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Recioto della VALPOLICELLA

CLASSIC DOCG

Tenuta SANTA MARIA VALVERDE

Alta Valpolicella Marano

Production area

Hills of Alta Valpolicella Classica, north-west of Verona, Veneto

Variety of vines

Corvina 15%

Corvinone 15%

Rondinella 30%

Molinara 30%

Oseleta 10%

on traditional pergola of artisanal vine

Altitude

500 meters above sea level, on a land of ancient disintegrating lavas in the cru sub-area called Purano. At one time only Amarone was produced on these hills, then the disciplinary in 1967 extended the production of Amarone to the plain as well.

Age of the vineyard

1994, when the protection consortium suggested the planting of an international vine.

Yield of grapes / plant

1,5 Kg bunches / plant

Soil type

Basalt of volcanic origin, soil very rich in minerals, terraced on ancient dry stone walls of more than 200 years (called "marogne" in Veneto) facing south planted with a density of 5290 vines per hectare.

Harvest

From mid-October to the end of November with 6 kg wooden trays. Manual harvest with selection of the grapes.

Withering

Withering process according to the ancient method with natural ventilation of the hills until February with weight loss equal to 45%

Pressing and Maceration

Destamination and pressing with soft manual peel breaking. Slow maceration.

Fermentation

Slow natural fermentation with indigenous natural yeasts

Vinification

Temperature-controlled (10-26 ° C) fermentation in cherry wood vats and soft peel break, with delestage every 20 days. Natural malolactic fermentation.

Refinement

French oak tonneaux 500 lt. for 2 years, 2 years in the bottle in an underground cellar.

Bottling

800 bottles in all per year, numbered from 1/800. Capacity 500 ml.

Alcohol content

13.00% vol.

Analytical data

PH 3.40

Total acidity 5,960 g / l

Dry extract g / l 37.00

Residual sugar g / l 4.9

Plug

The cork is made of Italian cork from the cork oak forests in Sardinia (from the Latin suber, similar to the Greek syphar, wrinkled leather, natural insulating material par excellence, which has always been used for capping jars and containers for drinks and food, ointments and perfumes, to isolate the walls and roofs of the domus, and also as containers for serving dishes to diners). Length of the cap: 45 mm.

Calories

80 calories per glass

Color

Intense red with purple violet reflections

intense

persistent

Aroma

Hints of cherry, both nose and taste. Scent of violet. Caramel, toasting and vanilla (given by aging in French oak barrels). On the palate it is enveloping, the tannin is sweet.

Typical combinations

Dessert wine of vibrant shades. Thanks to its elegant and powerful structure, it goes very well with fresh and aged cheeses, blue cheeses, of both cow, goat and sheep origin, but above all as an accompaniment to all kinds of baked desserts, from the typical Veronese pandoro to panettone, chocolate. both sweet and bitter and dry biscuits.

Aging

This wine will keep all its characteristics unaltered for more than 20 years as long as it is kept at a constant temperature below 18 °, not exposed to light and not subjected to thermal shock.

Estimated ecological footprint

Average value 1.04 CFP CO2 / kg for 0.75 lt. quantity

Service temperature

A standard temperature of 16 ° is considered, however if served in summer, we recommend serving it at a slightly lower temperature as it is very pleasant even in summer.

Bottles produced

800 / year, numbered

Order our wines

The philosophy of our farm favors the craftsmanship and high quality of every single bottle of wine.

Each bottle is numbered and unique: for this reason, we must check each order and quantity before sale based on the vintage and type requested.

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