2017Gewurztraminer Vendanges Tardives, TrimbachAugust 26, 2021
NV Amontillado, Bella LunaAugust 26, 2021
2018 Recioto della Valpolicella DOC, Bertani
120 in stock
Tasting Note: Intensely sweet Veneto red, offering a noseful of raspberries, plum and cherry, followed by a mouthful of more berries, spice, vanilla and cacao.
Food Matching: Lovely for any occasion where port would be good, but will give less hangover, as it is not fortified. Stilton, cheese and chutney, chocolate puddings and rich desserts with berries are ideal.
Unique Selling Point: Like port, but less alcoholic.Full-bodied rich and sweet red: like port, but more maraschino cherries and less alcoholic, this is great with chocolate.
Vineyard: From vineyards in the Valpantena sub-zone to the North of the city of Verona, in the communes of Quinto, Grezzana, and Santa Maria in Stelle. The soils range from calcareous marls in the east to iron-rich calcareous clays in the west. The harvest takes place at the end of September. As only pristine bunches are selected, the harvest is strictly by hand only.
Vinification: The bunches are then laid carefully onto plastic crates one deep and are left to dry in “fruttai” with fans to circulate the air. After 150 days, the semi-dried grapes are destalked, crushed, and fermentation begins. At first the temperature is kept very low (4C-5C); after a few days it is allowed to climb to 18C. Once the alcohol level has reached 13% the must is cooled and fermentation is stopped. The wine is then matured for 12 months in 30hl vats of cherry wood. After bottling, the wine is kept in the winery for a further three months before release.