Recioto DOCG 2016 Classico Montigoli Della Valpolicella



Taste Profile

Full Body
Medium Tannins
Low Acidity
12.5% ABV

In Vineyard

The history of this wine is old, dating back to the ancient Romans and the famous wine Retico which was so highly praised and enjoyed by the Latin poets. Today it is symbolic of the viticulture of Valpolicella Classico;a wine produced after “appassimento” or natural drying and shrivelling of the grapes, and it is also considered to be origin of Amarone.

Located in the heart of Valpolicella Classico in the hills of Negrar on dry stonewalled terraces facing southeast, at an altitude of between 400 and 450 meters above sea level. Soil type: alluvial soils. Grass award between vines. Training system: Pergoletta Veronese. Age of vines in production: 20 years. Buds per vine: 16. Planting density: 3,300 vines per hectare. Yield per hectare: 44 hl.

In Cellar

Harvest: in the last week of September exclusively by hand. Appassimento (drying) in stores for 120 days. Vinification: destemmed, then gentle pneumatic pressing at the beginning of January. Fermentation at a temperature from 12° to 23° C. Maceration for 20 days with manual punch-down of cap 3 times a day.
Malolactic fermentation completed. Maturation in stainless steel vats for 6 months and then in bottle for 4 months. Stabilization: natural.

In Tasting

Colour: intense ruby red with hints of violet. Perfume: intense fruity Flavour: velvety, with warm notes of raisins on the finish.


All types of crunchy biscuits like Brisolona, Cantucci and Zaletti, and mature cheese with spiced fruit dishes.

Corvina – is widely grown on the Veneto shore of Lake Garda and the hills of Valpolicella to the north and north-east of Verona. Sometimes known as Corvina Veronese, it is blended with Rondinella and Molinara to produce Valpolicella and Bardolino. It can be a tricky grape to cultivate, as it ripens late and is prone to rot if affected by rains at harvest time. It is a high-yielding grape and quality is very dependent on keeping yields low.

Corvinone – is a red grape variety grown in the Veneto region of northeast Italy. Along with Corvina, Rondinella, and Molinara, it is one of the key constituents of Valpolicella wines.

Rondinella – is a red wine grape varietal predominantly grown in the Veneto region of Italy – and is an integral grape used in wines such as Bardolino and Valpolicella. It is often blended with the varietals Molinara and Corvina, which in 2005 DNA testing showed that Corvina was a parent varietal to the so-called Venetian grape Rondinella.

DOCG – Under Italian wine law DOCG is the highest designation of quality among Italian wines. DOCG stands for Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (Denomination of Controlled and Guaranteed Origin, DOCG).
Classico – A geographic term, signifying a traditional zone within the heart of a DOCG area. The original area that made the wine famous.
Montigoli – Montigoli is based in the heart of the Valpolicella region close to Verona in the north-east of Italy. Montigoli is a brand of Cantina Valpolicella Negrar which produces other famous wine brands like “Domìni Veneti” and “Cantina di Negrar”.
Valpolicella – is one of the most prestigious Italian winemaking areas in the Veneto region and is located northwest of the elegant Roman town of Verona (in the western corner of the Veneto). The region has grown far beyond the original classic area and extends east to Soave and west to Bardolino (next to Lake Garda).

  • Bottle Size: 0.50l
  • Alcohol Volume: 12.50%
  • Serving Temperature: 14 – 16°C
  • Residual reducing sugars: 130.00 g/l
  • Total acidity: 6.00 g/l
  • Total dry extract: 50.00 g/l
  • PH: 3.65