100% Corvina Veronese.
REGION OF ORIGIN
Valpolicella classico, the historical heart of the Valpolicella.
The soil is mainly clay – limestone with a significant presence of fragmented rocks and stones. This soil type contributes freshness and elegance to our wines, qualities that are essential for producing age worthy wines.
The vineyards are located on the hill known as “Ravazzol”, an area with an exceptional vocation for viticulture due to the local climatic conditions and an ideal altitude ranging from 200 to 300m above sea level. The average vine age, more than 60 years, and the naturally low yields, 5-6 tonnes/hectare, also contribute to the quality of the grapes we are able to harvest from these vineyards.
Typically we begin harvest in the last week of September and continue until the end of October.
VINIFICATION AND AGEING
Only in the very best vintages, when summer temperatures are not too extreme and autumns aren’t too humid, are we able to carry out a late harvest of the best Corvina grapes selected from the best vineyard parcels on the Ravazzol hill to make this wine, which for us represents a rigorous selection of our very best grapes, in minute quantities. The grapes are fermented in open 1000 litre wooden vats where it then ages for a further 48 months.
Like most “mono-varietal” wines, this wine displays unique aromatics. This is a wine with aromas that recall a past age, able to surprise and captivate the most experienced of wine lovers, a wine that will age and improve for at least 20 years.