RECIOTO DELLA VALPOLICELLA DOCG CLASSICO


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% – Rondinella 30% – Molinara 10%
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 3 months followed by traditional skin fermentation and slow maceration. When the must is still sweet the alcoholic fermentation is blocked by a series of frequent rackings
Ageing: in 50hl. oak barrels followed by a short stay in stainless steel vats
Wine analysis: Alcohol content 12.8% vol., Residual sugar 120 g/l, Dry extract 34 g/l, Total acidity 6.20 g/l, pH 3.40

Tasting Notes:

Colour: ruby red
Bouquet: intense, with fruity and floral notes
Palate: pleasantly sweet, fresh and velvety
Serving suggestions: wine to be best enjoyed after two years from bottling, served at a temperature of 15-16°C

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