Rosso Veronese IGT BIO “Rude” by Corte Bravi
Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, just two grapes. Small production and a desire to take up the challenge of these varieties that people call “international”. A brief period of drying to make them even more ours, and that’s it… A red wine that is naturally tough, forthright, candid, “RUDE” (“gruff” in Italian)…
Vineyards: Family-owned; cultivated in the “pergola veronese”, using organic methods.
Production Zone: The village of Gargagnago, Sant’Ambrogio di Valpolicella (Verona).
Type Of Soil: Mainly limestone.
Grapes: 50% cabernet Sauvignon and 50% Merlot.
Vinification And Maturation: Hand-picked red grapes, the Merlot is left to dry for a month in boxes until the Cabernet has fully matured. Once pressed together they are cold macerated, and then spontaneously start fermentation with indigenous yeasts. A second, warm maceration then takes place. The wine rests for two years in American oak barrels, before being bottled without filtration. It then carries on maturing in bottle.
Fermentations: Spontaneous with Indigenous yeasts.
Total Sulphites In Bottle: Less than 30 mg/l.
Alcohol: 14,5% vol.
Serving Suggestions: It goes well with main courses, such as the Veneto’s traditional boiled meats. Ideal with cold cuts and mature cheeses.
Serving Temperature: 18° C (64°F)
Tasting Note: A deep ruby red in colour, with dark purple highlights. The nose displays aromas of plums, spices and white chocolate. On the palate, the tannins emerge along with spiciness from the oak, which enhance the notes of prunes and liquorice-like tones.