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This Valpolicella comes from the historical Tommasi family vineyard, Rafaèl. Perfectly situated on one of the region’s most famous hills, Monte Masua, it produces what may be the best grapes for the production of Valpolicella Classico Superiore. Careful cultivation of the vineyard, a rigorous selection of grapes and meticulous vinification all contribute to the production of this fresh, elegant Valpolicella. A blend of 60% Corvina Veronese, 25% Rondinella and 15% Molinara, it sees 15 months of aging in large Slavonian oak casks of 65 hl. The aromas recall dried spices, leather and cherry and the flavors are intense, with spicy, sweet cherry flavors. Beautifully balanced and very expressive, Rafael pairs wonderfully with a platter of cured meats and cheeses.
Origin: The Single Vineyard RAFAÈL, a hillside vineyard blessed by mother nature by a magnificent landscape and its perfect suitability for grapes.
Grapes: Corvina Veronese 60%, Rondinella 25% e Molinara 15%.
Alcohol: 12,5% vol.
Vinification: 15 months in Slavonian Oak barrels of 65 hectoliters.
Tasting Notes: Intense ruby red in colour, on the nose has dried spices perfumes, with accents of leather and cherry flavours. The taste is fairly intense, spicy with sweet cherry flavours. Well balanced and pleasantly tannic.
Recommended with: First courses with meats sauces, white and red meats, cheeses.
Service Temperature: 16°-18°C/60.8-64.4°F