Vineyards planted on the slightly calcareous loamy soils of the hills near Marano di Valpolicella, Fumane and San Pietro in Cariano.
Corvina and Corvinone (70%), Rondinella (30%).
100 kg of grapes yield about 70 litres of wine.
Alcohol 14% vol.
Total acidity 5.5-6‰.
Dry extract 28-30‰.
9 months in medium-sized Slavonian oak barrels.
Approximately 6 months in the bottle.
A clear, remarkably brilliant ruby red colour, with ruby-garnet hues visible at the edge of the glass, it offers a powerful nose, redolent of sour cherries in spirit, prunes, a potpourri of dry flowers, underbrush, cloves, fine oak, cinnamon and roots of liquorice: an ample bouquet, alluring and aristocratic. The palate is concentrated, with a silky, velvety texture, an extremely dynamic acidity and a pleasant strength; in brief, a big wine, with a long, clean finish.
Recommended food pairings
A versatile wine, it easily pairs with pasta with meat sauce, semi-firm cheeses and cured meat cuts. At a riper age, it makes a perfect marriage with capon and guinea fowl, roast veal, pork ribs with sauerkraut or Wiener schnitzels.
6 to 8 years.