Corvina is used with several other grapes to create the red regional wines of the Veneto, including Valpolicella, Ripasso, Amarome and Recioto. Traditionally it is blended with Corvinone, Rondinella and Molinara to which Corvina adds structure as well as cherry and almond aromas. The small berries of Corvina are low in tannins and color extract but have thick skins that are ideal for drying and protecting the grape from rot during the appassimento (dryng) process.
Comprised of 100% Corvina, the primary varietal in wines such as Valpolicella Classico and Amarone della Valpolicella. Unlike these traditional wines, however, Campo Tordi is fermented in temperature controlled, stainless steel tanks as opposed to neutral Slavonian oak barrels. The result is a fresher more fruit driven expression of the Corvina grape. Look for notes of bright, red cherry fruit with a subtle bitter almond on the finish. Light tannins, balanced acidity. 12.7% alc
Medium ruby; intensely aromatic nose with strawberry, dried cherry, currants and hints of leather, autumn leaves and asian spice; dry, medium-bodied with classic ripasso flavours, a ripe, round palate and some wood tannins bringing complexity to the long and satisfying finish. 13.8% alc
All Amarone is the result of drying the grapes for 3 to 5 months prior to pressing. Capitel de Roari is Righetti’s premium amarone, coming from the best grape selection, and receiving delicate oak treatment.
This is Luigi Righetti’s premium Ripasso, which is a selection of the best Valpolicella which is then macerated for 14 days on the skins from the Amarone. The sugars in the Amarone skins trigger a second fermentation, boosting the alcohol a bit and contributing some some rich, dried fruit flavours to the finished wine. It is then aged in small oak barrels for smoothness and adding notes of vanilla and spice.
Valpolicella is the quintessential pizza and pasta wine, grown in the Veneto region of Italy, just north of Verona. Aromatic wine with cherries and a hint of almond. Lighter-bodied and predominantly fruity, it shows unusually good fruit concentration for Valpolicella, with lovely cherry fruit flavours, violets and a hint of white pepper.
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