THE TERRE DI LEONE WINES DEDICATUM SUPERIORE RIPASSO AMARONE RE PAZZO (MAD KING)
 
 
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DESIGNATION OF ORIGIN: Valpolicella classico D.O.C. Superiore
VINYARDS USED FOR ORIGIN: 10Ha
LOCATION OF THE VINEYARDS: The vineyards are situated around the villages of Marano di Valpolicella and Fumane, within the Valpolicella Classica designation of origin. They have southern and south-easterly exposure to the sun and an elevation of 320m
SOILS: Soils are not artificially irrigated and are predominantly made of chalky deposits with dry-stone wall terracing.
VARIETALS: Corvina 40%, Corvinone 20%, Rondinella 25%, Molinara 10%, Oseleta 5%.
YEILD PER HECTARE: 44 hl/hectare
HARVESTING AND DRYING: The grapes are harvested manually, late on in the season, and placed in 5kg capacity plastic crates after which they are taken to the fruit drying loft where they are dried for approx. 100 days.
WINE-MAKING: The grapes are crushed by gravity alone. The must is left to macerate at low temperatures for 7 to 9 days in steel vats before fermentation is begins at a controlled temperature.
MATURATION: In French oak tonneaux and 25hl barrels for 16 months and then in bottle for 6 months.
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 14-16°C.
TASTING NOTES: Ruby red in colour. Aromas typical of these varietals of cherries and red fruits with delicate hints of spices which are derived from the maturation in wood. Soft and pleasant on the palate with substantial tannins.

 

THE STORY BEHIND THE LABEL:

There are a few things that I’ve understood since I started living this dream and I really wanted one of them in particular to take its own form. I wanted a bold image capable of expressing the human effort needed when constructing the dry-stone walls which make this region unique and when cultivating and attending to the vines in an endeavor to ‘manage’ nature as it runs its course. All this for us is TRADITION.

Chiara


THE VINTAGES:
2006
2007
 
 
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