Valpolicella Classico Superiore DOC Menini old Style
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- Valpolicella Classico Superiore is the Rosso di Verona
- A wine of medium structure but capable of aging
- It can accompany second courses based on meat and be unobtrusive with less intense dishes
Valpolicella is produced from native varieties from the territory. The grapes are mainly Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella and other native varieties. Corvina is the most important variety among the grapes of Valpolicella wine, thanks to its technological characteristics in the vinification phase and phenolic properties, thus giving structure and body to Valpolicella wine. The grapes at the harvest have an average sugar level and a variable acidity due to the climatic trend of the harvest season. If Rondinella is particularly important for the shades of color it manages to ensure for wine, Corvina and Corvinone, rich in polyphenols and tannins, express the best from the point of view of structure.
Wines of the controlled designation of origin “Valpolicella” must be obtained from the grapes produced by the vineyards having, within the company, the following ampelographic composition:
Corvina Veronese (Cruina or Corvina) from 45% to 95%; however, the presence of Corvinone up to a maximum of 50% is allowed in this context, replacing an equal percentage of Corvina; Rondinella from 5% to 30%; grapes from non-aromatic red grape varieties, recommended and authorized for the province of Verona, up to a maximum of 15% total, can contribute to the production, up to a limit of 10% for each individual vine used.
The maximum yield of grapes permitted for the production of wines with a controlled designation of origin “Valpolicella” must not exceed 120 quintals per hectare of vineyard in specialized cultivation.
Valpolicella wine is obtained from the vinification of these grapes. Its essential characteristics are: moderate alcoholity, medium-high total acidity with frequent presence of malic acid, dissolved structure, sliding to the drink, modest tannicity, lively color with garnet reflections, organoleptically fragrant with floral and black cherry scents with characteristics of fragrance and freshness.
Valpolicella classico: the use of the specification “classic” in addition to the denomination of controlled origin “valpolicella” is reserved for the product of the oldest and vinified original area in the same area that includes the 5 municipalities of Sant’Ambrogio di Valpolicella, Fumane, San Pietro in Cariano, Marano and Negrar.