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sabato 08 dicembre
Italian wines in the world: Alcàde Montepulciano d’Abruzzo doc 2014 di Colle Moro
Abbiamo degustato per voi Alcàde Montepulciano d’Abruzzo doc 2014 di Colle Moro
Prezzo: 5,50 euro
Produzione annua: 13.000 bottiglie
Denominazione: Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC
Affinamento: 18 mesi in barrique, 4 mesi in bottiglia
Uvaggio: 100% Montepulciano
La provincia di Chieti, in Abruzzo, si caratterizza anche per essere una delle aree vitivinicole più vocate del nostro Paese. Si tratta, inoltre, di una delle provincie con la più numerosa presenza di cooperative vitivinicole che fin dal dopoguerra hanno rappresentato la risposta migliore alla grande frammentazione del tessuto produttivo di questa terra. Tra queste spicca Colle Moro, una cooperativa nata nel 1961 e che oggi conta quasi 700 soci che gestiscono un patrimonio vitato di circa 1.600 ettari situato nella fascia collinare che sovrasta la suggestiva Costa dei Trabocchi, nell’Abruzzo meridionale.
Si tratta uno dei territori maggiormente vocati alla produzione di uno dei grandi vitigni rossi italiani, il Montepulciano d’Abruzzo.
Un bell’esempio è rappresentato dall’Alcàde Montepulciano d’Abruzzo doc 2014 che si caratterizza già al naso per forti sentori sia di frutta rossa ben matura (ciliegia e prugna in primis), ma anche per sensazioni più “selvatiche” come il cuoio ed erbe officinali (rabarbaro). In bocca la struttura si fa sentire con tannini ancora vivaci, nonostante gli oltre cinque anni del vino, ma tenuti ben in equilibrio da una buona gestione dell’affinamento in legno (barriques francesi).
Abbiamo scelto un abbinamento classico, con una grigliata di carne ben assortita, dalla costata di Fassona alle costine di maiale, ed il risultato è stato ottimo.
La Cantina Colle Moro nasce nel 1961 a Guastameroli di Frisa (CH), grazie all’entusiasmo, allo spirito imprenditoriale e alle scelte coraggiose di un gruppo di vignaioli della zona. Oggi alla Cantina cooperativa partecipano circa 700 soci, tra cui molti piccoli coltivatori, le cui aziende agricole sono dislocate in 15 comuni intorno a Frisa, nel Sud-Est dell’Abruzzo, tra il mare Adriatico e le cime del Gran Sasso e della Maiella. La superficie produttiva complessiva è di circa 1.600 ettari, con una produzione media di 200.000 quintali di uve.
I terreni collinari, l’esposizione geografica e la presenza di un clima particolarmente favorevole determinano la tipicità ed esaltano i pregi che rendono davvero unica la produzione vitivinicola di Colle Moro. Pensiamo soprattutto al Montepulciano e Trebbiano, maggiormente rappresentativi del territorio, ma anche al Pecorino, Passerina e Cococciola, principali vitigni autoctoni, e al Moscato Giallo. A questi si aggiungono inoltre alcuni vitigni internazionali, come Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Merlot e Sangiovese.
La Cantina da anni svolge un ruolo economico e sociale importante per il territorio di riferimento, valorizzando e supportando il lavoro di tanti viticoltori.
saturday 08 december
Italian wines in the world: Colle Moro’s Alcàde Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC 2014
We have tasted for you Colle Moro’s Alcàde Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC 2014
Year of production: 2014
Price: 5.50 euros
Annual production: 13,000 bottles
Denomination: Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC
Aging: 18 months in barrique, aging in bottle for 4 months
Grapes: 100% Montepulciano
The province of Chieti, in Abruzzo, is one of the most suitable wine-growing areas in our country. It is also one of the provinces with the largest presence of wine cooperatives that since the post-war period have represented the best response to the great fragmentation of the productive structure of this land. Among these, Colle Moro stands out, a cooperative founded in 1961 and which today counts almost 700 members that manage a vineyard heritage of about 1,600 hectares, located in the hilly area overlooking the picturesque Costa dei Trabocchi, in Southern Abruzzo.
This is one of the areas most suited to the production of one of the great Italian red varieties, the Montepulciano d'Abruzzo.
A good example is offered by Alcàde Montepulciano d'Abruzzo doc 2014, which is already characterised on the nose by strong hints of ripe red fruit (cherry and plum in particular), but also by more "wild" sensations such as leather and medicinal herbs (rhubarb). In the mouth the structure reveals tannins that are still lively, despite the wine is more than five years, but kept well balanced by a good management of aging in wood (French barriques).
