Tenuta Santa Maria Valpolicella Classico Superiore
Grape Varietal: Corvina 75%, Rondinella 10%, Corvinone 15%
Vineyard: Arbizzano di Negrar, Verona
Vine Age: 27 years
Soil: Clay hills and calcareous layers
Training System: Guyot
Harvest: End of September
Fermentation: The grapes are crushed, cold-pressed and left to ferment for 25-30 days at a controlled temperature with daily punch downs
Aging: When fermentation is complete, the wine is transferred to oak barrels where malolactic fermentation takes place. After a period of 12 months of refining, the wine is then bottled.
Alcohol content: 13.5% alcohol by volume
Tasting Notes: Vivid ruby red in color, with intense aromas of blueberry, hints of cherry, licorice and lingering accents of cinnamon and pepper. On the palate, soft and warm structured tannins are balanced with nice acidity, long finish and fruity sensations.
Formats Available: 750 ml
Current Vintage: 2016