Bertani Valpolicella is a wine that is crafted with Corvina Veronese grapes from the Tenuta Novare vineyards in the heart of the Valpolicella Classica area. The Rondilla grapes are grown in the Valpantena vineyards, near the municipality of Grezzana.
Bertani’s traditional devotion to producing classically structured Verona wines is evident in every glass from this bottle. A slow and traditional ageing of a year in underground cellars creates the perfect balance between these two very traditional Italian grapes.
Region: Verona – Venetta
Soil: The soils are calcareous-marl in the east and calcareous-clay in the west, rich in iron. The vines are vertical-trellised and Guyot-trained, with a planting density of 5000 plants/ha.
There are two principal climactic zones in Venetta: the alpine region, characterised by cool summers and cold winters with frequent snowfalls, and the hill and plain areas where the climate is moderately continental. Logically these hills and plains are where most grapes are grown. Solid and consistent periodical rain, with just enough summer to create slow maturing grapes that are perfect for vinification.
Wine making / Ageing:
The harvest is done by hand during the last ten days of September. The best grapes are selected so that only the healthiest and ripest bunches used.
Traditional vinification methods are continued. The must is fermented in wide and shallow tanks, ideal for increasing contact between must and the skins therefore limiting the requirement for mechanical intervention.
Ageing is done in concrete vats lined with glass bricks in the underground part of the cellar for about one year. During this period, the wine completes its cycle reaching a perfect balance and roundness.
Tasting: This wine should be decanted. An intense red colour with purplish highlights in the right contrasting light. The nose has hints of redcurrants, plums, raspberries, sour cherries and cinnamon.
On the palate it is approachable, fresh and pleasant, thanks to a good balance between acidity, savoury notes and the richness of flavour.
Bertani Valpolicella is a medium-bodied wine that works well with both North Eastern Foods and Zhejiang Cuisine. Pairing with western food our recommendation would be mediteranean meat with pasta, grilled good, or rich poultry.