VALPOLICELLA SUPERIORE CASE VECIE
Grape Varieties: Corvina 55%, Corvinone 25%, Rondinella 20%
Vineyard:Grezzana - Case Vecie (450 mt/slm, esposizione sud-est)
Training system: Guyot
Vineyard area: 9.70 ha – 4000 plants/ha
Year vineyards planted: since 1994
Annual production: 25.000 bottles
Harvest period: grapes are harvested during the second half of October
Wine Making:The grapes are selected in the vineyard and placed in 200kg-crates. The wine is left in contact with the grape skins during fermentation. It is pumped over twice a day with a delestage half way through fermentation. During the whole process, temperature is kept between ca. 22°-24° to preserve the fresh and delicate aromas.
Aging: 1 year in 25 hL slavonian oak barrels
Alc. content: 13.5%
Brilliant ruby with hints of cherry, balsamic notes of vanilla and spices. Soft taste and good structure. It is a full-bodied wine, maintaining an average alcoholic content.
Valpolicella Superiore Case Vecie derives from the vinification of fresh grapes, mainly Corvina and Corvinone. It borrows its name frm the homonymous 10 ha-vineyard located in Grezzana - Valpantena. It is a unique vineyard, 450 mt/a.s.l. with a perfect south/easterly exposition. Here, the ripening of the grapes is subject to important thermal inversions between day and night that give the wine a particular spiciness to the nose and a unique polyphenolic profile. In the mouth, acidity denotes an important structure, thanks to the rigorous selection of the grapes and to the winemaking techniques employed to extract only the noblest components from the peel. Despite Valpolicella Superiore tries to keep anchored to its origins of drinkable wine, it actually combines complexity and structure given by slow maturation. The wine is then aged in 25 hl oak barrels for about 1 year.