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Bertani’s story began mid-19th century when brothers Giovan Battista and Gaetano Bertani purchased some land in Quinto di Valpantena, north of Verona, in 1857. Although established 13 years prior, the first wine wasn’t released until 1870. Unlike most vintners at the time, the brothers owned both the winery and vineyards, giving them full control of farming and winemaking from start to finish. Bertani was one of the first to bottle its wines and export to foreign markets. Over the years,...
Hints of redcurrants, blackberries and cocoa powder on the nose, together with spicy notes of black pepper, cloves and nutmeg. On the palate a pleasant flavour of red fruit, sour cherries, concentrated cherry and black tea, followed by fine, powdery tannins with a coffee bean finish. It is a plush wine with good weight and the typical complexity of mature vineyards, though still young and vibrant.
Produced with grapes from vineyards in the hills around the historic winery.
After long cold maceration on the skins, a slow fermentation is started by native yeasts from the Bertani winery. The wine is drawn off still slightly sweet and is finished in a slow fermentation in wood. Ageing is done in traditional Veronese medium-sized wooden barrels: from 750 to 5000 litres which are made of chestnut and cherry wood.
- 91 Points -
Lovely aromas of freshly cut herbs, raspberry cheesecake, crushed stones and citrus. Medium body, fine and polished tannins and a fresh, mineral finish with cherry-compote flavors to close. 80 per cent corvina and 20 per cent cabernet.See detailed press review