First year of production: 1998
Vineyard: Corvina 55% Corvinone20%, Rondinella10%, Oseleta15%
Geographical Location: Veneto – Italy Northeast of Verona, in the hill that divides Montorio from the Valle d’Illasi
Extension: 37 hectares of new shoulder pad
Plant date: 1960 to 2007
Composition of the soil: Limestone with prevalence of iron red clay in the vineyards The Perlar and Palazzina, medium tufa clay dough in the Mount of the Dragon
Strains per hectare: 5500 to shoulder.
Harvest: September 3 to September 29.
Yield per plant: 0.5/1 kg.
Climate trend: Cold and dry winter. High temperatures arrive in March
moving the shoots well in advance, the flowering already begins
mid-May. Heavy rains at the beginning of summer, which maintain
low productivity. Hot and dry summer, almost no precipitation.
Early harvest start at the end of August and excellent harvest
until the end of September. Great vintage.
Winemaking technique: Only the best grapes of the best vintages are destined for this wine; the withering is extended to 150 days, then the grapes are gently pinched and fermented in open tonneau for about 2 months. A soft pressing is made and then the wine is placed in new tonneau where it matures for 2 years. After bottling, the wine refines in the bottle for a further year.
Alcohol: 14.9% vol
Total acidity: 7.60 gr/l
Sugar residue: 98g/l