2014 LENOTTI VALPOLICELLA CLASSICOCantine Lenotti
Producer: Cantine Lenotti
Grape: Corvina (60%), Rondinella (35%), Molinara (5%)
Zone: DOC of Valpolicella Classico
Stepping into Lenotti’s small tasting room in Bardolino, on the Western shores of Lake Garda, it doesn’t take long to begin to appreciate the hospitality that this family has coursing through their veins. They are also fiercely proud of their district and the wines it produces, mainly the corvina-based reds of Bardolino and Valpolicella. But, never one to rest on the attributes of this little sandy, loamy pocket of Italy, Giancarlo Lenotti saw plenty of potential in the other Northern Italian varieties and even some international grapes with a propensity for solid yields as well as awesome aromatics.
Tasting note: From the famous Valpolicella, Lenotti makes a great version of this mid-weight red with its characters of cherry and spice. A red for simple uses which also steps up for heavier work. The unique fresh and light tannins mean it can be chilled, offering great versatility.
Growing System: Traditional with pergola and espalier
Soil Composition: Calcareous and Argillaceous grounds of glacial and alluvial origin
Soft pressing, fermentation for 6-7 days at controlled temperature (20-22°C). Preservation in thermoconditioned inox tanks, cold bottling in sterile bottling line.
Alcohol (%): 13%
Total Acidity (g/L): 5.50
Sugar (g/L): 6.70