Recioto della Valpolicella classico DOCG 2012
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|Perfume||Cocoa and spices|
|Taste||Remember all the hints of smell, the very long finish leaves the mouth satisfied|
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The Recioto della Valpolicella Classico DOCG Monte Gradela in 2012 won the gold medal of the Berliner Wein Trophy in 2018 (in the February edition): the largest and most important international wine tasting in Germany. All the wines presented are previously analyzed in a technical laboratory and then tasted by a jury of experts according to strict guidelines. The tasting lasts 4 days and it is on the last day that the coveted medals are awarded: Double Gold, Gold or Silver.
The huge quantity of wines presented makes the experts more and more difficult to make the right choice. A DWM Medal is a symbol of quality. A wine awarded to the BWT can only be a high quality product, rewarded by true connoisseurs.
The Recioto is the fulcrum of the history and tradition of Valpolicella. It is a red wine of great structure and good alcohol content, with sugar residues that make it sweet. Garnet-red in color, sometimes with orange-colored fingernails for long maturation. On the nose it has a characteristic scent of overcooked fruit and jam of black cherries and raspberries, small red fruits in alcohol, ginger, sweet with light cocoa, balanced harmonious spice. A full, warm, long and velvety taste, sweet with light hints of cocoa and spices, undoubtedly leaves the palate satisfied. It should be sipped at room temperature, never lower than the wine cellar, in very large crystal glasses. Very captivating wine, to drink outside meals that goes perfectly with dry desserts, with little cream or cream, like panettone, pandoro, pies and short pastry.
How is the Recioto della Valpolicella born?
It is a blend of Corvina Veronese, Rondinella and Molinara grapes. The vines are grown in soils with south-west exposure from 150 to 300 meters above sea level. The harvest takes place at the end of September, strictly by hand by specialized personnel, who subsequently re-select the bunches in the fruit bowl to obtain the perfect withering, giving the future wine the unique and unrepeatable characteristics that distinguish it. Of these cultivars only the sparse and ripe bunches (recie) are chosen. The name “Recioto” derives from the dialect word “recie” which has a rather significant Latin reference (recis = bunch). At one time, much more than in our days, the wings of the bunches were used (also called “recie”, ears, for their lateral position) or the tips of the bunches themselves. The vinification, according to the years, takes place from the end of January to the end of February with a roller crusher, operating a partial de-stemming, with a very long 40-day maceration. The aging in bottle instead lasts over 8 months.