imageValpolicella 'Caterina Zardini' Bottle
Valpolicella 'Caterina Zardini' Bottle
Campagnola (Italy)

Valpolicella Classico Superiore DOC 'Caterina Zardini'

Blend Corvina - 70%; Rondinella - 30%
Wine Region Valpolicella viticultural area, Veneto, Italy

Grapes were selected from 36 hectares (90 acres) of hillside vineyards in some of the best viticultural areas of Marano, planted in limestone based soils at 300 m (985 ft) elevation with south-east exposure.

Vinification Details
Clusters were rigorously graded hand-picked. Natural and traditional drying of the grapes for 20 days. Extreme care exercised to maintain clean, healthy grapes. In October, cool controlled temperature fermentation at 22 degrees C, followed by a 15 day maceration on the skins in large oak barrels.
Winemaker's Comments 

Color:      Deep garnet-red colour

Aroma:    Spicy bouquet with intense, multilayered aromas of ripe cherry and almond
Flavor:    Full, rich flavors in the mouth with a long finish

Food Pairing 
Pairs well with Risotto, roasted red meats, and small game. It can be great with fillet in pastry, grilled beef or lamb.