Pinot Grigio delle Venezie Dop “Istà” 2019 and Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso Dop “Monterè” 2018 from Ca’ De’ Rocchi have been included in the Verona Top 100, Guida ai Vini di Verona 2021, published by Athesis S.p.A. and on sale from October with L’Arena.
The wines – the best 100 of the Verona province – were selected by the three most famous AIS sommeliers in the region: Enrico Fiorini (best professional sommelier of the Veneto 2014), Gianluca Boninsegna (best professional sommelier of the Veneto 2015) and Marco Scandogliero (best sommelier of the Veneto 2016).
Pinot Grigio delle Venezie Dop “Istà”
100% Pinot Grigio from well-exposed hill vineyards in the Val d’Adige area, the best grapes are harvested by hand. They are then crushed and destemmed, soft pressed, fermented at a controlled temperature (14-18°C) and aged in steel casks. A straw-yellow colour with greenish highlights, it has a fruity and floral aroma: peaches, pineapples and hints of white flowers. Fresh, elegant and soft on the palate (12.5%) with a good persistence. Perfect with summer dishes, fish, shellfish or as an aperitif. To be served chilled at 8-10°C.
Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso Dop “Monterè”
Blend of Corvina, Corvinone and Rondinella, the grapes come from selected vineyards in Valpolicella, sorted by hand in early October. They are then soft-crushed and destemmed, fermented with pressing at 20-24°C and soft pressed. The wine obtained in late December is added (“ripassato”) to Amarone skins. Ageing is carried out in 5-20 hl French and American oak barrels for 12 months. A bright deep red colour, with an aroma of red fruits and of plums and black cherries in particular, spicy hints and a slight balsamic note. Structured 14% wine with an assertive palate and soft tannin. Particularly suitable for autumn risottos (mushroom, radicchio or Tastasal risotto), pasta and beans, various roasts or stews and boiled meats with “pearà” (side sauce typical of the humble Verona cuisine). To be served at room temperature (20°C)
The cellar award ceremony with the handing out of official certificates was held on Friday, 9th October 2020 at 6 pm at Teatro Nuovo in Verona.