Recioto della Valpolicella Classico D.O.C. – Sweet Red Wine
Dark Ruby Red in Colour. Intense and Elegant Aroma of Ripe Fruit, Raisins, Black Cherries and Plums in Alcohol; Spicy Scents of Cocoa, Vanilla and Tobacco.
Sweet and Warm Aroma, Velvety and Round. Recioto is a Wine for Meditation, ideally enjoyable After Meal, even on its Own.
Traditionally paired with Plain Pastries and Biscuits, it matches very well with Chocolate Desserts. For those who wish to dare, it can be tasted with Very Mature and Blue Cheeses.
Serve at a Temperature of approximately 15° C.
Open the bottle at least 1 Hour Before serving.
Soil: Dark, clayey and fertile with a high content of gravel, deep and drought resistant.
Grape varieties: 60% Corvina, 20% Corvinone, 10% Rondinella, 10% Croatina.
Training system: Guyot, with 5000 vines per hectare. 8 buds per vine. Vine age: 15 years. Green cover of rows.
Harvesting method: Manual, of Selected Bunches. Period: the end of September. Slow grape withering in the Drying Room until mid-February.
Vinification: Crushing and Pressing of de-stemmed dry grapes in February. Fermentation at a controlled temperature of 16°C. Maceration of the must for 20 days in contact with the skins, with daily pumping-over. Malo-lactic fermentation.
Ageing: The wine is aged in oak barriques for 12 months and subsequently in steel tanks for further 6 months It is then left to mature for at least 6 months in the bottle before sale.
Yield: 25 hl/Ha.
Analytical data: Alcohol content 14.7 %, Residual reducing sugars 140 g/l, Total acidity 5.3 g/l, pH 3.8, Net dry extract 42 g/l.