We chose a classic pairing, with a well-stocked grill of meat, from the Fassona rib to the pork ribs, and the result was excellent.
Colle Moro winery was founded in 1961 in Guastameroli di Frisa, in the Province of Chieti (Abruzzo), thanks to the enthusiasm, entrepreneurial spirit and brave choices of a group of local winemakers.
It is a cooperative of over 700 winegrowers, who cultivate about 1,600 hectares of vineyards in 15 different municipalities around Frisain South-East Abruzzo. This green region in central of Italy is where Colle Moro winery is located, in a wonderful position between the sea and the mountains, between Costa dei Trabocchi, overlooking the Adriatic Sea, and the rocky crags of Maiella and Gran Sasso, two of Italy’s highest mountains.
The hills, geographic exposure and a particularly propitious climate ensure that the grapes are perfect, and enhance the qualities that make Colle Moro wines absolutely unique.
The grapes that best represent these areas are Montepulciano and Trebbiano, as well as Pecorino, Passerina and Cococciola, the main native grape varieties, and Moscato Giallo di Frisa. Some international varieties, such as Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Merlot and Sangiovese make the Colle Moro wine production complete.
saturday 01 december
Italian wines in the world: Coali Tenuta Savoia's I Simieri Rosso Verona Igt 2015
We have tasted for you Coali Tenuta Savoia's I Simieri Rosso Verona Igt 2015
Year of production: 2015
Annual production: 2500 bottles
Aging: 3 years in tonneaux
Grapes: Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, Useleta, Molinara, Merlot, Teroldego
In Veronese dialect, Coali means lair. And it is truly a special lair that of the Savoy family, located probably in the most evocative place of the Valpolicella Classica, near the extraordinary Romanesque church of San Giorgio Ingannapoltron (in the sense that when you see it you seem close but to reach it on foot from the bottom of the valley is a walk demanding that tricks, in fact, “lazy people” or “poltroni”), and from which you can enjoy the beautiful scenary of Lake Garda in the clearest days.
This is where the red I Simieri is produced, the result of the classic blend of Valpolicella, Corvina (50%), Corvinone (30%) and Rondinella (10%), to which another 10% of other typical vines of the territory are added.
The peculiarity, but also this is a classic in Valpolicella, are the 4 months of drying on racks, a subsequent fermentation of about a month and an aging of 6 months in oak barrels.
The result is a wine of extraordinary roundness and softness, warm and silky, with "sweet" but never cloying notes.
The notes on the nose are those typical of the great wines of Valpolicella (Amarone at first place), but everything more mature starting from the cherry and black cherry that here express their most intense notes of overripe fruit. Very spicy hints of vanilla and cloves, tobacco and pink pepper are also very evident. In the mouth it is extremely enveloping, silky tannins, soft and despite the high alcohol content (above 16 °) everything appears extremely pleasant and drinkable.
We paired it, in a pleasant fine dinner, with a Monte Veronese aged over 40 months and was simply perfect.
The estate “Coali” is located in a small village in the hills of “San Giorgio Ingannapoltron”, in the area knows as “Valpolicella”, in Verona province, north-east Italy. The art of viticulture is a richness that the Savoia family has passed on for three generations, farming the family owned property: 30 acres of which 15 are dedicated to vineyards. It is a very small winery which produces only 22.000 bottles a year. Savoia family follows personally each phase during the production and sale of the wine. All the grapes come exclusively from owned vineyards with rigorous manual selection of clusters. In all phases particular attention is payed to enhance the typical characteristics of the grapes from land: Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella and Molinara are grown and harvested with the greatest possible respect for the environment.
saturday 24 november
Italian wines in the world: Tenuta Montemagno’s TM Brut Metodo Classico VSQ
We have tasted for you Tenuta Montemagno’s TM Brut Metodo Classico VSQ
Year of production: 2014
Price: 12,60 euros at the winery
Annual production: 15.000 bottles
Aging: minimum 24 months on yeasts
Grapes: 95% Barbera, 5% Grignolino
Since a long time we have followed Tenuta Montemagno’s quality growth. The winery has got one of the best italian wine relais and represents one of the most interesting interpreters of the Italian wine world. Particularly, Tenuta Montemagno is highlighting among the wineries that more than others has been able to enhance a variety like Barbera. Today, thanks to wineries like Tenuta Montemagno, Barbera, and in particular Barbera d’Asti Superiore, has acquired the prestige it deserves.
