Novaia Corte Vaona

Wine name: Corte Vaona
Producer: Novaia
Vintage: 2011
Appellation: Amarone della Valpolicella
Grape Varieties: Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella and other local grapes
Vineyards:
Winemaking: Grapes are hand-picked around the third week in September and let dry naturally for about a hundred days in the estate "fruttaio" located on the hillside (400 mt/ 1300 ft above sea level). Grapes are destemmed and gently crushed during the winter period; cold maceration and fermentation take place in small steel tanks at controlled temperature for 30 days.
Ageing: 2 years in barrels, 2 years in bottle
Total Production: 8000 bottles
Commentary: Intense perfume, with predominant hints of red fruits and black cherries on the nose, combined with a peculiar note, typical of the drying process. Characteristic spicy hues, with scents of dark chocolate and tobacco, as well as goudron notes. Medium bodied, soft and persistent on the palate, with well-balanced alcohol, good acidity, and a well defined mineral note on the finish.
 
Novaia Corte Vaona