James Suckling 94
I love the lifted aromas here of candied orange peel and hibiscus, which are a welcome complement to the darker shades of morello cherries, vanilla and dried boysenberries. Rich and deep on the palate, where sturdy acidity and tannins carry this long and chewy. Beautiful density and polish.
Recommended with red meat, braised meat, game and fermented cheese; vino da meditazione.
Color: Deep ruby red.
Nose: Vibrant and fruity, with hints of well-ripened fruit and spices.
Palate: Velvety and rounded.
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.
Winery Technical Data
Vineyard location: Valpolicella Classica zone (hilly band to the north of Verona).
Soil: Red-brown soil on detrital, limestone-marly and basaltic sediments.
Yield: Per hectare: 100 ql./ha.
Grape varieties: Corvina 60%, Rondinella 30%, Molinara 10%.
Residual sugar: 6 g/l.
Dry extract: 31 g/l.
Total acidity 6.00 g/l.
Raisining of the grapes for 3-4 months followed by traditional skin fermentation and 3-4 weeks maceration.
Ageing: in 50 hl. oak barrels for 2-3 years, depending on the vintage.
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