Tenuta Montemagno has also interpreted the vine Barbera in the metodo classico version. A challenge not so easy and, for some aspects, “revolutionary”, because there are very few Piedmont producers who have always believed in using Barbera to obtain quality sparkling wines.
We have tasted TM Brut Metodo Classico, 24 months on yeasts, and we were really impressed, not only for the qualitative profile expressed by this sparkling wine, but also for its incredible authenticity and recognizability. We believe that Barbera can really represent a grape variety on which pay attention, even on its sparkling potential.
The early harvesting of the grapes is essential to have the best expression of this vine, it ensure the adequate acidity.
The result is a sparkling with an original rose petal color and elegance.
Rose that we find on the nose combined with equally evident toasted flavors, of bread crust and red berries not too ripe. But it is in the mouth that its authenticity emerges the most, with an intense flavour, an excellent minerality and a slightly bitter aftertaste of almond and currant that greatly protract its persistence.
We have paired it with an easy but excellent appetizers of cold cuts, strictly italian, from the fine Prosciutto di Sauris to the superb Coppa Piacentina. Just a perfect marriage!
Tenuta Montemagno arises on Monferrato hills, a Piedmont area highly suitable for vines. The vineyards facing south-west, the microclimate enjoyed by this area with its clayey calcareous soil, the process carried out entirely by hand and the technology used in production processes, contribute to the production of important wines, representing, at the same time, the Italian, the Piedmont and Monferrato excellences in the world. The estate is surrounded by 100 hectars, 20 of which dedicated to vine cultivation. Here grow the most famous Piedmont cru: Barbera d’Asti, produced by 50 yeas-old vines; Grignolino d’Asti, a red wine with a dry and tannic finish; Ruché di Castagnole Monferrato, one of the most ancient Piedmont vines, that grows in the estate area only; Malvasia di Casorzo, born by south south-west red grapes. Every Tenuta Montemagno's bottle is created joining together the peculiarity of Monferrato ground, the brilliant intuitions of Tiziano Barea and the expertise of oenologist Gianfranco Cordero.
saturday 17 november
Italian wines in the world: Rocca Sveva’s Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG Riserva 2013
We have tasted for you Rocca Sveva’s Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG Riserva 2013
Year of production: 2013
Price: 37,50 euros
Annual production: 18.000 bottles
Aging: After aging in large oak barrels for at least 24 months, it is aged in bottle
Grapes: Corvina, Rondinella, Molinara
Cantina di Soave is one of the most important cooperatives in Italy. It currently holds more than 40% of the vineyards of the Soave denomination (among DOC and Soave Classico) and almost 50% of the Valpolicella DOC. The role, therefore, of Cantina di Soave in the enhancement of the denominations is extraordinarily important.
One goal of Cantina di Soave is to increase the added value of the denominations that belongs to and to guarantee a fair salary to its members. In order to do that, for many years Cantina di Soave has started a policy of promoting corporate brands capable of enhancing the reputation and its wines in the markets (domestic and foreign).
This is the direction taken by the Rocca Sveva production line, which for many years has been accredited as one of the most prestigious among the Veronese wine scene, even by the international wine critics.
An excellent example is represented by the Amarone della Valpolicella docg Riserva 2013 which we liked a lot.
It is an extremely modern interpretation of this great Italian red, where the main sensations are the fruity and smooth ones, the same which made possible much of the success of Amarone on the markets around the world.
But be careful! In our opinion it’s crucial to never confuse modernity with banality. And this Riserva di Amarone Rocca Sveva is a great example of it.
The aromatic breadth to the nose is remarkable with the classic notes of ripe cherries with elegant hints of dark berries such as blackberry and blueberry. In the finish there are also notes of cocoa and tobacco. In the mouth great harmony, silkiness but also a tannic structure that still allows an excellent drinkability.
We paired it with a classic beef stew with boiled potatoes and peas: a high-class marriage!
