VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO DOC – Il Pigaro
Villa Crine’s Valpolicella Classico is testimony of the tradition and terroir of the region. The term “Pigaro” comes from an ancient statement, reported in a map dating back to 1861, which originally mentioned “el Pì Caro” or, the dearest, the most expensive. Italianized then in Pigaro, name due to its narrow surface in a position of great value, today from this vineyard we get our classic Valpolicella. It’s a wine that is characterized by enchanting colours and aromas like cherry, black current, and a hint of green peppercorns. A fresh and full-bodied wine that represents simplicity and harmony with an explosion of aromas and floral hints typical of spring.
Valpolicella classico DOC
Corvina Veronese 60%, Rondinella 30%, Molinara 10%.
The altitude of the vineyard is between 200 and 300 metres above sea level. The soil composition includes clay, tuff and alluvial gravel, with calcareous marine rock.
The vines are trained in the pergola system. The density of the vines is between 4,500 and 6,000 plants per hectare with a yields of about 9000 kg/ha
The grapes are harvested by hand between the end of September and the beginning of October.
Destemming and soft pressing in metal tanks in the month of November. Aged in steel for 6 months.
It is bright purplish red. It has a fragrant bouquet with marked hints of red fruit, cherry and grapes. It’s a fresh and pleasing wine with a nice finish. Suitable for many occasions, from the tastiest dishes to the simplest.
Suitable to accompany white meats and cheeses. It’s especially good with pasta with meat sauce, meat filled ravioli, bigoli pasta with duck sauce and lasagne.
Ideal temperature is 16-18°C.