80% Corvina veronese and Corvinone, 20% Rondinella.
Location and characteristics of the vineyard
Lena di Mezzo is an entirely terraced estate of 18 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.
250/350 metres above sea level.
Training system and plant density
Pergola system witha yield of 2 kg per vine.
The grapes are picked around mid-October, after they have
just started to dry on the vine. This drying process then continues in crates in a special drying area, under controlled conditions of humidity and at natural winter temperatures.This helps the sugars to concentrate as for the estract and glycerin.
After careful selection the grapes are placed in crates and
put into well-ventilated areas so that the sugars and other important components, such as extracts and glycerine, can become more concentrated. In the first part of February the grapes undergo a gentle crushing, followed by a slow fermentation, interrupted by a series of rackings that allow the wine to maintain its sweetness because the remaining sugar is not transformed into alcohol. Immediately afterwards it is put into oak barrels for 24 months.
A sweet red wine.
Deep garnet red.
Flowers like violet, iris, wildrose and vanilla.
Velvet, rich in charactere but also in freshness.
Serving temperature 14-16 °C
It is a splendid dessert wine, that goes well with traditional Veronese specialities such as pandoro, panettone and shortbread, but it can also happily accompany soft and flavourful cheeses like Gorgonzola. We recommend opening the bottle at least an hour before serving it.