ILatium Morini, Valpolicella Superiore, DOC, Campo Prognai, 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.
Today the winery cultivates 40 hectares with plots spread across Valpolicella and Soave. Healthy fruit at peak ripeness is hand harvested and air dried for 100 to 120 days in small baskets.
Destemmed and crushed, followed by cryo-maceration for 48/72 hours. Controlled fermentation, delestage and pumping over for 12/15 days. Aged in 350-litre oak barrels for 12 to 15 months. Followed by ageing in bottles for 6 months.
Type: 80% French, 20% American
% wine oaked: 100
% new oak: 100
A well structured, complex wine with intensity, persistence and character. Super ripe black fruits, soft vanilla, warming spice and bags of freshness and tannin. Not one for the faint hearted.
Ideal for grilled red meat, roast meat, game, ripe cheeses.
6 x 75cl