This red is both elegant and structured. Rich and concentrated on the nose, it has a good depth on the palate, with flavours of red berry fruit, black cherries and blackberries balancing fresh vivacious fruitwith silky tannins.
Grape varieties: Corvina Veronese: 60%, Rondinella, Corvinone and Croatina Veronese: 35%, Old traditional valpolicella varieties: 5%
Geographical location: Val d'Illasi, hills of Cellore d'Illasi in the Valpolicella zone - Verona
Vineyard characteristics: Clay, chalky soils, situated at 350-500m above the sea level.
Defence method: Production all organic certificated
Age of vines: The vineyard was planted in 2000.
Yields: 35-40 Hl per hectare or 1 - 1.5 kg grapes per vine
Harvesting: Hand harvest from 1-20th October.
Withering: 12 days with regular pumping over and daily punching down the cap. Malolactic fermentation does not take place. The wine ages in cask and barriques for thirty months followed by a period in bottle before release.
Vinification techniques: Grapes are pressed and destemmed. Fermentation temperature 23-24° C 12 days whit regular pumping over and daily pinching down the cap.
Ageing: This wine age in 500 and 2500 litre barrels for 18/24 months followed by a period in bottle before release
Organoleptic properties: brilliant ruby red colour, perfume tipically reminescents of cherry, strawberry fruit, palate complex with beautiful notes of fruit and finish and spicy character too; wine with good potential to age well. Total acidity 5.8-6.2‰;
Alcoholic content 13,5° by vol. Sugar 2-3 g/l
Serving suggestions: Perfect with starters such as stuffed pasta, or tomato suaces, particularly good with roast poultry, grilled meat, game birds and mature cheese.
Serving temperature: 14/16°C.