Valpolicella Classico DOC “Le Miniere” 2020 by Bertani
Beautiful, pure expression of Bertani’s Tenuta Novare Estate in Arbizzano di Negrar, from the Le Miniere vineyard, of two terraces covering a total of 4.01 hectares, situated above the Novare mine shaft.
Assemblage: Corvina 70%, corvinone 20%, rondinella 10%.
Winemaking: Grown on Eocene limestone with Late Cretaceous scaglia rossa rock, with an effective soil depth of about 1m, mainly made up of reddish clay. Following crushing and fermentation the wine is aged in concrete vats only (no oak) for 6-9 months, with at least a further 6 months in bottle before release.
Colour: Bright ruby-red.
Aroma: Fresh, with cherries and fruits of the forest marked by elegant overtones of white pepper.
Palate: Sapid, graceful, elegant and remarkably long.
Pairing: A clean, sophisticated wine that would go beautifully with charcuterie, cheese of middle-age and sauces and proteins of middle weight (poultry, rich mushrooms and so on).