Valpolicella Classico Saseti
50% Corvina/20% Corvinone/ 20% Rondinella/10% Molinara & Oseleta. Saseti is named for the "little stones" found in the limestone soils of the terraced estate vineyard. The 25-year-old vines are biodynamically farmed, trained in pergola and harvested by hand around into small bins around the end of September or early October. The fruit is destemmed and gently pressed; spontaneous fermentation takes place with native yeasts and without sulfur in concrete and steel tanks. Maceration last a week or less, with periodic manual punch-downs. The wine is aged in tank for about 3 months and then bottled without filtration and with a small amount of sulfur in February after the harvest.
The label features five wine-colored handprints, those of husband-wife vignaioli Carlo and Alessandra Zantedeschi and their three children. They are noted with the observation oltre al cuore, solo queste or “besides heart, only these” in the bottle, indicative of the purity of and intention behind even their entry-level Valpolicella, not to mention the rest of the stellar Monte Dall’Ora line-up.