Tomo XIV Recioto della Valpolicella DOCG Classico - 2016
Valpolicella blend, local variety as Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, Oseleta and others. This wine is the fantastic combination of a fresh Valpolicella style and the bigger Amarone wines.
Società Agricola Eleva adventure begins in the 1989 with Franca Maculan. The winery was flourishing in the first years but due to illness, Franca could not keep up with the daily hard work that has to be carried through the vineyards. Eventually, she donated the winery to a charity association which handed out the winery to Raffaella Veroli, oenologist and member of the association working together with Davide Gaeta - her professor at the university. They both kept alive the dream of Franca to make an outstanding winery in the legendary Valpolicella area. The winery is located in the Classico sub-zone in the commune of Sant'Ambrogio di Valpolicella Loc. Conca d'Oro. The winery focuses on the production of classic wines based on the local varieties, such as Valpolicella Classico, Ripasso, Recioto and the iconic Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG.
Bright ruby-red with a good concentration. Intense ripe and overripe dark cherry and dark plum with hints of chocolate and licorice. Full body wine with a smooth palate and long finish.
The grapes are harvested in the middle of September, and they are left to dry for at least 120 days. Around January or February, the vinification starts in steel tank, and then the wine is matured in oak barrels of 25 hl for 36 months. The aging is completed in the bottle, staying at least 9 months.