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Ca la Bionda. Valpolicella Classico Superiore 'Casal Vegri Decennale'

Ca la Bionda. Valpolicella Classico Superiore 'Casal Vegri Decennale'

Valpolicella Classico Superiore DOC
Grapes: Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, Molinara

This wine is a celebration of Ca’ la Bionda, it is also a marker that explains Alessandro’s take on red wines of Valpolicella better than words ever could. 

Decennale embraces what Valpolicella can be, the grapes are mainly Corvina, there is some Corvinone, Rondinella and Molinara, a blend that many would describe as being traditional and it is the blend that came out on top through to the 90’s and these are from the vines planted in the Casal Vegri vineyard.  

Casal Vegri is quite unique, it is an east facing vineyard at between 150-300m whose best fruit is always destined for Valpolicella Superiore, never Amarone.  The Casal Vegri and Decennale start their lives as the same wine, organic viticulture, hand-picked and fermented in temperature controlled tanks, the wine is then aged in 3000 litre botti. 
The difference is that the Casal Vegri is aged for 18 months, the Decennale for 10 years.  This extended ageing is extraordinary by any standards, the great Giacomo Conterno only treated his Monfortino to 10 years in oak in the very best years; for a Valpolicella Superiore to be the subject of such devotion is unheard of. 
The wine has paid back the love showered on it, the fruit remains pure and deep, laced with red cherry, rich strawberry, just a touch of porcini, pepper and silky, mature tannins.  13.5%

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Only the 2008 and 2010 vintages have been released so far as Decennale.

Vegan Friendly

Red - Medium Bodied

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