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CORASCO – IGT delle Venezie

Description



This wine is made from grapes selected form the Venetian territories: Corvina variety grown on the Moraine hills in the heart of Valpolicella, Raboso variety grown in Oderzo (Treviso), and Refosco variety grown in Aquileia. This wine is made in a traditional Veronese manner: raisin-drying of the grapes. The effect is partial dehydration: the grapes, placed in crates for about one month, lose about 8-10 % of their weight. This water loss naturally enriches the sugar contents of the grapes, their dry extract, and the colour of the wine. Pre-fermentation aromas are formed during drying. these subsequently blend with fermentation aromas and, above all, with tertiary aromas coming from aging the wine in wooden barrels.

Vineyard Notes

Soil: mainly calcareous sediments on clayey ground.
Vine density: 4000 vines per hectare.
Vineyard age: 15 years.
Cultivation: Guyot.
Pruning: 12/14 buds/plant.
Production: 9000 kg/hectare.
Grape varieties: 70% Corvina, 25% Refosco, 5% Raboso.

Winemaking Technique

Grape harvest: beginning of October (the various varieties are harvested separately).
Grapes drying in fruit storage structure: 1 month.
Crushing: the various varieties are separately vinified.
Alcoholic fermentation and maceration: 14 days/temperature 28° C.
Malolactic fermentation
Ageing: in Slavonia oak barrels for 1,5 years.
Bottling and bottle ageing: 6 months.

Description Of The Wine

Color: strong ruby red, with high intensity. Clear and transparent.
Bouquet: intense and elegant: ripe fruit aroma (currants, black cherries) with the vanilla and tobacco of Slavonian oak.
Flavor: good body, good structure, lively acidity and alcohol content well balanced with tannins. The after taste confirms the notes in the bouquet. A complex and elegant wine.
Suited for ageing: 7/10 years
Combinations: very versatile wine, can be enjoyed throughout the meal, perfect from pasta to cheeses.
Serve at: 16-18° C

Chemical Analysis

Alcohol (% in vol.): 15,5
Reducing Sugar (g/l): 2,4
Total Acidity (g/l): 6,4
Net Dry Extract (g/l): 35
Total Phenols (mg/l): 2080

Bottle Size

750 ml