Grown in the original production zone of Valpolicella Classico in the Veneto, Italy. Limestone, marl, some tuffaceous soil.
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.
Color: Deep garnet with a violet hue.
Bouquet: Aromas of wild cherries, black fruit, vanilla and licorice with hints of cedar.
Taste: Full-bodied and velvety, with ripe tannins and notes of plums, cocoa and spices.
This Riserva is perfect pairing with roasts, steaks, chops and aged cheeses.
Additional Notes pair this wine with the following recipes by chef nick stellino: Veal Alla Norma