Valpolicella Classico DOC 2016

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Valpolicella Classico is made from Corvina (70%), Corvinone (15%), Rondinella (10%), and other local varietals (5%). The grapes are picked by hand and fermented in stainless-steel tanks with indigenous yeasts to preserve freshness and fragrance. Maturation takes place first in cement vats and then in large wood to add complexity without affecting the fruit character.

Tasting Notes

Secondo Marco’s Valpolicella Classico is characterized by aromas and flavors of morello and sour red cherries with hints of aromatic herbs and dried flowers. The wine is medium in body with juicy acidity and retains its bright refreshing character thanks to fermentation and aging in neutral vessels.  If you think you know it well, you may be in for a surprise. Its light freshness conceals a complex soul, fruit of a rigorous and strict work ethic. It takes time and a refined palate to fully appreciate it: each sip is a new revelation. Valpolicella Classico.

Food Pairing

With its bright acidity and medium weight, Valpolicella Classico is perfectly suited to a wide range of foods. It pairs well with cured meats and marinated vegetables as an antipasti. Thanks to its soft tannins, this versatile wine also works well with grilled or roasted poultry or even pan-seared lake trout.

Vineyard & Production Info
Production area/appellation:
Valpolicella DOC
Soil composition:
Calcareous and Volcanic
Training method:
Pergoletta
Elevation:
492 feet
Exposure:
Southern
Year vineyard planted:
1995
Harvest time:
Early October
First vintage of this wine:
2008
Bottles produced of this wine:
34,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition:
50% Corvina, 40% Corvinone, 5% Rondinella, 5% other local grapes
Fermentation container:
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
9 days
Fermentation temperature:
61 °F
Maceration technique:
Pumpovers
Length of maceration:
15 days
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Type of aging container:
Barrels and Cement vats
Size of aging container:
50 HL
Age of aging container:
Varied
Type of oak:
Slavonian
Length of aging before bottling:
12 months
Length of bottle aging:
12 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol:
13.1 %
pH level:
3.4
Residual sugar:
0.6 g/L
Acidity:
5.3 g/L
Dry extract:
23.7 g/L

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