The farm of Fratelli Recchia is situated in the heart of the historic Valpolicella region. Tradition and innovation, experience and technical progress, the philosophy that has come down through the generations, a perfect union between the old and the new. In 1906 Giovanni Battista Recchia bought a small estate in Jago, Valle de Negrar, built his house and started to cultivate the few vineyards still present at the end of 1800’s. With seriousness and passion the vineyard holdings and production are considerably increased, the company now having 60 hectares of vineyards in Valpolicella and Lake Garda.
Recchia Valpolicella Classico Superiore 2017
This wine is elegant and integrated, with supple tannins and quiet acidity framing the layered flavors of crème de cassis, black cherry, black liquorice, smoky mineral and tobacco. A spicy thread runs through, and lingers on the finish.
The wine is composed of 65% Corvina Veronese, 15% Corvinone and 20% Rondinella. The vineyards are located in the Valpolicella Classico at altitudes of 150-350m on clay and chalky soil. From a yield of 7.000 kg of grapes per hectare, 50 hectolitres of wine are produced. The grapes are harvested by hand the last week of October and immediately vinified. The must ferments together with the skins for 10 days in temperature controlled stanless steel tanks at a temperature is about 20 degrees. The wines then spends 2 months in stainless steel tanks followed by12 months in French oak barrels before 2 months in bottle prior to release.