Valpolicella Classico Superiore "Camporenzo"

2018
Italy
Veneto

50% Corvina/30% Corvinone/20% Rondinella. Monte Dall’Ora’s Camporenzo vineyard is a few kilometers from the home vineyard and is similar in its hilliness and its crumbly limestone soils. The vines of traditional Valpolicella varieties were planted in 2008, trained on wires in guyot rather than in pergola for greater concentration in this cru Superiore bottling. The farming is biodynamic and the harvest is by hand into small bins in October, later than for the rest of the Monte Dall’Ora line-up.

The fruit is destemmed and gently pressed; spontaneous fermentation takes place with native yeasts and without sulfur in concrete and steel tanks (from which the short-fermentation-and-maceration Saseti wine has been removed). Maceration lasts 7-8 days with periodic manual punch-downs. The wine is aged for about 6 months in tank and then 6 months in old 25-hectoliter oak botti. The wine is bottled without filtration and with a small amount of sulfur. Production is around 9000 bottles.



 

90 points
"The 2018 Valpolicella Classico Superiore Camporenzo is spicy and herbal in style, with wild berries, violets, underbrush and wet stone filling out its bouquet. This mixes silky textures with juicy acidity and vividly pure strawberry fruit to create a lively expression on the palate. It leaves a note of hard red candies, and tapers off lightly structured, making for a fruitful yet classically dry finale. The single-vineyard Camporenzo hails from vines planted in 2008. It refines for six months in tank and then six months in neutral 25-hectoliter oak botti. While this is very pretty today, I’m looking forward to what these vines might yield with more maturity."
Eric Guido,
Vinous Media
January 2022

SKU/Code: 
DB0145-18
Product Line: 
Wine
Red
Varietal: 
Corvina blend
Farming Type: 
Biodynamic