In the landscape of Verona’s area, in the shadow of the majestic medieval Castello di Soave, right up against the castle’s ancient walls, lies the hamlet of the Middle Ages Rocca Sveva, that Cantina di Soave has trasformed into a prestigious centre of wine culture. From its foundation, in the 1898, Cantina di Soave has been committed to producing wines classic to Verona’s tradition, in particular its white wine Soave, the long-prized wines of Valpolicella, with Amarone as its fullest expression, and Lessini Durello sparkling wine. The winery has been engaged in a path of growth, which allowed it to become one of the principle and most qualified oenological reality of the italian and international landscape. The proud standard-bearers are the Rocca Sveva wines and classic-method sparkling wines, an extremely limited-production selection of absolute-quality wines, icons of Verona’s great winemaking traditions. Rocca Sveva, with its experimental vineyard and picturesque cellars, its ancient villa and flourishing botanical garden, is a hystory- rich medieval hamlet rich to visit and represents a unique tribute to wine culture. Rocca Sveva is also an adventure that should be personally experienced through its activities, events and tasting of wines and food.
saturday 03 november
Italian wines in the world: MGM Mondo del Vino’s Asio Otus
We tasted for you MGM Mondo del Vino’s Asio Otus
Year of production: NV
Price: 7.50 euro
Annual production: 100.000 bottles
Denomination: Vino Varietale d’Italia
Grapes: cabernet, merlot, syrah
MGM Mondo del Vino is one of the most dynamic winemaking groups in the Italian wine scene. A group that is not afraid to dare even by the oenological point of view with a wine like Asiotus (the Latin name of the owl) that already on the label is defined as an "enigmatic red wine". But the enigma, in our opinion, is only in the name, in an original and elegant packaging (the golden owl on a black background) because as soon as you taste the wine, it starts telling everything about itself.
It is the perfect evidence of how three extraordinary international grape varieties such as Cabernet, Merlot and Syrah, combined in a skillfully balanced blend, can give a wine that is able to speak to the whole world.
This wine could have been described in the past, in a sort of superficial way, as a wine with an international taste. But today we have to talk about it as a wine capable of telling the story of three great French varieties, cultivated in Italy, that can express themselves in their full potential.
But it is also a red with several keys of interpretation. For those with less experience, it offers a bold but silky structure, persuasive. While for those who are more skilled, it comes out even its complexity enclosed in a very wide range of aromas The nose has intense notes of very ripe red fruit, almost jammy but well balanced by elegant spicy sensations, from cinnamon and cloves to vanilla. In the mouth the perception of an important but perfectly harmonious body is extraordinary. The notes of red fruit return with slight sweet - but not cloying- sensations, indeed it is one of the most drinkable red wines that we have recently tasted. The pairing seemed risky but it proved to be perfectly up to the task: beef with Chinese spicy sauce. The spicy of the meat was perfectly combined with the one of the wine and the spice was extraordinarily balanced by the sweetest notes of the wine.
Mondodelvino SpA was founded in 2013 in Forlì as the holding company for a group of dedicated wineries, but its story began in 1991 with the birth of the group's first winery: MGM Mondo del Vino, founded by the pioneering vision of Alfeo Martini, together with partners Roger Gabb and Christoph Mack.
June 28, 2017 marked an important milestone for the history of Mondodelvino. Originally founded in 1991 by Alfeo Martini together with partners, Roger Gabb and Christoph Mack; Mondodelvino passed from one generation, led by Alfeo, to the new executive board.
The innovative dual governance board comprises of:
- SUPERVISORY BOARD: composed of founders Alfeo Martini, Cristoph Mack, Roger Gabb and longtime business consulant Giorgio Rubini.
- MANAGEMENT BOARD: composed of Marco Martini, CEO; board members Davide Zondini, CFO; Scipione Giuliani and Gaetane Carron, chief wine makers and regional operation mangers; Luigi Bersano, sales director; and Enrico Gobino, marketing director.
These Italian wineries are part of the Mondodelvino SpA Group:
MGM Srl in Priocca: aging and production of classic Piedmontese wines
Cuvage Srl at Acqui Terme: production of Piedmontese Sparkling
In Sicily: Barone Montalto SpA: one of the main brands of Sicilian fine wine
Poderi dal Nespoli Srl: Sangiovese of quality and innovative white wines.
saturday 27 october
Italian wines in the world: Ronco Blanchis’ Ronco Blanchis Collio DOC Riserva 2016
We have tasted for you Ronco Blanchis’ Ronco Blanchis Collio DOC Riserva 2016
Year of production: 2016
Price: 15,00 euros
Annual production: 3.000 bottles
Denomination: DOC Collio
Aging: 60% steel, 40% wood
Grapes: 40% Friulano, 40% Chardonnay, 10% Malvasia, 10% Sauvignon
For white wine lovers, Collio represents a magic place where there are all the ideal conditions for this type of wine to achieve the highest quality level.
