Ca'La Bionda, Recioto della Valpolicella Classico Vigneti Le Tordare 2012

Ca'La Bionda, Recioto della Valpolicella Classico Vigneti Le Tordare 2012

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Variety: Corvina, Rondinella, Corvinone
bottle size: 500ml

Ca’La Bionda is located in the historic “classic” zone of the Valpolicella region. Founded in 1902, the family’s focus has always been on the grapes and the vineyard work. They presently cultivate 25 hectares. Alessandro Castellani is the current, fourth-generation winemaker. His wines are held in six-foot-tall oak casks until ready to drink. Certain wines are aged longer than others. But at every step of the way, attention is given to tradition, as opposed to modern, quick winemaking. Alessandro’s wines rarely receive much mainstream press, which is fine by him. This wine is more than capable of selling itself.

This wine undergoes a labor-intensive process that is worth the effort. After the harvest of these grapes at the end of September, the grapes used are left to dry until March or April on the traditional cane mats known as "arelle." The results are grapes with very high residual sugar. Then the juice ferments in stainless steel; thereafter it will move on to age for 24 months in smaller barrels. Even after bottling in the 500ml bottles, the wine ages further in bottle for four months. An opulent rich wine deserves an equal pairing; this will accentuate blue cheese, butter cakes, or dark chocolate very nicely. 

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