Veneto, Italy

Il Narcisista Recioto della Valpolicella Classico DOC – 2016

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  • Introduction

    • Creatively named “Il Narcisista” or “The Narcissist” this wine holds a personaliaty of self-flattery, perfectionism, and arrogance. This wine’s style reflects the winery’s pursuit of gratification and excellence.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Vine Age: 15 years
    • Soil: Dark, gravelly, high clay content, fertile, deep and drought-resistant
    • Density: 5,000 vines/hectare (2,023 vines/acre)
    • Training: Guyot, 8 buds/vine, green cover crop between rows
  • Vintage Report

    • Harvest Date(s): End of September. Slow grape withering in the Drying Room until mid-February
  • Vinification

    • Crushing and Pressing of de-stemmed dry grapes in February

    • Fermentation: Fermentation at a controlled temperature of 16°C
    • Maceration: Maceration of the must for 20 days in contact with the skins, with daily pumping-over
    • Malolactic: Malolactic fermentation
    • Aging: The wine is aged in tonneaux for 12 months and subsequently in steel tanks for further 6 months. It is then left to mature for at least 6 months in the bottle before sale
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 60% Corvina, 20% Corvinone, 10% Rondinella, 10% Croatina
    • Alcohol: 13.5%
    • TA: 6.2g/L
    • p H: 3.6
    • RS: 110g/L
  • Tasting Notes

    • Dark ruby red in color. Intense and elegant aroma of ripe fruit, raisins, black cherries and plums in alcohol; Spicy scents of cocoa, vanilla and tobacco. Sweet, warm aroma, velvety and round. Recioto is a wine for meditation, ideally enjoyable after a meal, or on its own.

    • Serving Suggestions: Serve at a temperature of approximately 15°C. Open the bottle at least 1 hour before serving.



  • Buglioni Il Narcisista Recioto della Valpolicella Classico DOC — 2016 – Wine & Spirits – 91 Points

    This wine offers flavors of baked cherry laced with notes of vanilla and star anise. Those rich flavors are balanced by tea-like tannins and a surge of bright acidity that cleanses the finish.