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   CRESASSO

 

Cresasso is an extremely elegant and balanced wine, with a very good structure, particularly suitable for a long period of ageing, like other important Valpolicella wines. The shades of cherries in alcohol and amarena are outstanding. The Valpolicella terroir and Zenato style are perfectly epitomised by the Corvina from this special vineyard on the Costalunga estate.


Grape variety:
100% Corvina Veronese.

Geographical location and vineyard:
S. Ambrogio di Valpolicella, province of Verona. The Costalunga estate is located on a hilly zone, at 300 m a.s.l. facing east and west.

Type of soil:
the soil is glacial chalk, very dry and stony, with clay.

Cultivation system and density of the planting:
cordon trained and spur-pruned with a density of planting of 5,400 vines per hectare.

 

Average age of the vines:
10 years.

Period and method of harvesting:
the harvest takes place after the grapes have become slightly overripe on the plant, from the middle to the end of October, manual harvesting in small 5 kg crates.

Vinification:
the grapes are stalked and crushed. The fermentation with the skins is slow and followed by a continuous pumping over for about 25 days at a temperature of 25/26 °C. The maturation lasts for 18 months in 500 lt. tonneaux of French oak.

Colour:
ruby red, intense notes that redden the glass and leave thick, consistent hoops sliding down it.

Nose:
an enveloping olfactory spectrum which opens with pleasurable hints of red fruit, cherry and blackberry giving way, after a few minutes, to more intense sensations of stewed plums and jam.

Palate:
rich Corvina and smooth tannin. Good alcohol content and rich aromas bestow a pleasurably long finale.

 

Serving temperature:
serve at 18-20 °C.

Gastronomic combinations:
fine match for all tasty and rich recipes. Ideal with grilled meats, roasts, game, sausages and salami. Delightful with ripe cheeses.