"Figari" Valpolicella Classico Superiore DOC
That is our Superiore, elegant and fragrant, austere but likeable. More complex than Classico but equally fresh, lively and drinkable.
Wine produced with grapes from Figari, a natural terrace above the Valpolicella Classica area, in the vineyards located on the side of Colle Masua that slopes down towards Marano di Valpolicella. It is our Superiore, elegant, fragrant, austere but likeable. More complex than Classico but equally fresh, lively and drinkable.
Principally a blend of Corvina Veronese and Corvinone, remaining small percentage of other autochthonous varieties as permitted in the production regulations.
Figari (Marano di Valpolicella), hilly area in Valpolicella Classica close to Colle Masua.
Characteristics of the vineyard
Altitude: between 230 e 275 m ASL.
Type of soil: soils originating from marine sediment, calcareous, not very deep and of average fertility.
Planting System: Guyot, from 4000 to 4500 vines per hectare.
Manual harvest, from the beginning to middle October; the grapes are carefully selected and placed in small baskets.
Yield: 60-65 hectolitres of wine per hectare.
The berries are gently destemmed and crushed.
Fermentation temperature: not exceeding 28 °C.
Lenght of maceration: 12 to 14 days, with daily remontage and delestage.
Malolactic fermentation: autumn.
Ageing in steel tanks: 3 months.
Ageing in wood: 6-9 months in Slavonian oak casks.
Ageing in bottle: 4-6 months.
Colour/Aroma/Taste: ruby red, with scents of preserved fruit and notes of vanilla and spices.
Alcohol content: 13% Vol.
With all first courses and soups, with white meat second courses, roast fish and soft cheeses.
Serve at 16-18 °C, in medium bowled glasses.