RECIOTO

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RECIOTO DELLA VALPOLICELLA DOCG

 "You are holding a treasure of the ages, the Queen of dessert wines, a rare gem of exquisite, crushed velvet texture and a palate brimming with vivid, seductive black fruit and chocolate notes. One sip will tell you why, for centuries, Recioto represented the pinnacle of every Valpolicella winemaker’s range – until one fateful day in 1936 when it was discovered that splendid sweet Recioto, when left, transformed into delectable dry Amarone. Today, the clamour for Amarone consigns original Recioto to a tiny two per cent of each vintage... and that is why the bottle you are holding is, well, very small. Yet so very, very special!"            

PRODUCED BY: Azienda Agricola Brigaldara

 

Grape

Corvina 55%, Corvinone 25%, Rondinella 20%

Region

Verona

Vintage

2013

ABV

14.5%

Serve at

16°C

Tasting notes

Recioto is a sweet, velvety and elegant wine. Intense red ruby loaded with mocha, black cherries, plums, espresso and spices. The intense fruit is nicely balanced by an underlying energy and focus. Sweet perfumed notes wrap around the long, satisfying finish.

Food pairing

Dessert wine suited for cakes and sweets or chocolate and almonds

Area of production

Brigaldara, San Pietro in Cariano, Verona, in the heart of Valpolicella classica.

Production process

This Recioto is produced only during the best vintages, when drying and fermentation can guarantee a quality level that meets the high standards imposed by the history and tradition of this wine. The grapes used are trained using the traditional Pergola Veronese system and are more than 20 years of age: carefully selected, they must be very healthy and crunchy to face an extremely long drying. Fermentation is carried out favouring the indigenous yeasts in the cellar and is designed to delicately extract colour and noble substances from the skins. It stops naturally, once the balance between alcohol and residual sugars is reached.Ageing occurs for 2 years in 25hl oak barrels.


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