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Tenuta Santa Maria Pragal 2019

13.5% abv

Vol- 75cl

Full and refined nose of red fruit preserves, dried roses and black cherry with subtler tones of dark spice, tobacco and black pepper. Enticing, warm and round, bright acidity with soft, beguiling tannins balanced with great structure and persistence.

“The Pràgal is pungently perfumed with a savory mix of peppery herbs, rosy florals and wild strawberries. It’s soft and juicy in feel, vibrantly casting ripe red fruits and sweet spice across a medium-bodied frame. Hints of geranium, minerals and brown sugar linger through the mouth-watering finale. The Pràgal is a blend of 60% Corvina, 20% Merlot and 20% Syrah matured for eight months in large oak barrels.” 2021- 2025
89 Points, Eric Guido, Vinous, Feb 2021

The Corvina, from Valpolicella Classica at the Località Novare in Negrar, is picked by hand and then laid in a drying room for a partial appassimento for around 6 weeks. After fermentation follows aging for around six months in large oak barrels, as well as a small amount in barriques. The Merlot and Syrah, from low-yielding vineyards in Val d’Illasi, is then blended with the Corvina and further aged in bottle prior to release.

£15.00inclusive of Duty and VAT

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Tenuta Santa Maria is a private estate of the Bertani family. Located in the Arbizzano frazione of Negrar, one of the most highly regarded terroirs of the Valpolicella Classica, the 16th century Villa Mosconi Bertani and its vineyards are intertwined with the history of the regions' most famous wine - Amarone. The great grandfather of today's proprietor, Gaetano Bertani, along with his brother Giovan Battista, founded the estate in 1857. The family was responsbile for the introduction of the term 'Amarone', coined in 1936 within the very cellars of the villa complex in reference to a wine the Bertani family had been producing since the early 1900s under the name 'Recioto Secco'.

The estate, along with the Colognola ai Colli property in the Val d'illasi to the east, were retained post 2013 when the Gruppo Bertani was sold. Today Gaetano, along with his sons Giovanni & Guglielmo, work to express the quality of this land by combining traditional methods, selected technology, and experience passed down through generations of family tradition. The vineyards are in organic conversion.

Reference #:
16984
Strength
13.5 ABV
Bottles per Case
6 bottles
Grapes
Corvina, Merlot, Shiraz / Syrah
Organic
No
Biodynamic
No
Vegan
Yes
Vegetarian
Yes
Sparkling
No

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