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VALPOLICELLA

CLASSIC Superiore DOC

Tenuta SANTA MARIA VALVERDE

Alta Valpolicella Marano

Production area

On the highest hills of the DOCG Valpolicella Classica | Marano di Valpolicella | North-West of Verona | Veneto.

Variety of vines

Corvina 30%

Corvinone 20%

Rondinella 30%

Molinara 5%

Oseleta 15%

on traditional pergola of artisanal vine

Altitude

250 meters above sea level on limestone and clay soil, rich in rocks of morainic origin, ancient vineyards on a sub cru called Valgatara in Marano di Valpolicella.

Age of the vineyard

Plant renovated in 1990, but already present on the cadastral maps of the Napoleonic "sommarioni".

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

September, last decade. Hand-picked with visible selection of the bunches.

Pressing and Maceration

Soft pressing and strictly traditional soft maceration of the classic and autochthonous blend of Valpolicella Classica

Fermentation

Slow natural fermentation with indigenous natural yeasts

Vinification

Closely adhering to the Valpolicella tradition, with indigenous yeasts. Controlled temperature, fermentation in steel vats for 15 days with daily pumping over and three delestages, vinification with free-run must only, strictly without the addition of MCR. Natural malolactic fermentation, followed by fermentation in 500 liter wood. French oak, young and aged, 20 days of daily assembly, two delestages.

Refinement

Tonneaux 500 lt. for 1 year, 1 year in the bottle in the cellar

Bottling

4000 bottles in all per year, numbered from 1/4000. Capacity 750 ml.

Alcohol content

14.50% vol.

Analytical data

Volatile acidity g / l 0.770

Total sulfur dioxide mg / l 69,000

Relative density (at 20 ° C) 0.993

Non-reducing extract g / l 27,600

Net dry extract g / l 28,200

Total dry extract g / l 28,200

Glucose + Fructose g / l 0,600

Plug

Cork stopper produced and processed in Italy, coming from Italian cork forest in Sardinia. Length: 45mm

Calories

80 calories per glass

Color

Ruby red with violet reflections

intense

persistent

Aroma

Hints of red fruit and raspberry, green pepper (typical of the Molinara grape)

Nose: intense violet scent.

Hints of red fruit (plum, blackberry, blueberry, cherry)

jam
Tertiary aromas: caramel, toasted, vanilla

Taste

Complexity that from the nose is confirmed in the mouth, with further spices and a slightly savory finish that recalls the mineral and spice of black pepper

Typical combinations

First courses of spicy soups such as pasta and beans or second courses of meat and slightly aged cheeses, with hard dough.

Aging

The wine will keep its characteristics for 9-12 years kept at a constant temperature from 14 ° to 16 ° and not exposed to light sources

Estimated ecological footprint

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

Service temperature

16 °

Bottles produced

4,000 / 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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