GRAPE VARIETES: 75% Corvina Veronese, 20% Rondinella, 5% Molinara
THE VINEYARD: The hills of the Valpolicella Classico region. South east exposure. Varied soil, but mostly cretaceous, calcareous, stony and well drained.
VITICULTURE: Pergola Trentina training with about 3,000 vines per hectare. Average age of productive vines: 27 years.
YIELD: 33 Hl/Ha
HARVEST: Manual harvest carried out during the second fortnight in September
PROCESSES: Natural drying of grapes in the loft with the loss of 42% of the original weight (for about 100 days).
VINIFICATION: De-stalking and crushing of the grapes. Fermentation temperature: 12°-24°C . Maceration time: 27 days . Daily periodic pumping over. Matured in wood for 19 months. Blended together for 6 months. Matured in bottle for 14 months.
Robert Parker(2009 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 10/07/2013
Wine Spectator(2008 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 07/25/2012