"Adone" Recioto D.O.C.G della Valpolicella 2013 Piccoli
Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita
Production: 2.000 bottles individually numbered and only produced in the best vintages.
Type: Sweet Red
Grape varieties: Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, Oseleta and Croatina, only own grapes, hand selected from Cru Monte La Parte.
Soil type: calcareous, tuffeau
Service temperature: 16°C
Vinification: The fully matured grapes are selected and harvested in small crates of 4/5 kg. The grapes are then left in fruttaio (drying room) for over four months resulting of a weight loss up to 50%. The vinification is carried out in stainless steel tank with daily “remontage”. The spontaneous fermentation can last up to three months and is stopped naturally. Aging: The wine is refined in 5hl French oak barrels for at least 3 years and bottled without filtration. Spend and extra year in bottle before being released.
Food pairings: Full bodied sweet wine. Perfect match to pastries (cantucci, sbrisolona) or Panettone. Could also accompany Blue cheese or bittersweet chocolate. Often referred as meditation wine.
Colour: Red ruby colour with violet reflections.
Bouquet: Nose reveals notes of ripe fruit such as black cherry, raspberry and plum, with hints of spices. Palate|Full-bodied, round and elegant sweetness. Good balance between acidity and tannins. An ever presence of Morello cherries in every taste culminate in a dense, fruity and persistent finale
Alcohol:13.5% vol., Residual sugar:160.0 g/l, Total acidity:5.70 g/l, pH:3.42, Dry extract:33.0g/l.
Piccoli: Nature and Passion...to excite
Azienda Piccoli, is located on Monte La Parte, a beautiful hill of tuffaceous and calcareous soils in Parona di Valpolicella, a few minutes from the historic center of Verona. It was born as a meeting place between art and nature, with the philosophy of telling the hilly territory to which it belongs, as an interpretation and expression of Valpolicella. Is spread over 15 hectars dedicated entirely to the cultivation of grapes and olives. The vineyards pruning systems are guyot and pergola veronese.
The vines are at 260 meters above sea level and, due to windy climate and excellent sun exposure, produce high quality grapes devoted to make structured, complex, elegant and fruity wines. An excellent production of about 40.000 bottles in total, that wants to emerge for the high quality, the result of tradition and innovation. The common target of all the wines is the research of the best grapes to get, in every sip, the landscape of origin and the most beautiful emotion.