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15 January 2019

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Riviera del Garda Classico Groppello DOC

The Riviera of Garda Classico Groppello DOC is a red wine which arises from the wine-making process of “Groppello di Mocasina”, an autochthonous vine of the Valtènesi area. It is grown in sunshine soil with a particular microclimate in order to gain a perfect ripening of the grapes; the compact bunches are particularly sensitive and an excess of humidity can be a reason of detriment. Only healthy and mature clusters are selected for the traditional red fermentation where grape peels are separated from the must after 6/7 days of fermentation. The wine is then aged in stainless steel tanks for 10/12 months before being bottled. At this point it can face a further ageing of 3/4 years. Groppello as a ruby red appearance with intense fruity aroma when young, tending towards a spicy overtones with ageing. The flavour is intense with a slightly bitter and herbal aftertaste. The suggested serving temperature is 18 C° and it is well matched with second autumn courses like grilled, roasted or stewed meats served with mushrooms and polenta.

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