Historically it was used by the grapes grower to dry their best grapes. From this old tradition part of the grapes are naturally dried, resulting in a great smoothness with liquorice notes.
Tasting Characteristics: deep ruby colour, intense scents of ripe fruit, prunes, violet, with ethereal and spicy notes; full body, very important structure, with layers of silky tannins and a complex bouquet.
Grapes: 20% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Carmenere, 20% Refosco, 20% Marzemino.
Production Area: Marzemino grapes are grown in the ColvendrameÒ estate in Refrontolo, in the hills between Conegliano e Valdobbiadene, north of Venice. Refosco, Carmenere, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are grown in the Le Ronche estate, located in Fossalta di Piave.
Vineyard Management: to obtain a perfect ripening of the grapes, beyond the normal vineyard management, we carry out summer pruning and careful leaf thinning. Furthermore, the yield is kept very low in order to raise the qualitative features and the concentration of the berries.
Serving Temperature: 16-18°C.
Food Matching: excellent with stuffed fresh pasta, grilled meat and salami.
Storage: in a cool and dark place, keeping the bottle in a horizontal position. Its structure and complexity enable the wine to improve during maturation in the bottle, which can last up to 15 years, reaching the top after 10 years from the vintage.
It goes well with cold appetizers and fish dishes.
In our restaurant “Valentino” you have the opportunity to taste this wine in an authentic wine cellar with gastronomic accompaniment in the presence of our sommeliers: Vladislav Yaloza or Oleg Kurako.