Corvina, Molinara, Rondinella
Valpolicella Classico DOC San Zeno 2022 – Corte Alta
Ruby red with violet hints. Aromas of wild berries, cherries, and raspberries. On the palate, it presents a medium body and well-balanced acidity, with soft and elegant tannins. Notes of spices blend with hints of ripe fruit, leading to a pleasant and savoury aftertaste. A versatile and easy-to-drink wine that pairs well with various dishes, including appetisers, soups, pasta, red and white meats, as well as fresh and soft cheeses.
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Corte Alta, situated in Valpolicella Classica on Fumane’s hills in the Cavalo hamlet, stands 500 meters above sea level and comprises 10 hectares of vineyards growing traditional Corvina, Corvinone, and Rondinella grape varieties native to the region. This project was initiated in 2008 by the Accordini Family, driven by innovative ideas from Giacomo, Paolo, and Marco under the supervision of Daniele and Tiziano Accordini. Their pride lies in crafting two flagship wines: Amarone and Ripasso della Valpolicella, representing the essence of their winemaking tradition. The winery offers a splendid panoramic view, with the Lessini Mountains as an extraordinary backdrop and a south-facing terrace overlooking Verona, blending art, fine wines, and terroir.
It’s a renowned wine region located in northeastern Italy, in the province of Verona, Veneto region. It is famous for producing high-quality red wines, including Amarone, Ripasso, and Valpolicella Classico.
Amarone is one of Italy’s most prized and renowned wines. It is produced through a process of grape drying, where the bunches are left to dry on racks for several weeks.
Ripasso is another distinctive wine of the region. This wine is obtained by repassing Valpolicella wine over the leftover pomace of Amarone.
The Classico is slightly lighter and fresher than Amarone and Ripasso. It is primarily produced using the same indigenous grape varieties of the region, such as Corvina, Corvinone, and Rondinella, but it is less concentrated and has a more fruity and lively character.
The region offers a unique terroir favourable to grape cultivation. The vineyards are situated on sun-exposed hills, with calcareous and clayey soils that contribute to the wines’ distinctive characteristics.
Valpolicella wines are often paired with local cuisine, such as the traditional “pastissada de caval,” a horse meat stew, or with aged cheeses like Monte Veronese.
These wines have gained widespread international acclaim and continue to be highly appreciated by wine enthusiasts worldwide. Thanks to their balance, complexity, and structure, Valpolicella wines represent an excellent choice for those seeking refined and unforgettable wine experiences.