Recioto della Valpolicella DOCG Bertani
Bertani produces the Recioto with the grapes coming from the Valpantena hills the same variety of the Amarone. It born from the littlest berries which have to wither for three months on the traditional “arele”. The typical cherry aromas are exalted by the cherry tree wood aging. It is thick and velvety but it leaves a clean palate with a nuts aftertaste: it is the perfect sweet wine with an intense red color and elegant oak tannins. It is made by Corvina Veronese 80% and Rondinella 20% grapes. The density is 5000 trees per hectare and the cultivation is made by the Guyot method. The grapes must wither for 150 days. The fermentation starts at 4°-5°C and achieve the 18°C and it is interrupted before the sugar become alcohol. It follows the maturation in cherry tree woods tanks of 30 hl for about 12 months. It follows a bottle aging for 3 months.
Characteristics of the Recioto della Valpolicella “Valpantena” DOCG
It has an intense ruby red color with a multitude of smells. It has typical prune aromas together with cherry, raspberry, vanilla and cacao. The taste is full, fragrant and intense. The sugars leave a long, berries, chocolate and licorice aftertaste.
Suggested pairings with this Recioto
This typical wine is perfect with bakery. Fruit pies or with young or medium aged cheeses. It has a proof of 12% and it has to be served at 10°C.