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Meroni, Valpolicella Classico, 2020

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Red Currant, Spice, Tamarind

Farming

Organic

Producer

Meroni

Grape

Corvina/Rondinella/Molinara

Wine Type

Red

Country

Italy

Region

Valpolicella Classico DOC, Veneto

Vintage

2020

Alcohol

12.5%

Size

75cl

 

Produced roughly as traditionally as possible. It is a blend of Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, and Molinara. Fermentation with wild yeasts and no over extraction. There is a lot of bad Valpolicella out there but when you find a good one like this it is a joy. Bright & crunchy and we like it.

Notes on the producer

The Meroni Wine Estate is located in one of the five municipalities of the Valpolicella Classico  area and more specifically in the town of Sant'Ambrogio di Valpolicella, which is about 18 km northwest of the beautiful city of Verona. Valpolicella is a well renowned wine area, historically praised for its Recioto, but mostly for its Amarone, which has become the symbol of the area globally for its method of production. The estate covers 15 hectares, 11 of which have been planted with vines, after a careful restoration of the area, which has been suited for the cultivation of grapes since Roman times. All grapes for the vinification process come from owned vineyards. They are crushed and then undergo the natural fermentation process in stainless steel tanks. After racking and storage for 4-5 months in steel, the wines are transferred to the ageing area where, depending on the wine, they will reach full maturity. The wine will undergo slow ageing in classic 20-25 hl Slavonian oak barrels thanks to the slow oxygenation, due to the small porosity of the oak. As per tradition in Valpolicella, the wine rests from twelve months for Valpolicella, up to eight years for the Amarone Riserva and then it can be bottled.

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