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characteristics

grape varieties

80% Corvina veronese e Corvinone, 20% Rondinella.

location and characteristics of the vineyard

Lena di Mezzo is an entirely terraced estate of 17.8 hectares that lies in the heart of Fumane, a splendid hilly zone with tufaceous, clay and limestone soils, in which we have sought to express to the full the interdependence between the terroir and the indigenous grape varieties that are the unique heritage of the area around Verona.

average altitude

250/350 metres above sea level

training system and plant density

Only the Pergola training system is used, with a maximum yield of 10,000-11,000 kg per hectare. The choice of this training system was made to allow the Corvina Veronese and Corvinone grape varieties to have perfect exposure to the sun.

harvest

The grapes are picked around the first ten days of October and are briefly dried in crates.

vinification

Gentle crushing and destemming, followed by temperature-controlled fermentation in small truncated cone-shaped stainless steel vats with daily punching down of the cap of skins into the must so as to allow for the delicate extraction of all the complex range of polyphenols that are specific to the grapes and the terroir of Fumane. After the malolactic fermentation, the wine is put into 30-hectolitre French oak casks for 12 months, where it develops its inimitable bouquet prior to being bottled.

oragnoleptic description

A dry red wine.

colour

Deep ruby red.

nose

Cherries (both fresh and under spirits), plums and liquorice; spices such as pepper and cinnamon.

flavour

Extremely elegant, well-balanced and velvety.

Vol. 13,50%
total acidity 5,25 gr/lt
serving temperature 16-18 °C
serving suggestions

Perfect with both red and white meats, roast poultry dishes and moderately mature cheeses.