Ca’Rugate, Campo Bastiglia, Valpolicella Ripasso 2018

£19.99

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Alcohol by volume – 14.5%

Bottle – 75cl

Producer – Ca’rugate

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Description

Concentrated aromas of ripe plums and red cherry with a hint of chocolate, warm, smooth and classy.

Producer Note

The family business has been handed down through the generations of the Tessari family since the early 1900s. The estate was renamed Ca’Rugate in 1986, taking its name from the volcanic hills where the vineyards are located. Now run by the fourth generation, Michele has brought with him a lively, passionate and entrepreneurial
spirit.

Considerable expansion has taken place in recent years with investment in a new technologically advanced cellar and expansion into the Valpolicella area with the purchase of vineyards in the hilly zone of Montecchia di Crosara. The estate now
covers 90 hectares of vineyard. Ca’Rugate has been awarded the prestigious ‘Tre Bicchieri’ award rating from Gambero Rosso multiple times, making it one of the most awarded producers in the competition and has been hailed by the New York Times
as one of the “Top Five producers of High-End Soave”.

Vineyard

This wine is named after Campo Bastiglia, where Ca’Rugate’s vineyard is located, nestled in the hills around Montecchia di Crosara. The fruit is sourced from a selection of the best grapes. The vines yield 90 quintals per hectare and are grown in
a gravel and limestone soil. The harvest takes place manually during the last twoweeks of September, when the grapes have reached optimum maturity

Winemaking

Vinified from a combination of dried and undried grapes. The undried grapes were destemmed and fermented immediately after the harvest. The dried grapes were allowed to dry gently in well-ventilated rooms for approximately four to five months,
concentrating the flavours, sweetness and colour. The dried grapes were added later; they were fermented in stainless steel for one week, prior to being pressed at the end of December. The wine was then transferred to small barrels to finish
fermentation. It was then matured in wood for eight to 10 months.

Tasting Note

Concentrated aromas of red fruit cherries with a hint of spice and floral notes. Full bodied palate with soft tannins, an elegant silky texture and a velvety finish.

Grape

Corvina 45%, Corvinone 40%, Rondinella 15%

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