"CAPEL DEL PRETE"
Every single bottle of “Capel del Prete” Amarone della Valpolicella Classico D.O.C.G. Corte Merci is the example from the vines of Valpolicella Classica, which yield with passion, the work and patience of the winegrowers. A wine which rests in its crates when it is still a grape, which is then looked after in wooden barrels until it reaches the right balance of body and softness.
Deeply red with garnet highlights.
Austere red wine, dry but equally soft and persuasive on the palate. Intense aromas, clear hints of cherry preserved into alcohol and fine spices.
Good for meals with game, grilled meats and ripe cheeses. It is also a wine that should be savoured slowly.
Uncork the bottle 30 minutes before drinking. Pour into large glasses at a temperature of 18 degrees centigrade.
The vineyards are situated in the heart of Valpolicella Classica in the Negrar Valley in the hills between 300 and 500 metres above sea level, facing south east and south west next to Jago. The earth is clay and chalky with a good presence of rock fragments. The style of the grassy plant is ‘Double Veronese Pergola’.
We carry out the harvest between September and October, selecting and picking the grapes only by hand. The bunches of grapes are placed in crates, also known as “Ploto”, destined to be dried in the fruit sheds.
During the winemaking we carry out a destalking and pressing of the dried grapes and we empty the crates in which the grapes have been resting one by one.
Fermentation occurs in winemaking containers made of stainless steel.
Ripening and Aging:
The first months are for settling, that is the wine is placed in stainless steel vats.
During the second stage it remains in wooden barrels.
Given that it is a natural product, this data can be subject to variations.The product contains sulphites.