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2015 VALPOLICELLA, ‘Rientro’, La Giuva. Veneto, Italy

Bin:  1828

Alcohol percentage:  14%

Area:

Valpolicella sprawls east and north-east of Verona. Great wine can be made from hillside vineyards; more ordinary fare from the flat areas.
La Giuva is a 10 hectare estate in the Val Squaranto, in the east of the region (not the more famous ‘Classico’ area).

Grape variety:

70% Corvina/Corvinone, 25% Rondinella, 5% Oseleta; half of the grapes dried for 2 weeks before crushing and blending with the ‘normal’ grapes; the wine finally matured in oak barrels (half new) for a year

Producer:

From the website of their UK agent:
“The estate was founded in 2011 by Alberto Malesani, famous in Italy as a former manager of both Fiorentina and Parma football teams. His passion and intelligence is now channelled into this estate, where he is helped by consultant winemaker Lorenzo Caramazza, formerly of Cantina Valpantena.
The name La Giuva is an acronym of his daughters’ initials, Giulia and Valentina, who are also involved in the business.”

Old Bridge rating:

Yet another interesting variation on the Valpolicella theme. The range of styles goes form ‘normal’, fresh, clean styles, to fully dried-grape Amarones, and anything in between.
This has power but freshness – wonderful food wine.

Just 2 bottles in stock.

£25.00

£23.75 per bottle in a mixed case of 6 bottles
£22.50 per bottle in a mixed case of 12 bottles

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