Raffaello is our father’s name: it is a tribute wine born from the idea of getting a strong wine like Amarone but really smooth and gentle. It is a wine of 15 percent alcohol obtained from Amarone grapes dried for 4 months and then aged in Italian cherry barrels.
Production area: NEGRAR (Classic and Historic Valpolicella).
Grapes: Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, Oseleta, Negrar.
Kilograms of grapes: 3 kg/vineyard.
Harvest: Manually selected in boxes in the beginning of september. They will be raised for 4-5 months.
Winemaking: Natural fermentation in steel containers using natural yeasts. It takes about 50 days.
Aging: The ageing takes place in barriques (225 litres) for 6–8 months Italian cherry.
Organoleptic test: Ruby red color, with intense aromas and decided. Its aroma is already present as a wine with plenty of fruit with hints of cherry, black cherry and dried flowers. On the palate return of ripe fruit, cherry, dried flowers. elegant and very persistent wine.
Accompaniments: Very good with spicy cheese, gorgonzola. Excellent with game or red meat or important as a sipping wine.
Service temperature: Between 16 and 18°C.
Alcohol content: 15% Vol.