Wine Detail

Valpolicella Superiore Morari

Wine name:Valpolicella Superiore Morari

Appellation:VALPOLICELLA SUPERIORE DOC

Zone:Valpolicella

Vineyard extension (hectares):1

Blend:75% Corvina and Corvinone 15% Rondinella 10% other approved red berry varietals

Vineyard age (year of planting):

Soil Type:calcareous

Exposure:North-south

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

Notes:

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.

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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