Valpolicella Superiore 2012
From Veneto (Verona) comes this very nice red wine.
The Ederle Estate, located on the Veronesi hills, is a young winery which produces Amarone, Valpolicella and bianco Veronese.
Giovanni Ederle – Valpolicella Superiore 2012 (88 tsomw points)
In the glass a ruby red color with garnet reflections.
On the nose aromas of black fruit and strawberries with hints of herbs, coffee and something vegetal.
On the palate dry, nice full mouthfeel with enough acidity. Light alcoholic heat with well integrated tannins and light bitter finish.
Website winery: www.giovanniederle.it
Soils: clayey, loamy, calcareous
Year planted: 2005
Altitude: 220m asl
Exposure: east-south-west ridge
Cane training system: Guyot
Planting density: 5700 plants/Ha
Grape yield per hectare: 8000 kg
Harvest season: September/October
Harvesting: by hand, by selection
Drying: 1 month on racks
Temp. of fermentation: 22°C
Duration of fermentation: 30-40 days
Maceration: prefermentation at 12°C
Fining: 12 months in large French oak barrels
Fining in the bottle: 1 year
Maximum aging time planned: 15-20 years
Alcoholic content: 14 vol
Colour: pale ruby red with vivid garnet higlights
Aroma (nose): red roses, violets, cherry
Taste: Balsamic notes of pennyroyale and licorice, with pink peppercorn and mineral wiff from basalt rock.