Terroir: Grown in the original production zone of Valpolicella Classico in the Veneto, Italy. Limestone, marl, some tuffaceous soil.
Vinification: Grapes are hand-harvested and dried on racks for four months. The raisined grapes are then pressed, followed by a cool (5° C) pre-fermentation maceration of seven days. The grapes then undergo a slow fermentation for 25 days and are once again macerated for five days at 24° C. The juice is aged for 12 months in 100% French oak barrels and then 36 months in 100% Slovenian oak casks. The wine rests nine months in bottle before being released.
Deep garnet color with a violet hue. Aromas of wild cherries, black fruit, vanilla and licorice, with hints of cedar. Full-bodied and velvety, with ripe tannins and notes of plums, cocoa and spices.
- Appellation: Veneto
- Winemaker: Christian Scrinzi
- Soil: Limestone, marl, some tuffaceous soil
- Alcohol: 16.0%
- Ttl Acidity: 6.3 g/l
- Sizes Available: 6/750ml
- Varietals: 75% Corvina and Corvinone, 25% Rondinella