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:
From grapes of vineyards located in the area of ​​the classic Valpolicella.

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

Training system:
Pergola (canopy)

Harvest:
Beginning of October grapes are laid on plastic boxes after a careful selection prior storing in loft till January.

Vinification:
Destemming and soft crushing, fermentation in steel tanks with daily punching down. In february, skins of grapes used to make Amarone wine, are introduced in the steel tanks for a second fermentation (ripasso tecnique). Once the malolactic fermentation is over, the wine is aged for at least 20 months in large 30 hl wooden barrels.
It ages in the bottle for about 6 months before being going to market.

Organoleptic description:
Deep ruby ​​red.
Intense 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.

Vol.:
14,0%

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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