ILatium Morini, Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore, DOC, Campo dei Ciliegi, Veneto, Italy, 2016
The seven brothers and cousins involved with ILatium Morini changed their approach in 2004 and decided to keep the best grapes to make wine themselves.
Since 2004 the torrent of accolades, including an IWC Gold for their Amarone and glowing reviews from Jancis Robinson, would suggest that they made the right decision. Now at the forefront of the new wave production of Soave, Valpolicella and Amarone, the wines combine beautiful fruit concentration with fresh, bright acidity.
Vineyards are situated in Val d’Illasi (Tregnago and Illasi) and Mezzane with vines planted in a guyot system (8000 plant/hectare). Harvest takes place during the first and second week of October. Grapes are hand picked into 15/18 kg cases.
After crushing, the must undergoes a short crio-maceration. Controlled fermentation for 12 to 15 days then a short passing and re-fermentation through the Amarone fermented pomace. Barrel ageing (French and American oak, 350 lt) for 12/15 months. Refining for 6 months in bottles.
Type: French and American
% wine oaked: 100
% new oak: None
Intense garnet in colour with ripe cherries, herby and earthy aromas. A warm and dry sour cherry palate in the fore, with loads of intensity of raisins and sultanas and a rich fresh soft tannic finish.
Tasty with grilled steak, classic meaty pasta dishes and game.
6 x 75cl