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Recioto della Valpolicella DOC
Argille Bianche Recioto della Valpolicella
Department: Wine |
Region: Veneto |
Producer: Tenuta Sant'Antonio
Appellation: Recioto della Valpolicella DOC | Vintage: 2006 | Wine Type: Dessert | Quantity per Unit: 37,5 cl
A genuine tribute to the most renowned and representative of the Valpolicella wines, to its history and its ability to uphold its reputation as an intriguing and modern wine albeit respectful of its best tradition. Recioto della Valpolicella Argille Bianche is made from Corvina grossa and Corvina gentile grapes (50%), Rondinella (35%), Croatina and other minor varieties (15%) grown in the company's vineyards located at 300 metres above sea level. The vineyards have a 15% gradient, varied exposure with limestone and little volcanic clay in the soil. The vintage operations are conducted strictly by hand with the grapes being picked and placed in small crates in the second and third ten day periods in September and in the first ten days in October. The grapes are left to dry in controlled conditions for four to five months in spacious and naturally ventilated rooms. Argille Bianche Recioto della Valpolicella is refined for a three year period in 350-500 litre Slavonia oak barrels. Serve between 15 and 18ºC. Recioto della Valpolicella Argille Bianche combines perfectly with dry and non creamy pastry as well as seasoned tasty cheeses. It is an excellent meditation wine for after dinner relaxation and socialising among friends.