Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG Corte Vaona 2016

Novaia • 750ml

$59.95

Novaia Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG Corte Vaona 2016 is a red wine made from a blend of Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, and other native grapes; farming is certified organic.

Vinification: manual picking of carefully selected grapes last week of September; grapes to be dried naturally in a traditional "fruttaio" (drying room at 400 m a.s.l.) for about 100 days. Destemming and soft crushing of grapes during winter; fermentation at controlled temperature in oak truncated-cone vats for at least 30 days. Aged 24 months in wooden barrels, 8 months in the bottle.

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Product Description

The Wine: Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG Corte Vaona 2016

Novaia Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG Corte Vaona 2016 is a red wine made from a blend of Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, and other native grapes; farming is certified organic.

Vinification: manual picking of carefully selected grapes last week of September; grapes to be dried naturally in a traditional "fruttaio" (drying room at 400 m a.s.l.) for about 100 days. Destemming and soft crushing of grapes during winter; fermentation at controlled temperature in oak truncated-cone vats for at least 30 days. Aged 24 months in wooden barrels, 8 months in the bottle.

The Winery: Novaia

In one of the most suggestive corners of the High Valpolicella Classica, on the top of a soft hill, a wide 15th-century manor house dominates the Marano Valley and the plain that separates it from the ancient Roman city of Verona: Novaia. Novaia means a new court, a new family in the Marano Valley. In the 15th century, the Villa was built and the Vaona family moved here from the city in 1700. The Vaona family quickly bought the surrounding lands and gained a prominent role in the local community.

With the 1800s the estate of the Vaona family expanded further, the Vaona family is one of the most important landowner families: the estate produces grapes, wines, olive oil, cherries, corn, and silkworms. Between the end of the 1800s and the early 1900s, under the guidance of Paolo Vaona, moved by a great love for the land and an innovative spirit, the company achieved rapid and remarkable commercial success. Paolo is the first in the region to bottle and sell his wines outside the province, appreciated on national markets, obtaining numerous awards in national wine competitions.

In the ‘30s Paolo’s children, Renato and Bruno, entered the business and the latter grew up distinguishing himself for his dedication to family affairs and music. On the death of Paolo and then of the still young Bruno, his two sons Cesare and Giampaolo followed and continued the family business with the name Novaia, and experiment with a new wine science and technology.

In 2005, Cristina and Marcello, the fourth generation, joined the company. Together, they began the conversion of the Novaia estate to organic production. Today Cesare and Giampaolo Vaona, with their children Cristina and Marcello, perpetuate the ancient family trade. (source: Novaia)

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The Region: Veneto

Veneto is one of the most important wine regions of Italy, located in the North Eastern corner of the Italian peninsula. It borders with Trentino-Alto Adige (north), Friuli-Venezia Giulia (north-east), Emilia-Romagna (south), and Lombardy (west).

The capital of Veneto is Venice, which is also its most populous city, followed by Verona, Padua, Vicenza, Treviso, and Rovigo. The east coast of Lake Garda, the biggest Italian lake, is part of Veneto and so is the tract of Alpine foothills called Venetian Prealps.

Veneto is the leading Italian region for the quantity of wine produced – even though wine-producing regions such as Piedmont, Tuscany, Lombardy, Puglia, and Sicily all have bigger territories.

Some of its most famous wines are Amarone della Valpolicella, Valpolicella, Soave, and of course Prosecco. Other less known but equally delicious wines are Recioto della Valpolicella, Recioto di Gambellara, Raboso del Piave, and Bardolino.

Veneto’s main characteristic is perhaps the great variety of wine types produced, obtained mostly from indigenous grape varietals – Corvina, Glera, and Garganega being the most common.

This is due as much to its specific geography and climate as it is to rather peculiar winemaking techniques such as the grape drying technique employed to make Amarone della Valpolicella, Veneto’s most famous red wine.

 

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