Valpolicella Superiore Morari
Wine name:Valpolicella Superiore Morari
Appellation:VALPOLICELLA SUPERIORE DOC
Vineyard extension (hectares):1
Blend:75% Corvina and Corvinone 15% Rondinella 10% other approved red berry varietals
Vineyard age (year of planting):
Altitude:300-400 meters above sea level
Colour:intense ruby red
Nose:Intense, complex, fruity, cherry, blueberry and blackberry, balsamic notes, spicy notes of white pepper.
Flavour:Mineral, supple, silky tannins, persistent finish
Serving temperature (°C):16-18
Match with:Roasts, grilled meat, game and seasoned cheese
Average no. bottles/year:6,500
Grape yield per hectare tons:4
This wine is suitable for long ageing
Vinification and ageing
The clusters are dried till January. Pressing. Alcoholic fermentation and maceration with the skins for 20 days. No malolactic fermentation (due to the high alcohol strength). The wine then rests in small oak barrels for 12 months.
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:
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
Oenologist:Franco and Luciano Piona
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.