Veneto, Italy

Il Narcisista Recioto della Valpolicella Classico DOC – 2019

download facts sheet Download tasting notes where to buy
  • Vineyard Profile

    • Vineyards: Sant’Ambrogio
    • Size: 18 hectares (44.5 acres)
    • Vine Age: 15 years
    • Soil: Dark, clayey and fertile with a high content of gravel, deep and drought resistant
    • Elevation: 151 meters (495 feet)
    • Density: 5,000 vines/hectare (2,023 vines/acre)
    • Training: Guyot, 8 buds/vine, green cover crop between rows
  • Vintage Report

    • Harvest Date(s): Manual, of selected bunches, at the 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 at a controlled temperature of 16 C. Maceration of the must for 20 days in contact with the skins, with daily pumping-over. Malolactic fermentation.

    • Malolactic: Malolactic fermentation
    • Aging: Aged in tonneaux for 12 months and then a further 6 months in steel tanks. 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: 13.9%
    • TA: 7.7 g/L
    • p H: 3.5
    • RS: 97 g/L
  • Tasting Notes

    • Dark ruby red colour. Intense and elegant aromas of ripe fruit, raisins, black Cherries and plums in alcohol; spicy scents of cocoa, vanilla and tobacco. Sweet and warm aroma, velvety and round.