Ca'Rugate Campo Lavei Valpolicela Superiore 2017

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Ca'Rugate Campo Lavei Valpolicela Superiore 2017

Country - Italy

Region - Veneto

Grape Varieties - Corvina 45%, Corvinone 40%, Rondinella 15%

Alcohol by volume - 14.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Ca'rugate

Tasting notes - 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. 

91 Pts, James Suckling, 2019

Ca'Rugate Campo Lavei Valpolicela Superiore 2017

Savoury aromas of raisined fruit tinged with herbs and
cooked plums, well structured and full-flavoured.

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".

The 2017 vintage saw a cool, wet winter, followed by a cool spring. The weather was
warm and sunny during the summer, with some hot periods. The harvest was a
challenging and complex one. It started in August with the white grapes and
Garganega and ended in October with the red grapes of Punta Tolotti and Campo
Lavei. The grapes were in good condition at harvest time.

Valpolicella DOC is located on the gentle slopes of the Montecchia di Crosara and
Cazzano di Tramigna valleys. Ca Rugate’s vineyards are situated in the district of
Montecchia di Crosara, at an altitude of 450 metres above sea level. The six hectare
Campo Lavei vineyard is situated on the hillside, where the vines yield 90 quintals per
hectare and are grown in limestone and pebble soils.

At the beginning of October, some of the harvested grapes are set aside to dry in
wooden trays until the end of December. The undried grapes were destemmed and
fermented immediately after the harvest. The dried grapes were added at a later
stage and were allowed to ferment in stainless steel for approximately one week,
prior to pressing, which took place at the end of December. The wine was then
transferred into small barrels to finish fermentation and mature in oak, for a period of
eight to 10 months.

Tasting Note
Intense aromas of black fruit and cherries, combined with a hint of spice from the
wood. The palate is mellow, balanced and rounded, complete with elegant tannins
and a smooth finish.

Corvina 45%, Corvinone 40%, Rondinella 15%

91 Pts, James Suckling, 2019


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