La Giuva, Il Rientro, Valpolicella Superiore, 2018
Region: Valpolicella, Veneto, Italy
Bottle size: 75cl
Grape: 50% Corvina , 25% Rondinella, 20% Corvinone, 5% Oseleta
Notes: Vegetarian, Vegan, Practising Organic
An expression of unique freshness, the typical characteristics of appassimento (crate-drying), aromatic with hints of spice in the subtle sweetness with a long finish reminiscent of liquorice.
The grapes, selected after approximately thirty days of crate-drying, are placed in the wine-presses to ferment at 22/24 degrees. After malolactic fermentation is carried out, this wine is mixed in equal parts with fresh Valpolicella to create “il Rientro” (the Return) that will go on to age for at least 12 months in oak barrels. This refinement continues in the bottle, to complete this superior excellence.
The estate was founded by Alberto Malesani, famous in Italy as a former manager of both Fiorentina and Parma. His passion and intelligence is now channelled into this estate, where he is helped by consultant winemaker Lorenzo Caramazza, formerly of Cantina Valpantena. The name La Giuva is an acronym of his daughters’ initials, Giulia and Valentina, who are heavily involved in the business. The balance, concentration and aromatic intensity marks the wines out from the crowd in Valpolicella, and makes La Giuva one of the region’s rising stars