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Azienda Agricola Tezza Valpolicella DOC Valpolicella

Corte Majoli, DOC Valpolicella 2015

Quick Overview

Selected grapes from the Valpolicella hills yield this cherry and damson scented wine with characteristic bitter-almond nuances, which make this a great wine to drink with food, particularly richly flavoured or spicy dishes. 6 months conditioning in tank and 2 months in bottle prior to release.

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Further Details

Made from selected grapes from the Valpolicella hills, this cherry-and-damson scented wine is light and fruity, with barely-there tannins and a clean, fresh finish.

Beautiful option for warmer summer evenings.

PRESS
Blake Creedon, Irish Examiner (January 2012) - 'You wouldn’t normally expect much of a Valpolicella unless it were at least a superiore, but here’s a basic level one that’s head and shoulders ahead of its peers: lovely cherry and vanilla on the nose and lipsmackingly tart and savoury on the palate.'

The Tezza family's 25-hectare estate is just outside the historic heart of Valpolicella in the sheltered microclimate of the Valpantena valley. Their cantina is an intriguing mix of modern and traditional, with ancient cement cisterns alongside gleaming steel vats and giant oak casks. Some of the vines are planted in the classic pergola method, where the grapes hang high, protected from both sun and humidity, while the rest have been converted to the much lower French guyot system, which is tantamount to heresy for old-fashioned winemakers. The three Tezza brothers began their winery in 1965, and now it is run by their three sons, Flavio, Vanio and Federico. Vanio says: "We are against the present trend of a dolcevalpolicella and amarone, which many winemakers seem to think the market wants, and we prefer to produce wines to our own principles, with plenty of tannin to age well, and drier." Don't miss their intense 2009 Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso, and the 2003 Amarone is worth splashing out on.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2013/apr/04/italy-valpolicella-verona-wine-route

Additional Information

Vintage 2015
Grape variety 60% Corvina Veronese, 20% Corvinone,20% Rondinella
ABV 12.50%
Technical Sheet Download supplier's pdf here

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