Valpolicella Classico Superiore "Camporenzo"


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. 


92 points
"The 2019 Valpolicella Classico Superiore Camporenzo is smoky and spicy from the first tilt of the glass, as crushed stone blows off to reveal peppery herbs and wild berries. This washes across the palate with a pretty inner sweetness up front contrasted by mineral-tinged red fruits and blood orange. The 2019 lingers long yet remarkably fresh, leaving a salty flourish and licorice hints framed by a tug of gentle tannin. This is so beautiful today that it's hard to imagine waiting, yet don't be surprised if this improves with a year or two in bottle."
Eric Guido,
Vinous Media
March 2023

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Corvina blend
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