Country: Italy Region: Veneto Vintage: 2015
Category: Red Wine Color: Red
Producer: Corte Giara
"Corte Giara is the negociant label of Allegrini. The wines are made by Allegrini from fruit bought in from outside their own vineyards. They have a similar stamp of quality that sets them apart from most of the Veronese wines produced at this level.
As you might expect from Allegrini, the Corte Giara Ripasso and Amarone offer outstanding typicity and quality. The Pinot Grigio is more classic than the Alpha Zeta, but with a similar appeal. The 2015 is particularly good."
Product Features: Vegan;Vegetarian
Product Allergens: Sulphites Label
Winemaker: Franco Allegrini
Vineyards are located on the hillsides of the Valpolicella production area at an altitude between 180-250 metres above sea level facing southeast. Soils here are clay and chalk. The vines are 27 years old on average, with a plant density of about 3,000 vines per hectare. There are 16 buds per vine.
The grapes were hand-harvested, de-stalked and then soft crushed. Fermentation took place in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks between 26-30°C over a period of 8-10 days with daily periodic pump overs. Malolactic fermentation occurred naturally. The wine was aged for three months in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks before being bottled.
Intense and inviting ruby red. Characteristic hints of cherries and pepper are followed by subtle herbal nuances. Dry and well-balanced, the traditional fresh acidity balances the soft fruitiness producing a supple, yet feisty wine.
Food Suggestion: Simple Mediterranean cuisine, especially pasta and seasonal soups; appetising entrées, including hot toasted 'bruschetta' with extra virgin olive oil, ham and sausages.
Closure: Natural Cork Acidity [g/l]: 5.37 ABV: 12.5%