Valpolicella DOC Classico
CERTIFICATION: Controlled Designation of Origin Guaranteed V.Q.P.R.D (quality wine).
GRAPE VARIETIES: Corvina, Corvinone and Rondinella.
ORIGIN: From our hilly vineyards located in Novaia in Marano di Valpolicella, (in the province of Verona). Hilly vineyards (250-400 m a.s.l.) in Valpolicella Classica, mainly exposed to south/south-east.
AVERAGE LIFE OF VINEYARDS: 15 years for Guyot cultivated vineyards, 40 years for “Veronese pergola” cultivated vineyards.
TRAINIG SYSTEM AND PLANTATION DENSITY: Guyot with a planting density of 5000 vines/ha; “Veronese pergola” with a planting density of 3300 vines/ha.
YIELDS: 9000 Kg/ha for Guyot training system, 10000 Kg/ha for “Veronese pergola” training system.
GRAPE HARVEST SEASON AND PICKING METHOD: Last week of September with manual picking of grapes, immediately destined to vinification.
VINIFICATION: Destemming and soft crushing of grapes. Fermentation with indigenous yeasts at controlled temperature in stainless steel tanks and in oak truncated-cone vats for 7/8 days. Pre-fermentative maceration at controlled temperature. Daily pumpings and delestage. Malolactic fermentation in steel until completion. Batonage on own yeasts in steel.
AGEING: 10 months in steel tanks; 2 months in bottle.
AGEING AND CONSERVATION CAPACITY: Generally, it is meant to be drunk young in order to fully appreciate the fragrance and the integrity of the fruit, although it keeps its potential for a few years. It is recommended to store bottles horizontally in a cool and dark place with constant humidity and temperature.
SENSORY PROFILE: A medium ruby red colour, lively when the wine is young. On the nose, a fragrant aroma with delicate, flowery and slightly fruity (fresh black cherry) scents, together with hints of spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, pepper). On the palate a moderate alcohol content, soft tannins and a good acidity. A medium-bodied, sapid, fresh and well-balanced wine.
PAIRING SUGGESTIONS: Appetizers, soups, pasta and risotto, white meats, fish and fresh cheese.
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 16°-18°C.
BOTTLE SIZE: 750 ml.
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