Recioto Le Calcarole
Wine name:Recioto Le Calcarole
Appellation:RECIOTO DELLA VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO DOCG
Zone:Negrar (province of Verona)
Vineyard extension (hectares):1
Blend:75% Corvina and Corvinone 20% Rondinella 5% Molinara
Vineyard age (year of planting):Corvina and Corvinone 1960,1985 Rondinella 1960,1985
Exposure:South-West (315 mts above sea level)
Colour:Intense ruby red
Nose:Red berries and spices
Flavour:Round, warm, enveloping with typical slightly bitter aftertaste due to the soil type, very persistent ending
Serving temperature (°C):16
Match with:Spicy cheese, simple desserts, also suitable to be served on its own at the end of the meal, black chocolate
Average no. bottles/year:5,000
Grape yield per hectare tons:8
Vinification and ageing
The clusters are dried naturally and pressed at the end of February following the harvest, maceration with the skins and fermentation in temperature controlled steel vats for 14 days, the wine matures in French oak barriques (part old part new) for 24 months. Finishing in the bottle for 6 months.
Address:Fraz. Sanperetto- Via Crosetta 8 37024 Negrar VR
Owner:Roberto, Stefano and Antonio Mazzi
Year of establishment:1960
Total annual production:50000
Total vineyard extension (hectares):6
Planted varietals and extension (hectares):0.14ha Cabernet sauvignon 4.9ha Corvina and Corvinone 0.35ha Molinara 0.07ha Nebbiolo 1.4ha Rondinella 0.14ha Sangiovese
Vine training system:
Cultivation method in the vineyard:grass is left on the aisles between the rows of vines
Type of viticulture:integrated/sustainable
Harvest period:the grapes to be dried are picked on the 20th of September, the others at the beginning of October
This estate is located on the hills of Negrar, one of the five municipalities of the historical area for the production of Valpolicella and Amarone wines within the province of Verona.
The Mazzi family has a long tradition in viticulture and wine making (wine was produced here since the early 1900s) and in 1960 Roberto Mazzi, a trained agronomist, started bottling the wines of the vineyards standing on the hills of Calcarole, Castel, Poiega and Villa. The estate was initially called “Sanperetto” after the district where the farmstead was built in the 1800s.
The two sons of Roberto, Antonio and Stefano, are now at the helm and continue the tradition of making excellent Valpolicella Classico, Amarone and Recioto della Valpolicella.
The vineyards extension is 7 hectares, all within the Negrar valley and within the Valpolicella Classica zone, and it is divided into five vineyards, which are among the best crus of the appellation. The exposure is south-west, and the grape varieties are the traditional ones: 70% of the vines are Corvina and Corvinone, 20% are Rondinella and 10% are Molinara. The vine training system is guyot and the age of the vines varies from 10 to 35 years. Natural viticulture has always been pursued and grass is left on the aisles between the rows of vines.
The wines of the Mazzi family reflect the best characteristics of this wonderful terroir, finesse and fruit are enhanced rather than structure, they are extremely pleasant and drinkable even after many years.
Since the end of the 1980s, Roberto together with his wife Fiorella, has been dedicating himself to cooking, a great passion of his. If you are in the Valpolicella stop at the family’s “eno-agriturismo” and experience a wonderful dinner, with a delightful family and with lovely wines!
2011 vintage: I Vini di Veronelli 2015: super tre stelle