Appellation: Valpolicella Classico DOC Grape varieties: Corvina Veronese 65%, Rondinella 30%, Molinara 5%, Alcohol content: 13.38% Vol.
Vintage characteristics: Vintage 2014 began with a mild, almost warm winter, followed by springtime growth that was some 15 days earlier than usual. From April onwards, the weather started to get progressively worse, culminating in a surprisingly cold and wet summer. The frequent rainfall, the ‘lens effect’ caused by alternating heavy rain and hours of very strong sunshine, and two light hailstorms created a situation that was more challenging than usual for the overall balance of the vine. The exposure and the altitude of the vineyards proved crucial, combined with the quality of the work undertaken on site. Meticulous trimming and selection was necessary at harvest time, resulting in an approximately 15%. reduction in yield. The scrupulous selection of grape bunches led to the harvesting and use of grapes with sufficient potential to produce good-quality wines.
SERVING SUGGESTIONS: This type of Valpolicella is the perfect accompaniment to Italian antipasti, soups, pasta dishes and other dishes typical of Mediterranean cuisine. Also pairs well with roasted and grilled white meats and is ideal as a summer red to drink with fish dishes.
- Additional Information
Varietal/Type Valpolicella: Corvina Veronese, Rondinella, and Molinara gtin No Brand Allegrini Size No Rating 91 Points
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