SAN PIETRO - Valpolicella Doc
Denomination: Valpolicella Doc
Production area: Castello near San Pietro di Lavagno
Grape variety: 55% Corvina; 30% Rondinella; 15% Molinara
Production for hectare: 110 q
Grape harvest: first 10 days of October
Vinification: hand-picked at the beginning of October and left to semi-dry for 20/30 days in special dry and well-ventilated rooms called "fruttai". Pressing and maceration with skins for 6 days. Left to age in barrels for 5 months.
Characteristics: ruby red verging on purple; the nose is complex with rich floral scents of violets and roses and powerful fruity aromas of cherries and sour black cherries with a hint of spices; well-balanced with a light, smooth, slightly tannic finish.
Food matches: ideal with nourishing first courses, entrecote or grilled meat.
Temperature: serve at 12-15°C