Recioto della Valpolicella DOCG Classico “Le Novaje” by Novaia
Origin: From our vineyard “Le Novaje” located in Novaia, in Marano di Valpolicella (in the province of Verona). A hilly vineyard (320 m a.s.l.) in Valpolicella Classica, mainly exposed to south/south-east, with a marly soil interspersed with thin layers of clay and limestone.
Vinification: Destemming and soft crushing of grapes during winter. Fermentation at low temperature (max. 15°C) in small stainless steel tanks for 40-50 days, 10 of which of cold pre-fermentative maceration on grape marcs. Daily pumpings by delestage/ ”Ganimede technique”; fermentation is stopped by repeated pourings and “Cold technology”. Malolactic fermentation in wood until completion. Batonage on own yeasts in barriques.
Aging: 12 months in wooden barrels; 6 months in bottle.
Ageing and Conservation Capacity: If stored properly, it can enhance all its features in the 6/7 years following the harvest. It is recommended to store bottles horizontally in a cool and dark place with constant humidity and temperature.
Sensory Profile: Deep garnet red colour with purplish hues. Intense perfume, fruity when young, with hints of red fruit and underwood, violet, iris, spices, coffee and bitter chocolate. Good alcoholic taste, wonderful structure, with sugar residues giving a sweet, velvety, warm and extremely intense taste. Very long aromatic persistence with evident hints of jam and vanilla.