Wine Detail

Rosso Provincia di Verona

Wine name:Rosso Provincia di Verona

Appellation:Provincia di Verona IGT

Zone:Marcellise (province of Verona)

Blend:45% Corvina 30% Merlot 25% Rondinella

Vineyard age (year of planting):Corvina 2000 Merlot 2000 Rondinella 2000

Soil Type:rocky, volcanic

Exposure:South-east

Altitude:390 meters above sea level

Colour:intense garnet red

Nose:Spices, cherry, hard black cherry

Serving temperature (°C):16

Match with:meat dishes, game, cured meats, cheese

Average no. bottles/year:20,000

Grape yield per hectare tons:6.5

Vinification and ageing

The fermented wine of Corvina and Rondinella are racked onto dried Merlot grapes (used exclusively for this wine) following the  "ripasso" technique. The wine then matures for 12 months in second and third use barriques and in large oak casks of a capacity of 20 Hectolitres. 

Wine Producer

TORRE D'ORTI

Website:http://www.torredorti.com/

Address:Via Salvo d'Acquisto 37036 Marcellise Verona

Owner:Luciano and Franco Piona

Year of establishment:2000

Total annual production:71500

Total vineyard extension (hectares):10.61

Planted varietals and extension (hectares):10.61ha Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, Oseleta

Vine training system:
Cordon spur
Guyot

Cultivation method in the vineyard:grass is left on the aisles between the rows of vines

Type of viticulture:in the conversion phase to be certified organic

Harvest period:end of September/beginning of October

Agronomist:Luciano Piona

Oenologist:Franco and Luciano Piona

History

Azienda Agricola Torre d’Orti is located in Marcellise, in the Valpolicella zone, province of Verona.

The estate, in the Valpolicella area, is named after the ancient watchtower of the Castle of Montorio. Terracing where the farmers used to grow olives, grain and vines can still be seen. The Piona family recently purchased this land and planted vineyards with the indigenous varietals of Valpolicella. The soil here is the typical red soil of the area mixed with white chalk. This type of soil combined with the altitude gives great elegance to the wines and makes them suitable for a long ageing. As in the other two estates, natural practices are followed in the vineyards, the grape yield is kept low and only the best clusters are vinified. Modern technology is used in the cellar bearing tradition in mind. The wines produced are: Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG, Valpolicella DOC, Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso DOC and Rosso Provincia di Verona IGT.

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