Classico Superiore, 2016. Valpolicella

Classico Superiore, 2016. Valpolicella

Item #: XR7074P
Vintage: 2016
Varietal: Classico Superiore
Vineyard/Appellation: Italy

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The 2016 vintage was certainly one of the most interesting in recent years. After mild temperatures in February, the temperature dropped in March accompanied by plenty of rain. The "late" temperature drop slowed down the vegetative cycle. Spring began with a considerable amount of rain with average temperatures. This vegetative delay continued until the end of the summer, which also began slowly but extended until the end of September. The picking of the Molinara started a bit earlier as usual, followed by Corvina, Rondinella, Croatina and Corvinone. Oseleta has been picked late October.

Full ripening was achieved in all cases without any phenolic problems. The late development seen in the early part of the year was made up for during the months of August and September. In particular, the second half of September was crucial for the components that determine the structure of the wines, especially the accumulation of phenolic substances.