyot with a planting density of 5000 vines/ha.

YIELDS: 9000 Kg/ha.

GRAPE HARVEST SEASON AND PICKING METHOD: Last week of September, manual picking of grapes. Light and natural drying process of grapes in a traditional hilly fruttaio (drying room at 400 m a.s.l.) for about 30 days.

VINIFICATION: Destemming and soft crushing of grapes. Fermentation with indigenous yeasts at controlled temperature in oak runcated-cone vats for 7/8 days. Pre-fermentative maceration at controlled temperature. Daily pumpings and delestage. Malolactic fermentation in wood until completion. Batonage on own yeasts in oak barrels.

AGEING: 18 months in barrel; 4 months in bottle.

AGEING AND CONSERVATION CAPACITY: If stored properly, it can age well up to 10 years after the vintage. It is recommended to store bottles horizontally in a cool and dark place with constant humidity and temperature.

SENSORY PROFILE: A deep ruby red colour. A clear and intense aroma with fuity hues of red fruits, together with notes of spices. On the palate a good alcoholic content, a medium-low acidity, medium tannic features and good roundness. A full-bodied, structured, sapid, persistent, well-balanced wine.

PAIRING SUGGESTIONS: Tasty first dishes, truffles, grilled, roasted, braised red meats, game, aged cheeses.

SERVING TEMPERATURE: 18°C. Decant the wine before serving.

BOTTLE SIZE: 750 ml.


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