Degani Valpolicella Classico Superiore, Veneto, Italy, 2014
50% Corvina, 40% Rondinella grapes, 10% Molinara
Valpolicella, Veneto, Italy
Aldo and Luca Degani, while innovative, believe strongly in making wine that adheres to the classic style of this region. Each vineyard as it’s replanted, is now being returned to the old world way of Pergola trellising, which means vineyards with fewer vines and better quality. This decision to return to this way of cultivating, used since Roman times, is a testament to their commitment to quality. Additionally, the Degani’s are firm believers that if a particular vintage is not of a certain quality, they do not make any adjustments or additions, they simply don’t produce it.
Deep ruby color, juicy, medium-bodied, with rich fruit aromas and flavors: dark cherry, blackberry, and plum, with milk chocolate and pepper notes. On the palate, balancing acidity and well-integrated tannins, dry, medium-bodied, and nicely balanced, with a medium to long finish.