Many wine makers witness the vocation of this land, located between the province of Gorizia and Slovenia. Among all these producers a prominent place is occupied by Ronco Blanchis, in the little borough of Mossa, thanks to the hard work and the passion of Giancarlo Palla and his sons Alberto and Lorenzo. In our opinion, with their ten fertile hectares of vineyards, they produce some of the best current wines of Collio.
We had the good fortune of tasting Ronco Blanchis (Blanchis, that means “white”, is the name of the hill, in dialect Ronco, where the vineyards of the company are located), Collio Riserva DOC 2016, a great white wine.
An incredible proof of excellence and another evidence of the vocation of this land, ideal for grapes like Friulano, Chardonnay, Malvasia e Sauvignon, which are perfectly combined in this wine reserve (specifically 40% for the first two and 10% for the last two).
The result is an intense wine with a large variety of scents like citrus and tropical fruits, but also flower sensations and spices like vanilla. The taste is the result of a perfect mix of minerality and flavour, of balance and persistence.
We have paired it with a tasty chicken with curry; it was simply delicious.
Ronco Blanchis is a young company located under the slopes of Collio, precisely in Mossa, in the province of Gorizia (Friuli). Founded in 2000, the company have been lead by Giancarlo Palla and his sons Alberto and Lorenzo. However, the land is not so young, on it there once was a company that produced by another name, and with it it’s possible to go back up to the Hapsburg Empire. The fact that the vineyards have been active for a long time, has allowed Giancarlo and his sons to immediately start the business and produce quality wines that are representative of the territory.
saturday 20 october
Italian wines in the world: Dal Maso's Montemitorio Colli Berici DOC Tai Rosso 2016
We have tasted for you Dal Maso's Montemitorio Colli Berici DOC Tai Rosso 2016
Year of production: 2016
Annual production: 20,000 bottles
Denomination: DOC Colli Berici
Aging: 2 months in steel and concrete tanks, aging in bottle for 3 months
Grapes: 100% Tai Rosso
Tai rosso, still one of the less known and valued Italian red wines, finds its best interpretation in Dal Maso production. The company managed to find the best way to interpret this grape because of two main reasons, linked together: the first is that Dal Maso is a company which has made investments for four generations in the qualification of its wines. The second is connected to the fortune of having vineyards in one of the most suitable area in Veneto, the Colli Berici.
We strongly suggest to all wine lovers to visit Colli Berici, in Vicenza Province, not just because their natural attitude for quality wine production, but even because they offer a rural landscape among the most prisitine in our Country. Not to mention the presence of a large number of amazing villas of the great architect Palladio.
Dal Maso interprets Tai Rosso both in its simplest and most drinkable version and -the one we are describing here- in its most elegant and complex soul, that of Montemitorio. A Tai Rosso that, in our opinion, shows the high quality that this wine can reach. It has convinced us right from the colour, an intense ruby red, almost impenetrable, in line with the aromas that come to the nose with a clear prevalence of dark berries, blackberries and blueberries, but also more spicy sensations of cloves and pink pepper.
It is silky in the mouth, the body is strong, but always balanced and with that pleasant tannicity which is typical of this grape variety. This wine is able to be always fresh and extraordinary drinkable.
Since the perfect time, we paired it with tagliatelle with porcini mushrooms: the best choice ever!
Dal Maso's history goes through four generations and arrives until nowadays, with Nicola, Silvia and Anna that manage the company with passion and effort. The heart of Dal Maso is the circular-structured wine cellar, sourrounded by the three wine's production zones: Colli Berici, Gambellara DOC and Lessini Doc areas, located on the border between Vicenza's and Verona's provinces. This ones have always been excellent locations for the production of great wines, thanks to an optimal solar exposure, a unique microclimate and a characteristic geological composition of the soil. One of the purposes of Dal Maso is value local wine varieties, as Tai Rosso, Garganega and Durella, always keeping an eye on the future and, meanwhile, mantaining a solid linkage with the tradition.
saturday 29 september
Italian wines in the world: Tenuta Montemagno's Mysterium Barbera d’Asti Superiore DOCG 2015
We have tasted for you Tenuta Montemagno's Mysterium Barbera d’Asti Superiore DOCG 2015
Year of production: 2015
Price: 11.90 euros
Annual production: 20,000 bottles
Aging: 12 months
Grapes: 100% Barbera
Tenuta Montemagno, the winery owned by the Barea family, which has had many intuitions and also a lot of courage, has many merits and values. They had the intuition not only to make wine, but also to create a splendid wine relais in a suggestive 16th century farmhouse in the heart of Monferrato. And from the oenological point of view the courage to invest also in those Piedmontese vines, considered, wrongly, minor, such as Barbera, Grignolino and Ruché.
