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Ca'Rugate L'Eremita Recioto della Valpolicella DOCG 2015
One Case ( 6 Bottles ): £160.68
Country - Italy
Region - Veneto
Grape Varieties - Corvina 40%, Corvinone 30%, Rondinella 30%
Alcohol by volume - 13.5%
Bottle - 50cl
Producer - Ca'rugate
Tasting notes - This intense ruby red wine shows deep black fruit and berry notes, with hints of wild herbs and spice. The palate is sweet, luscious, rounded and balanced by velvety tannins.
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A luscious and velvety textured wine full of raisined red
fruit flavours with a beautifully balanced sweetness.
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. 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
This wine is produced from a selection of the best grapes from Ca'Rugate's own
vineyards in the hills around Montecchia di Crosara. The grapes are hand-picked
during the last two weeks of September, and laid flat in small wooden boxes
containing an average of just six kilograms; this allows good air flow during the
crucial drying process.
The grapes were allowed to dry gently in well-ventilated rooms for between six to
seven months, concentrating their flavours, sweetness and colour. In spring, the
grapes were crushed, fermentation was started by the natural yeast present on the
grapes. The must was transferred into barriques to finish fermenting. The wine
matured in wood on its lees for 10 to 12 months before being bottled.
This intense ruby red wine shows deep black fruit and berry notes, with hints of wild
herbs and spice. The palate is sweet, luscious, rounded and balanced by velvety
Cheese, especially gorgonzola; and a great partner for chocolatey desserts. Try it in
the traditional manner with the local 'sbrisolona' biscuit - a variation on shortbread.
Corvina 40%, Corvinone 30%, Rondinella 30%
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