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Valpolicella Classico 2018

Valpolicella Classico, Villa Scriani, Veneto,

Light velvety red, with crushed red cherry fruit flavours.

Serving Suggestion

Good served lightly chilled. Matches well with cured meats, pork, chicken and tomato based dishes.

Vintage 2018
Unit Size 75
Case Size 6
Alcoholic Percentage 12.5
Country Italy

Tasting Notes

Based in the heart of Valpolicella in Fumane, Scriani are positioned in the best area for growing high quality grapes. Scriani is a winery owned by the Cottini family. By using higher density vine plantings and guyot training the vines, higher quality fruit is produced in contrast to the traditional pergola training system used extensively in the region, which concentrates more on grape yield than quality. This Valpolicella is made from 60% Corvina grapes with the addition of Molinara and Oseleta. Its pure vibrant red cherry fruit flavours are delicious, and the wine’s character is light with lovely acidity. Good served lightly chilled on a hot day.

Wine Making Notes

Fermentation in stainless steel on the grape skins for a brief period following by ageing in tank and bottling the following summer.

About the Producer

The Cottini family have associated the long tradition in the art of wine-making with the Scriani trademark, handing down from father to son. The firm is in Fumane and has vineyards covering approximately 8 hectares, mostly cultivated using the traditional Veronese trellis method. Some of the more recently planted vineyards, such as `Ronchiel`, use the Guyot system, an advantage where grape quality is concerned. Amarone is the leading Scriani product, aged eighteen months in barrique, eight months in large oak-wood casks and then refined a further six months in the bottle. Many tasks such as pruning the vines and harvesting the fruit are carried out by hand, according to the concepts of the best and most founded winemaking tradition.

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Sulphites Yes
Milk No
Egg No
Fish No
Nuts No
Cereals No
Suitable For Vegetarians Yes
Suitable For Vegans Yes
Peanuts No
Soy beans No
Celery No
Sesame No
Molluscs No