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Ca Vittoria Appassimento Limited Edition 2020 (1x75cl)
Grape Variety: Negroamaro | Merlot | Primitivo
Bottle Size: 75cl
Product Code: ITPU0124B20S
Your price: £9.22
Previously named/badged as the Gold Release.
One of our biggest-selling red wines and the biggest-seller at this price point. It's easy to see why.
Fans of the steeped Valpolicella wines – Amarone, Recioto and Ripasso – will love this, especially as it does what an Amarone does at barely half the price.
This blend of grapes grown and harvested in the Salento area, with picking occurring as late as October. But it is less the varietals and more the winemaking process that makes this special: instead of the traditional Veneto passito method used with the Valpolicellas - in which the grapes are picked and then allowed to dry to concentrate flavours and sugars - the Puglian appassimento method sees the grapes left in-situ on the vines to dry for a fortnight, ahead of picking and winemaking.
During this period 50% of their weight and moisture is lost. After a rigorous hand harvest, the grapes are pressed and the fermentation starts; the skins are left in the must for a long period to extract flavours and the characteristic ruby red colour. Subsequently the wine is left in oak for about 3 or 4 months; this aging gives pleasant notes of spice and vanilla.
The effect is the same: a wine which has deep colour and a rich luscious nose and palate full of sweet ripe dark cherries, plums, vanilla, and raisins. Result: seriously fruity and wonderfully easy drinking. It’s a great wine for roasted and grilled meats and game dishes.
For this wine, see the blue link below for the fiche technique/technical note (some interesting translations) from the winemakers themselves.
Ca Vittoria Appassimento Gold Release 2019 - fiche technique
~60% Negroamaro, ~25% Merlot, ~15% Malvasia Nera.
This is a wonderful wine at an exceptional price.