Veneto, Italy

Il Recioto della Valpolicella Classico DOC – 2008

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  • Vineyard Profile

    • Vine Age: 10 years
    • Soil: Dark, gravelly, high clay content, fertile, deep and drought-resistant
    • Density: 5,000 vines/hectare (2,023 vines/acre)
    • Training: Double pergola, 8 buds per vine, green cover crop between rows
  • Vintage Report

    • Harvest Date(s): Early October
    • Yields: 25 hl/ha (1.85 tons/acre)
  • Vinification

    • Dry, destemmed grapes were crushed and pressed mid-February. Fermentation took place at a controlled temperature of 16 degrees Celsius (60 degrees Fahrenheit). Extended maceration was for 25 days with daily pump overs. Malolactic fermentation occurred. The wine was aged for 12 months in oak barriques, six months in stainless-steel tanks, and six months in bottle before being released.

  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 60% Corvina, 20% Corvinone, 10% Rondinella, 10% Croatina
    • Alcohol: 13.5%
    • TA: 5.6g/L
    • p H: 3.6
    • RS: 120g/L
  • Tasting Notes

    • A sweet red wine from raisins with a dark ruby-red color. Intense and elegant aromas of ripe fruit, raisins, black cherries and plums in alcohol, and spicy scents of cocoa, vanilla and tobacco. Sweet and warm flavors, velvety and round. Recioto is a wine for meditation, to be enjoyed after a meal, even on its own. It is traditionally paired with plain pastries or biscuits, and makes a tempting mate for chocolate cake. For those who dare, we suggest you try it with very mature or blue cheeses. Serve at 15 degrees Celsius (59 degrees Fahrenheit). Open at least one hour before serving.



  • Il Recioto della Valpolicella Classico DOC – 2008 – 90 points – Wine Spectator

    “Zesty, showing black cherry coulis, strawberry pie and black licorice notes, with hints of dark chocolate shavings and espresso powder. Lively acidity balances the ripe, silky texture with a mouthwatering impression. Drink now through 2020.”