Valpolicella Classico Superiore 2018-06-29T15:31:12+00:00
Valpolicella Classico Superiore Doc
Valpolicella Classico Superiore Doc

 Valpolicella Classico Superiore
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our valpolicella superiore is produced entirely from native Veronese Corvina, Corvinone, and Rondinella varietals in low-yield vineyards at our historic estate in Arbizzano di Negrar, Verona. After a long maceration and fermentation, the wine is aged for at least 14 months in traditional large oak barrels, followed by a short refinement in the bottle. 

Vivid ruby red in color, with intense aromas of blueberry, hints of cherry, licorice and lingering accents of cinnamon and pepper. On the palate, soft and warm structured tannins are balanced with nice acidity, long finish and fruity sensations.

classification
Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore
Denominazione di Origine Controllata

philosphy
 This Valpolicella is obtained with the use of traditional vinification techniques that give a unique and recognizable character. It represents the full expression of the Veronese wine growing and enological traditions in accordance with the more than a century-old family tradition. 

type of soil
 Located on clay hills and calcareous layers 

varietal
 Corvina 75%, Rondinella 10%, Corvinone 15% 

harvest period
End of September

training
 Guyot – 5600 vines per hectare 

years planted
1991/1993

harvest, vinification and aging
 Around the middle of October and following the Amarone harvest, the grape clusters are hand-selected at our Arbizzano di Negrar estate, in the heart of the Valpolicella Classica zone. The grapes are crushed, cold-pressed and left to ferment for 25-30 days at a controlled temperature with daily punch downs. When fermentation is complete, the wine is transferred to oak barrels where malolactic fermentation takes place. After a period of 12 months of refining, the wine is then bottled.

Tenuta Santa Maria di Gaetano Bertani 13.5% vol.
serving temperature 15°-18° C
best with Risottos, pastas, meat, game and poultry 

The Wines of the Bertani Family

Combining traditional methods, advanced technology, and experience passed down through generations of family tradition, we produce wines that are the full expression of our land.