IL SASSO Valpolicella Classico Superiore DOC 2018, Italy (Red)
Certification : Organic
Grapes : Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella
Region : Veneto, Italy
Vinification : The wines are made in the vineyard and not in the cellar. Most of all efforts are put into the harvest, getting the right maturation and collecting the grapes at the right moment is the key of this wine. They only harvest by hand and collect in small boxes to avoid any pre-crushing and fermentation. They do not control the fermentation with sulphites or enhancers. They start with a pied de cuvee and the natural yeasts in their grapes do the rest. This wine uses the best completely ripen grapes of the vineyard. Partial de stemming and whole cluster fermentation in involved. When completely dry they let the must macerate for a month. They then soft press and age for at least 12 moths in steel thanks. No filtration, no blends, no chemicals, only a little sulphites added before the bottling phase. 6 months of additional ageing in bottle before marketing.