QUAFF RATING5 – Get your mates round
GRAPES70% Corvina/Corvinone , 20% Merlot, 10% Rondinella
WINEMAKERMatt Thomson & Michele Peroni
FARMINGVegetarian, Vegan, Practising Organic
VINEYARDThe vineyards are situated at 100-400 meters above sea level in the hills outside Verona in the Valpantena Valley and are south/south-east facing. Cool breezes blow down the valley from the foothills of the Dolomites, which moderate the climate, enabling the grapes to ripen slowly. This helps the grapes to retain their aromatic compounds and acidity. The soil is poor and chalky so the vines are put under stress and produce superior quality fruit. The vines are 20-30 years old on average and are trained using both the traditional Pergola Veronese and Guyot system.
WINEMAKINGThe grapes were hand harvested, destemmed, crushed and macerated on their skins for about 18 hours. After maceration, the must was pressed with a pneumatic press and fermented in 1200HL stainless steel tanks at a relatively low temperature of 14°- 15°C to retain the delicate cherry perfumes of Corvina. The wine was held in temperature-controlled 1200HL stainless-steel tanks until bottling to maximise freshness.