Veneto, Italy

Vintage: 2019

 

Ca’Rugate has been awarded the prestigious ‘Tre Bicchieri’ award rating from Gambero Rosso multiple times, making it one of the most awarded producers in the competition and has been hailed by the New York Times as one of the “Top Five producers of High-End Soave”.

 

This 2019 Valpolicella ‘Rio Albo’ has concentrated aromas of red fruits, ripe blackberry and deep cherry flavours, with floral notes and a hint of spice. Supple on the palate with a velvety texture.

 

To make this wine the best grapes selected from Ca’ Rugate’s vineyards in the hilly area of Montecchia di Crosara and are harvested at the beginning of October. The vines yield 110 quintals per hectare and are grown in soils made up of limestone and gravel with pebbles, which impart elegance and provide excellent drainage for the vines.  Each variety was vinified separately. The grapes were fermented on their skins for a period of seven to 10 days, releasing the flavours and extracting the colour during the process. The wine was blended and then matured in stainless steel tanks in order to preserve the integrity of the primary aromas and varietal characteristics of the blend.

 

Whats in the bottle: Corvina 45%, Corvinone 40%, Rondinella 15%

2019 Valpolicella ‘Rio Albo’, Ca’Rugate

£14.99Price