TENUTA LENA DI MEZZO – VALPOLICELLA RIPASSO CLASSICO SUPERIORE DOC

TENUTA LENA DI MEZZO – VALPOLICELLA RIPASSO CLASSICO SUPERIORE DOC

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Description

Grape variety:
Corvina Veronese, Corvinone, Rondinella.

Location and characteristics of the vineyard:
All the grapes come from vineyards located in the area of ​​the Valpolicella Classico.

Soils:
Average altitude and composition. The hill is located at 250/450 meters (820/1476 feet) a.s.l, of volcanic origin with tuffaceous, clayey and calcareous soil.

Training system:
Pergola

Harvest:
Usually at the beginning of October, the grapes are laid on boxes after a careful hand selection prior storing in the cellar loft till January.

Vinification:
Destemming and soft crushing. Fermentation in steel tanks with daily punching down. In February the skins of grapes used to make Amarone wine, are introduced in the steel tanks for a second fermentation (this is the famous ripasso tecnique). Once the malolactic fermentation is over, the wine is aged for at least twenty months in large 30 hl Neutral French Oak barrels. The wine then mature in bottle for six months before being released to the market.

Organoleptic description:
Deep ruby ​​red.
Intense and vibrant with fine tannins, floral, fruity, spices aromas such as black pepper and cinnamon, licorice, vanilla and tobacco.
Full-body and pleasantly harmonious in the mouth. The flavors remain true to the nose. Long finish. Drink now and has a beautiful potential of aging for 10+ years. Outstanding!

Alcohol by volume:
14.0%

Suggested Pairing:
Excellent with roasts, stews or braised meats. It goes well with asian cuisine and umami experiences. Also delicious alone by the glass or with aged cheeses.

Serving Temperature:
18 ° C (64°F)

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