PRODUCTION AREA: Classic Valpolicella area, from vineyards in the hills of Fumane (Verona).
GRAPE VARIETIES: Corvina and Corvinone (70%), Rondinella (25%), Molinara (5%), with drying of grapes for a period of about 3 months.
YIELD: Each 100 kg of grapes 40 litres of first pressing.
Alcohol 15.0% by Vol.
Total acidity 5-5.5 g/l.
Net dry extract 29 to 32 g/l.
VINIFICATION: Soft pressing and destimming of the dried grapes; long fermentation at seasonal temperature.
AGEING: About 24 months in Slavonian oak barrels by 20-30-50 hl.
REFINEMENT: About 6 months in bottle.
SENSORY IMPRESSIONS: Ruby red tending to garnet. Characteristic aroma, with hints of ripe red fruit and dried figs, and spicy and balsamic notes. In the mouth it is delicate and balanced with soft tannins, fresh, savory, fruity and persistent.
SERVING INFORMATION: 20°C in ballon glass.
DINING ACCOMPANIMENT: Barbeque, roasts, game and seasoned cheeses.
LONGEVITY: If correctly stored, it evolves for a long period of time (8 to 10 years).