VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO SUPERIORE DOC – Il Quintario
Valpolicella Classico Superiore,”Il Quintario”, carries the history of a territory. Its name comes from the time of the Roman centuriazione in which “Quintario” was the street erected every 5, built slightly larger than the others, on which stood parishes and castles that at the time represented political and religious power. This important road crosses one of our vineyards leading to the castle of Castelrotto and the Pieve di San Floriano. With a fresh and fruity taste, it is characterized by the perfect harmony between acidity and tannin.
Valpolicella classico Superiore 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.
The grapes are set aside to dry for about thirty days in wood crates or on a wood grating in a well-ventilated drying room
The grapes are soft pressed, then fermentation takes place in steel tanks, after that it aged 12 months between wood and steel. After an additional six month of bottle-aging, the wine was introduced on the market
Ruby red colour with an intense and persistent fruits aroma of cherry and plum, violet floral and slightly spicy black pepper. Notes of spices and fresh fruit, smooth tannins and consistent, good structure on the palate.
Main courses of meat or wild game, grilled or baked tasty polenta accompanied by mushrooms and soppressa
Ideally served at 16-18°C.