"The La Grola vineyard represents, in conjunction with an ancient legend that traces birth of the Corvina varietal precisely to this magnificent hill, the ideal location for 'wine-making', and has always stood as a symbol of the Valpolicella Classico zone."
a full-bodied, intense and elegant wine. Deep ruby red in colour, it has a wide and embracing bouquet with scents of wild berries and juniper, tobacco and coffee essence. Made from Corvina Veronese, Oseleta and Syrah grapes grown in La Grola, one of the most prestigious vineyards in the Valpolicella Classico area in terms both of history and position.
it makes a perfect pairing with red meat, especially lamb. It is also delicious with stewed or grilled mushrooms and with mild, aged cheeses. Serve at 16-18°C (61-64°F) and open the bottle one hour prior to consumption. This wine can age for 10-12 years.
Vinification and ageing.
Harvest: second half of September.
Vinification: de-stemmed and crushed.
Fermentation: in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks.
Fermentation temperature: 20-28°C (68-82°F).
Length of fermentation: about 15 days.
Malolactic fermentation: naturally, in October, in barriques.
Ageing: 16 months in oak, then blended together for 2 months followed by 10 months of bottle-ageing.