SECCO-BERTANI ORIGINAL VINTAGE EDITION
80% Original Corvina clones (Rizza, Nera and Corvinone), 20% Cabernet, Sangiovese, Syrah
Bertani’s impact on Veneto wine making, particularly in Amarone production, is so considerable that ‘Bertani’ and ‘Amarone’ are nearly synonymous. Their 150+ year history is dotted with groundbreaking initiatives and royal accreditation. While respectful of their past, Bertani strives towards innovation, using progressive techniques and equipment allied with extensive experience and a deeply felt respect for tradition to provide wines of uncompromising quality.TERROIR & VINTAGE NOTES
Grapes from this wine are grown in the surounding vineyards of the historic Bertani estate in Grezzana, a province in the Valpantena DOC in Verona. The Valpantena valley is covered with marble-calcareous soil containing large quantities of iron, which impart unique, spicy mineral flavors in the grapes. The particular characteristics of the soil have allowed the wines to be labeled officially a CRU status within the Valpolicella DOC; the only one among the seven valleys of Valpolicella.WINEMAKING
After a long and cold maceration on the skins, a slow fermentation starts with native yeasts from the Bertani winery. The wine is drawn off still slightly sweet to then go into the subsequent final slow fermentation in wood.AGING
This wine is aged in traditional Veronese medium-sized wooden barrels: from 750 to 5000 litres, of chestnut and cherry wood.TASTING NOTES
Hints of redcurrants, blackberries and cocoa powder on the nose, together with spicy notes of black pepper, cloves and nutmeg. On the palate a pleasant flavour of red fruit, sour cherries, concentrated cherry and black tea, followed by fine, powdery tannins with a coffee bean finish. It is a plush wine with good weight and the typical complexity of mature vineyards, though still young and vibrant. Combining drinkability with complexity, this wine goes so well with food that it can be paired with several dishes to bring out its convivial value.