Winery: Valpolicella, or locally known as 'the valley of many grapes', is one of the Veneto's most famous wine appelations. It is the home to Amarone, and the home to some of the most striking and decadent wines produced anywhere in Italy. For anyone, who has ever had the chance to visit this corner of the world (Venice anyone???) then you will have no doubt been served a similiar delicious Valpolicella Superiore to today's wine. They are synonymous with the a tavola's and trattoriare of the region, and showcase a beautiful array of blueberry, cherries, liquorice and eucalypt. The Castelforte is an absolute bargain, and a chief reminder as to how good the Italians are at producing everyday, flavourful reds with personality and punch.
Winemaking: After a careful selection of grapes with high sugar content, vinification takes place with 'Ganimede' system where the grape skins and wine are continuously mixed in order to extract colour and tannins. The resulting wine is aged partly in stainless steel and partly in wood casks for 12 months.
Blend: A blend of Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella + Others
Appearance: Brilliant ruby red in colour
On the nose: the youthful bouquet is of red cherries and raspberries.
On the palate: Light in body with high acidity, ripe cherry fruit on the palate. An elegant wine with an excellent body that shows intense scents of blueberry and cherry, liquorice and pleasant balsamic notes of eucalyptus.