Begali – Recioto DOC

Producer: Begali
Wine: Recioto DOC
Grape Variety: 65% Corvina, 30% Rondinella, 5% others
Production Zone: Cengia (Valpolicella)
Altitude: 250 feet above sea level
Surface Area/Yield: 17 acres (total surface)/ 3/4 ton per acre
Exposure: South East
Soil: Chalky, pebbly and limestone
Vinification & Aging: The grapes harvested in mid-October were put in baskets in a dehumidified room for five months. At the end of February, the wine went through the fermentation process in stainless steel tanks for a period of 40 days. Once the wine reached 13% alcohol level, fermentation had to be stopped by cooling the tanks and not re-fermenting the sugar. After this, the wine goes into the aging process in small French barrels for a year and, then, in the bottles for six months.
Production: 150 cases
Alcohol: 13.5%
Description: Dark ruby red. Aromas of dried figs and chestnuts. Full body and almost velvety finish to the palate.
Food Pairing: Ideal with short pastry, with fruits of the forest, someone suggests with chocolate and cheese, spicy, parmesan and pecorino
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