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Valpolicella Superiore DOC 2018

By |2020-10-23T11:11:02+02:00August 29th, 2019|Red Wine|

First year of production: 2003

Vineyard: Corvina and Corvinone 85%, Rondinella 10% and Barbera 5%

Geographical Location: Veneto – Italy Northeast of Verona, in the hill that divides Montorio from the Valle d’Illasi

Extension: 27 hectares of modern guyot vertical trellis + 8 hectares of traditional
“Pergola” + 20 rented hectares in guyot vertical trellis

Plant date: 1960 to 2015

Composition of the soil: Calcareous with red clay and tufo

Strains per hectare: 6500 in trellis and 4500 in Pergola

Harvest: From August 3rd to October 10th

Yield per plant: 2 kg.

Vingate climate: A fairly regular year both in terms of rainfall and seasonal temperatures,
even if summer confirms the drought and heat trend of the last four years.
The very rainy May did not compromise the development of the plants
and the fruits, which after a scarce vintage, were abundant and the earth
managed itself with even a few rains until the beginning of September,
when an abundant precipitation accelerated the ripening and our harvest
times. For the first time we have increased the harvesting team to ensure
the grapes were picked at a perfect ripening point. The production balance
and our respectful care have allowed us to consider 2018 as an excellent
year

Winemaking technique:Maceration and fermentation […]

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Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso DOC 2016

By |2020-10-23T11:12:16+02:00August 28th, 2019|Red Wine|

First year of production: 1995

Vineyard: Corvina and Corvinone 85%, Rondinella 10% and Barbera 5%

Geographical Location: Veneto – Italy Northeast of Verona, in the hill that divides Montorio from the Valle d’Illasi Extension: 27 hectares of new furnishing plant – 8 hectares of pergola
20 hectares for rent by guyot.

Plant date: 1960 to 2015.

Composition of the soil: Limestone with prevalence of iron red clay in the vineyards The Perlar and Palazzina, medium tufa clay dough in the Mount of the Dragon

Strains per hectare: 6500 in guyot and 4500 in pergola

Harvest: September 3 to October 5.

Yield per plant: 2 kg.

Climate trend: The 2016 vintage was the perfect year, the one that happens every ten or
twelve years. Regular winter and spring, summer which was moderately
warm and with some useful rain on a very regular basis.
Harvest without rain. The perfect balance of the plants, has produced
one of the best wines we’ve ever produced. Top!

Winemaking technique: 100% of Valpolicella Superior wine is REPASSED on skins
Amarone’s not fully pressed. Peel-to-must maceration
12-15 days at uncontrolled natural temperature. Periodic resafters.
Racking. Malolactic fermentation. Transfer to barrels from
350 lt, 500 lt and 3500 lt oak French. Ripening period 12
Months. A review […]

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Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG 2013

By |2020-10-23T11:12:50+02:00August 20th, 2019|Red Wine|

First year of production: 2006

Vineyard: Corvina 45%, Corvinone 50%, Rondinella 5%, Oseleta 5%

Geographical Location: Veneto – Italy Northeast of Verona, in the hill that divides Montorio from the Valle d’Illasi

Extension: 27 hectares of new shoulder pad

Plant date: 1960 to 2001

Composition of the soil: Limestone with prevalence of iron red clay in the vineyards The Perlar and Palazzina, medium tufa clay dough in the Mount of the Dragon

Strains per hectare: 5/7000 to shoulder.

Harvest: September 1 to October 5

Yield per plant: 1 kg.

Climate trend: Winter has been marked by heavy snowfall in the mountains and
temperatures are not particularly cold. Spring will be remembered
as one of the wettest seasons in history; the melting snow
downstream filling rivers and aches and frequent and intense rain
caused very serious damage to agriculture and people, even
due to the May flood. After two months of rain, at the end of June
back to normal temperatures and weather conditions for the season
and finally the development of the vine happened on a regular basis,
although a little late. Summer, apart from a few hot days
intense proceeded with mild temperatures. The rains, the constant
humidity and hot temperatures have complicated both the end of the
maturing, […]

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Amarone della Valpolicella Riserva DOCG 2015

By |2020-10-23T11:19:05+02:00August 19th, 2019|Red Wine|

First year of production: 1993

Vineyard: Corvina and Corvinone 70%, Rondinella 20%, Oseleta 10%

Geographical Location: Veneto – Italy Northeast of Verona, in the hill that divides Montorio from the Valle d’Illasi

Extension: 27 hectares of new shoulder pad

Plant date: 1960 to 2001

Composition of the soil: Limestone with prevalence of iron red clay in the vineyards The Perlar and Palazzina, medium tufa clay dough in the Mount of the Dragon

Strains per hectare: 5/7000 to shoulder.

