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MELILOTO 2010
MELILOTO ®

Recioto della Valpolicella DOC 2010

TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Grape varieties: Corvina 65%, Rondinella 25%, Rondinella 10%
Vineyard area: The organically grown grapes were grown in estate’s own vineyards. The average density of these vineyards is between 3000 and 5000 vines/ha and are both guyot as well as classic pergola trained. The vines are planted on poor soils with a high rock content providing the ideal environment for the production of great, intense red wines
Yield: 70 tonnes/hectare. The average density of these vineyards is between 3000 and 5000 vines/ha.
Training system: guyot as well as classic pergola.
Harvest Date: The grapes for the Meliloto® were handpicked from the 10th to the 30th September.
Vinification: The grapes were handpicked in small cases and subsequently dried for 2 months. After the drying period the grapes were led in to stainless steel for the alcoholic fermentation. The process is a very slow one and the skins remain on the wine for a total of 40 days. During this period the wine also goes thought malolactic fermentation.
Elevage: After the lengthy, maceration time the wine is racked off and put back in to stainless steel where it remains on the fine lees for a natural stabilisation and clarification.
ANALYTICAL DATA
Alcohol content: 16%
Total acidity: 5,32 g/l
Sugars: 75,50 g/l
TASTING NOTE
Deep ruby red. Earthy and sweet, its bouquet is fresh with notes of chocolate and cherries steeped in alcohol. Great balance between sweetness and freshness, with complex and long finish.This Recioto is a fine dessert wine, witch can be enjoyed on its own, but also goes well with Gorgonzola and fine, hard aged cheeses.
Vintage
2010

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