Valpolicella Superiore Case Vecie derives from the vinification of fresh grapes, mainly Corvina and Corvinone. It borrows its name from the homonymous vineyard located in Grezzana – Valpantena, where the ripening of the grapes is subject to significant temperature variations between day and night: a climatic characteristic that gives the wine a particular spiciness on the nose and a completely unique polyphenolic profile. On the palate, acidity denotes an important structure, thanks to the rigorous selection of the grapes and to the winemaking techniques employed to extract only the noblest components from the skin. A wine which is capable of combining body, structure and excellent drinkability, revealing its sensorial complexity due to the slow ripening of the grapes.
Grape variety: Corvina 39%, Corvinone 30%, Rondinella 31%
Vineyard: Grezzana – Case Vecie (450 mt/a.s.l., south-easterly exposition)
Training system: Guyot
Planted area: 9 ha – 4,000 vines/ha
Year of planting: 1996/2009
Harvest: Grapes are hand-harvested during the first half of October.
Winemaking: The grapes are selected in the vineyard and placed in 200kg-crates. During fermentation, the wine is always in contact with the grape skins. It is pumped over twice a day with a delestage half way through fermentation, favouring colour extraction. During fermentation temperature is kept between 22°-24° to preserve its fresh and delicate aromas.
Aging: 8 months – 1 year in large wooden barrels
Dry extract: 30.2
Sugar residue: 2.4
Alcohol content: 13.5%
Tasting notes: Brilliant ruby with hints of cherry, balsamic notes of vanilla and spices. Soft taste and good structure. It is a full-bodied wine with a balanced alcoholic content.