Harvest: From late August to mid-September.

Yield per plant: 1 kg.

Climate trend: 2015 vintage was really special and it was characterised by a very intense light and by the sun, a long summer heat. Mostly the light depended by the cosmic cycle condition of the sun, repeating every 15 years and having reached the top this year. After a mild winter and regular spring, the strong rain falls in June brought some hail to a couple of vineyards, but, thanks to the following dry season we recovered completely and we reached September with unforgettable grapes: a great Vintage!

Winemaking technique: The grapes chosen and collected in boxes are arranged in a
special ventilated room to be dried according to the famous
withering process. […]

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Recioto della Valpolicella DOCG 2012

By |2020-10-23T11:19:48+02:00August 15th, 2019|Red Wine|

First year of production: 1998

Vineyard: Corvina 55% Corvinone20%, Rondinella10%, Oseleta15%

Geographical Location: Veneto – Italy Northeast of Verona, in the hill that divides Montorio from the Valle d’Illasi

Extension: 37 hectares of new shoulder pad

Plant date: 1960 to 2007

Composition of the soil: Limestone with prevalence of iron red clay in the vineyards The Perlar and Palazzina, medium tufa clay dough in the Mount of the Dragon

Strains per hectare: 5500 to shoulder.

Harvest: September 3 to September 29.

Yield per plant: 0.5/1 kg.

Climate trend: Cold and dry winter. High temperatures arrive in March
moving the shoots well in advance, the flowering already begins
mid-May. Heavy rains at the beginning of summer, which maintain
low productivity. Hot and dry summer, almost no precipitation.
Early harvest start at the end of August and excellent harvest
until the end of September. Great vintage.

Winemaking technique: Only the best grapes of the best vintages are destined for this wine; the withering is extended to 150 days, then the grapes are gently pinched and fermented in open tonneau for about 2 months. A soft pressing is made and then the wine is placed in new tonneau where it matures for 2 years. After bottling, the […]

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Drago Rosè 2019 – sold out. 2020 coming soon..

By |2020-10-23T10:25:27+02:00August 13th, 2019|Red Wine|

First year of production: 2009 – certified Demeter since 2014

Vineyard: Corvinone 100%

Geographical Location: Veneto – Italy Northeast of Verona, in the hill that divides Montorio from the Valle d’Illasi

Extension: 27 hectares of new shoulder pad

Installation date: 1995

Composition of the soil: Calcareous with red clay and tufo

Strains per hectare: 5/7000

Harvest: Middle of September

Yield per plant: 2 kg.

Climate trend: Spring begins sunny and warm, but in May the temperatures went lower than ever for the period and rains kept the vineyards pretty wet till the beginning of June, when start a very dry and hot season. Unfortunately on July 7th and 14th we had severe hail events in Musella and it destroyed the biggest part of grapes (70%) leaving some signs on the vine also. After valeriana and propoli cares, the plants were able to get to the end of the season, giving us a very good quality, for the little quantity left.

Winemaking technique:Few hours of maceration on the skins at natural temperature. The wine is tranfered into steel tanks while it finishes the fermentation, then we leave it outside stabilizing in the winter temperature.

Alcohol: 12.65 % vol

Total acidity: […]

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Amarone della Valpolicella “Senza Titolo” IGT 2011

By |2020-10-23T11:31:05+02:00August 1st, 2019|Red Wine|

First year of production: 2000

Vineyard: Corvina and Corvinone 70%, Rondinella 10%, Oseleta 10%, Croatina 7%, other 3%.

Geographical Location: Veneto – Italy Northeast of Verona, in the hill that divides Montorio from the Valle d’Illasi

Extension: 27 hectares of modern vertical trellis

Plant date: since 1960 to 2001

Composition of the soil: Calcareous with red clay and tufo

Planting density: 6500

Harvest: September 13th to October 10th.

Yield per plant: 1 kg.

Vintage climate: The year begins with a long drought, a very warm early April,
leading to a fast development of the buds, followed by some rainy
weeks that makes the temperature remain below average until
July. In August, the temperatures rise again and the land dries
quickly. The maturation is very early, the quantity of the grapes is
below the average but the quality is high. Great vintage

Winemaking technique: This wine borns from the idea of producing the Amarone in as most
natural and traditional way as possible, starting first from an
obsessive grapes selection.
The second selection is done at the moment of pressing, after 100
days from the harvest, when four or five people descart the singol
grape if not perfectly healthy. The soft pressing done by feet, leave
the dry stems in to have some […]

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