THE TERRE DI LEONE WINES DEDICATUM SUPERIORE RIPASSO AMARONE RE PAZZO (MAD KING)
 
 
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CLASSIFICATION: ROSSO VERONESE IGT (Red, Product of Geographical Indication made in the area of Verona)
TOTAL PRODUCTION AREA: 7HA of vineyard
VINEYARD LOCATION: The vineyards are located close to the villages of Marano di Valpolicella and Fumane within the Valpolicella Classico appellation at an elevation of 420m on slopes with southern or southeasterly exposure
SOILS: The soils have no artificial irrigation system. They are predominantly made of volcanic basalt tuff with some chalky deposits and are terraced with dry-stone walls, a common sight in the Valpolicella area.
GRAPE VARIETIES: The blend used to make Dedicatum changes every year but can include approx. 14 different grape varieties that are recommended and authorized by the production regulations in force.
YIELD PER HECTARE: 35 hl/hectare
HARVESTING AND DRYING: The grapes are harvested manually and are placed in crates holding up to 5kg of fruit. They are then stored in the "fruttaio" or fruit-drying loft for 80 days thus reducing the water content and increasing the concentration of flavours and aromas.
WINE MAKING: The dried grapes are destemmed, not pressed, and are worked using gravity. They undergo cold maceration in steel tanks for approx. 8 days before temperature-controlled fermentation.
AGING: The wines are aged in 2,25hl. French oak barrique and 5hl. French oak tonneaux for about 18 months. After bottling, the wine is aged in the cellar at a constant temperature for at least 18 months.
SERVING TERMPERATURE: 14-16°C.
TASTING NOTES: Ruby red in colour. Intense aromas with interesting spicy notes imparted from the oak casks during maturation. Soft on the palate with substantial tannins.

 

THE STORY BEHIND THE LABEL:

This is a story about youth and how I feel close to the creation of life when I see the vines starting to bud each spring. I marvel at how they take on life, year after year. Dedicatum represents this for me and is so much more. It is the COMMITMENT to remember and thank those who, in their own way, each year helped, supported and encouraged us to construct the Terra di Leone winery.


Chiara

THE VINTAGES:
2006
2007
 
 
Terre di Leone s.r.l. - Marano di Valpolicella (Verona) - Tel. 0039 045 6895040 - Fax 0039 045 6801949
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