Valpolicella Ca Fiui Corte Sant Alda Wine
CSA.80.1-2017-75Regular price €17,50
The 2017 Corte Sant`Alda Ca` Fiui is Marinella Camerani`s unadorned Valpolicella, without any ripasso character. But it doesn`t lack any interest with its raspberry and cranberry fruit and good, sturdy structure. Definitely a wine that shouldn`t be overlooked in favour of its more glamorous and powerful siblings as it`s food-friendly and rather delicious drop.
Ca’ Fiui is a hillside place known since Antiquity where, amidst vines and olive trees, Corte Sant’Alda has set up its cellar. Sunny, well-exposed vineyards produce well-ripened grapes ensuring body and and equilibrium for this impressive Valpolicella. Corvina Grossa, Corvina Veronese, Rondinella and Molinara are the main varieties; variable quantities of other native red grapes are also used, such as Croatina and Rossara. Production comes from four young vineyards – 9 Tomasotti Vineyard, 10 Bianchini Vineyard, 13 Rossetti vineyard and Cavallero (1) – for an overall area of 4,8 hectares. All the vines are grown using the simple guyot system with a density of 6400/9300 plants/hectare; the average gradient is 8%.
All the grapes have organic certification and in recent years the vineyards have been managed on the basis of bio-dynamic agriculture principles. The harvest, in keeping with tradition, is performed entirely by hand in early October. Fermentation takes place in oak vats and is spontaneous (native yeasts); rack and return, manual wine-crushing, malolactic fermentation and retention of this wine in fermentation vats for at least six months all ensure excellent complexity where spices and austerity prevail over fruit.
Kind: 30% Corvina, 50% Corvina Grossa, 5% Rondinella y 15% Molinara.
Origin: Valpolicella, Veneto, Veneto & northeast, Italy