Vineyard location: Valpolicella Classica zone (hilly band to the north of Verona)
Soil: red-brown soil on detrital, limestone-marly and basaltic sediments
Vine yield per hectare: 100 ql./ha
Grape varieties: Corvina 60% – Corvinone 20% – Rondinella 20%
Grape harvest: hand selection of the best grape bunches coming from hilly vineyards. The grape is collected in small crates and left to raisin in order to achieve a high concentration of sugar, extracts, aromas and glycerine
Vinification techniques: raisining of the grapes for 2-3 months followed by traditional skin fermentation and 15-20 days maceration
Ageing: in 50 hl. oak barrels for 2-3 years, depending on the vintage
Wine analysis: Alcohol content 14.8% vol., Residual sugar 6 g/l, Dry extract 31 g/l, Total acidity 6.00 g/l, pH 3.40
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Tasting Notes

Colour: deep ruby red
Bouquet: vibrant and fruity, with hints of well-ripened fruit and spices
Palate: velvety and rounded
Serving suggestions: wine to be best enjoyed after three years from bottling, served at a temperature of 17-19°C, uncorking the bottle at least half an hour before serving

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Awards

2019 Mundus Vini – Gold medal 2015
2019 Vini d’Italia del Gambero Rosso – 2 bicchieri 2015
2018 Annuario dei Migliori Vini 2019 – 90 points 2015
2018 James Suckling – 93 points 2014
2018 Mundus Vini 2018 – Silver 2014
2018 Gambero Rosso Vini d’Italia – 2 bicchieri 2014
2017 Vini d’Italia Gambero Rosso – 2 bicchieri 2013
2017 Decanter World Wine Awards – Silver 2011
2017 Merum – 1 heart 2014
2015 The Wine Hunter – Segnalazione 2011
2015 Vini d’Italia del Gambero Rosso – 2 bicchieri 2011
2015 I vini di Veronesi – 3 stelle 2011
2014 Decanter World Wine Awards – Segnalazione 2009
2013 Decanter World Wine Awards – Bronzo 2010
2012 Challenge Internationale du Vin – Bronzo 2007
2011 Concours Mondial Bruxelles – Oro 2007
2011 Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit – Bronzo 2008
2010 Mundus Vini – Oro 2008
2010 Challenge Internationale du Vin – Argento 2007
2010 Mundus Vini – Oro
2010 Terravino – Argento 2007
2009 Decanter World Wine Awards – Oro 2006