This wine is made from select grapes of vines belonging to the winery, in the hillside area of Valpolicella Classica. Recioto is a historic Valpolicella wine, known through history under different names such as Retico during Roman domination and subsequently Acinatico during Lombard occupation. The vineyard is one hectare in size faces East.



Vineyard Notes

Soil: moraine clay and limestone.
Vine density: 3300 vines per hectare.
Vineyard age: 25 years.
Cultivation: Pergola System.
Pruning: 12/14 buds/plant.
Production: 6000 kg/hectare.
Grape varieties: 30% Corvina, 30% Corvinone, 30% Rondinella, 10% Rossignola, Oseleta, Negrara, Dindarella.

Winemaking Technique

Grape harvest: end of September, beginning of October.
Grapes drying in fruit storage structure: controlled humidity 4 months.
Soft pressing
Alcoholic fermentation and maceration: 30 days/temperature 15° C.
Natural sticking fermentation
Ageing: in Slavonian oak barrel for 2 years.
Bottling and bottle ageing: 6 months.

Description Of The Wine

Color: strong ruby red with notes of carnet. Clear and transparent.
Bouquet: notes of sweet fruit: raspberries, wild blackberries and blueberries combined with notes of Slavonia oak.
Flavor: elegant and strong structure, superbly balanced. The after taste confirms the notes in the bouquet. This wine has a long-lasting and persistent flavour.
Suited for ageing: it is a keeping wine.
Combinations: strong cheeses, fois gras, dry pastries, strawberry and other berries. Serve at: 15-16° C.

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Annata/Vintage 2018

Vini Buoni d’Italia Touring Club Italiano 2022 4 Stars
Vini Buoni d’Italia Touring Club Italiano 2022 91
Vini d’Italia Gambero Rosso 2022 2 Bicchieri
Bibenda 2022 4 Grappoli

Annata/Vintage 2015

Falstaff Nov. 2020 95
Le Guide de L’Espresso 2018 II best Recioto tasting
I Vini di Veronelli 2018 91 ***
Vini Buoni d’Italia Touring Club Italiano 2018 3 stars

Annata/Vintage 2011

Vini d’Italia Cernilli Doctorwine 91/100
I Vini di Veronelli 2017 Super 3 stelle 95/100
Vinous Oct. 3 2017 90/100
Perswijn 2017-4 17/20
Vini d’Italia Gambero Rosso 2017 2 bicchieri
Slow wine 2017 Mention
Bibenda 2017 4 grappoli

Annata/Vintage 2010 Feb 2015 90/100

Annata/Vintage 2007

Wine Spectator Dec 2014 90/100
Bibenda AIS 2014 4 Grappoli
I Vini D’Italia de l’Espresso 2014 16,5/20
Vini d’Italia Gambero Rosso 2014 2 bicchieri
I Vini di Veronelli 2014 91/100***
Guida Essenziale ai Vini d’Italia 2015 90/100

Annata/Vintage 2006

Wine Spectator 94/100
Gambero rosso 2012 2 bicchieri rossi
I Vini de l’Espresso 2012 16,5/20
I Vini di Veronelli 2012 90/100
Bibenda Ais 2012 3 grappoli

Annata/Vintage 2005 

Decanter World Wine Awards Bronze medal
I Vini de l’Espresso 2009 16,5/20
Gambero Rosso 2011 2 bicchieri
Duemilavini AIS 2009 3 grappoli

Annata/Vintage 2004 

IWC (International Wine Challenge) 2008 Silver medal
Decanter World Wine Awards 2008 Silver medal
Wine & Spirits Oct 2007 86/100
Bibenda Ais 2008 4 grappoli
Le Guide de l’Espresso 2008 17/20
Guida dei vini Italiani 2008  Luca Maroni 86/100

Annata/Vintage 2003

Wine & Spirits Oct 2007 91/100
I Vini di Veronelli 2006 88/100
Duemilavini AIS 2006 4 grappoli
Gambero Rosso 2006 2 bicchieri
I Vini de l’Espresso 2006 16,5/20
Vino frutto  Annuario dei migliori Vini Italiani 2006 Luca Maroni 88/100

Annata/Vintage 2001

I Vini di Veronelli 2005 88/100
Duemilavini AIS 2005 4 Grappoli
Gambero Rosso 2005 2 bicchieri
I Vini de l’Espresso 2005 16/20
Guida dei Vini Italiani 2005 Luca Maroni 81/100

Annata/Vintage 1981

IWC 1986 Trophy


The bond that unites the Valpolicella territory and wine production is ancient and has been documented by many ancient writers including Virgil, Pliny and Martialis. As far back as the fourth century A.D., Valpolicella was celebrated as a land of vineyards and wines by Cassiodorus, a minister of Theodoric, king of the Ostrogoths. Cassiodorus even described the special drying technique used in the production of Acinaticum, the predecessor of Recioto wine.

All other great wines from the denomination owe their existence to the Recioto.

The paper chosen for the label for this wine has an ancient feel. Visible are shrines that support an arch, typical of a fountain, and also the name of the vineyard from which in the past our ancestors picked grapes for this great wine.

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