Valpolicella DOC Classico Superiore



Destemming and pressing of the grapes.
Maceration: about 10 days in stainless steel tanks.

Maturation and ageing

18 months in oak barrels.
A minimum of 6 months in the bottle.

Sensory impressions

A strong yet brilliant ruby red colour with garnet hues, its bold and enticing nose is wide, well balanced and refined, redolent of prunes and maraschino cherries, mixed spices (cloves) and vanilla. The structure is firm, with silky tannins caressing the palate; alcohol and freshness are extremely well balanced; the finish is long, clear, with a pleasant touch of bitterness.

Recommended food pairings

An ideal match for rich and succulent dishes such as braised or stewed meat, roast beef or poached fillet. It is also excellent with cheese in varying degrees of ripeness, such as mature Monte Veronese and 3-year-old Bitto.

Timeless and authentic

The Montegradella Valpolicella Classico Superiore was produced for the first time with the vintage 1974, in a moment of great success for Italian and winemaking’s stage. Those were the years in which great brands were born in Tuscany and Piemonte, and Valpolicella was asked to respond with a wine that could compare with the others, able to refine in the bottle and not only in the barrels. Therefore a new concept of Valpolicella arose, very similar to Amarone, as ambitious but more easy-drinking and versatile in pairings. The appassimento is limited to 30 days and the ageing is shorter: 18 months in barrels and tonneaux.

At least, we can say that Montegradella’s vineyard has all the best qualities to produce appassimento’s wines, longlasting wines, meant to age for a long time, immortal and authentic.