It’s a winery with a strong personality like their Mysterium Barbera d'Asti, Superiore DOCG 2015, which we particularly appreciated for numerous reasons.
First of all because it does not want to be a "modern" red wine but it wants to reflect in an authentic way the main characteristics of this historic grape, which has fruitiness but also dryness and a certain austerity. The second reason is that there is a refinement in wood (1/3 barrique, 1/3 tonneaux and 1/3 large casks) that allows you to smooth the power of Barbera increasing its finesse and elegance giving correct balance to tannins.
Already to the color of striking with that intense red, purple, with purple reflections. The nose smells of sour cherry, almost in jam well balanced by spicy notes of black pepper, vanilla, but also evident balsamic scents, all within an elegantly woody texture. In the mouth the sensations are warm, wide, well balanced with a pleasant silky sensation, excellent persistence. We have paired it with a platter of cheeses and cured meats of the best Italian tradition, from the classic Parmigiano Reggiano to an exclusive Bitto della Valtellina, and also a splendid Coppa Piacentina and an exquisite Soppressa Vicentina. The result? Perfection.
Tenuta Montemagno arises on Monferrato hills, a Piedmont area highly suitable for vines. The vineyards facing south-west, the microclimate enjoyed by this area with its clayey calcareous soil, the process carried out entirely by hand and the technology used in production processes, contribute to the production of important wines, representing, at the same time, the Italian, the Piedmont and Monferrato excellences in the world. The estate is surrounded by 100 hectars, 20 of which dedicated to vine cultivation. Here grow the most famous Piedmont cru: Barbera d’Asti, produced by 50 yeas-old vines; Grignolino d’Asti, a red wine with a dry and tannic finish; Ruché di Castagnole Monferrato, one of the most ancient Piedmont vines, that grows in the estate area only; Malvasia di Casorzo, born by south south-west red grapes. Every Tenuta Montemagno bottle is created joining together the peculiarity of Monferrato ground, the brilliant intuitions of Tiziano Barea and the expertise of oenologist Gianfranco Cordero.
sunday 23 september
Italian wines in the world: Azienda Agricola Coali's Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG 2012 "I Coali"
We tasted for you Azienda Agricola Coali's Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG 2012 "I Coali"
Year of production: 2012
Annual production: 1900 bottles
Aging: 5 years in 20 hl barrels
Grapes: 60% corvina 10% corvinone 20% Rondinella 10% other typical grapes
The typically female idea of this “pink” Amarone (the winery Coali is managed by women for four-fifths), doesn’t want to impress showing the muscles, but wants to seduce playing with perfumes and elegance. According to us, the challenge can be met by this 2012 that, with its 16,5 degrees, five months of withering and five years of refinement in wood, shows an explosive fruit tone, a fineness to the nose and in the mouth that is very impressive. This "I Coali" is a complex one, it has a red intense ruby colour and the perfumes of mature fruit that veer on the spices and the chocolate in mouth, but without stunning the palate. To the tasting it is long and intense and the tannin doesn't cover, but it dries in a pleasant way. It is an Amarone that allows itself to drink inviting to take a second sip. The possible pairings are classical, from the game to the red meat, or even sea pairings, particularly with the shellfishes, but also not disdaining oven cookings on important sizes.
Our estate “Coali” is located in a small village in the hills of “San Giorgio Ingannapoltron”, in the area knows as “Valpolicella”, in Verona province, north-east Italy. The art of viticulture is a richness that the Savoia family passed on for three generations, farming the family owned property: 30 acres of which 15 are dedicated to vineyards. We are a very small winery and we produce only 22.000 bottles in a year. Our family follow personally each phase during the production and sale of the wine. . All the grapes come exclusively from our own vineyards with rigorous manual selection of clusters. In all phases we pay particular attention to enhance the typical characteristics of the grapes from our land: Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella and Molinara are grown and harvested with the greatest possible respect for the environment.
Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ripasso DOC Acinatico 2016 was awarded with the gold medal at Mondial des Vins extrêmes 2018
Il Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ripasso DOC Acinatico 2016 vince la medaglia d’oro
Intervista a Maurizio Broggi, Direttore dell'Italian Wine Scholar Education Program di Wine Scholar Guild