We won three silver medals at the Decanter World Wine Awards!
Ca’ De’ Rocchi Amarone della Valpolicella Docg “La Bastia” 2016 – 92 points
Grapes – Corvina, Corvinone and Rondinella – are harvested in early October. They are then taken to the Sant’Ambrogio di Valpolicella crushing cellar and stacked in special crates (plateaux) where they remain for the drying process until December. During this phase, grapes lose approximately 30% of their weight and sugar concentration is favoured thereby conveying more body and structure to the wine. Crushing and destemming follows, with maceration and fermentation at a controlled temperature and ageing in 5-20-40hl French and American oak barrels for 12-24 months. A deep red colour with garnet highlights, complex aroma with notes of red fruits such as plums and cherries, spicy hints and a balsamic vein with slight traces of chocolate. Wide and articulated palate with a good structure. Particularly indicated with stewed, roast and braised meats accompanied by polenta. Also ideal with grilled red meat and mature cheeses.
Tinazzi Opera N°3 2017 – 91 points
Three characteristics, one masterpiece. Obtained from a blend of prestigious red grapes, it is a wine characterised by three distinct qualities: full body, elegance and intensity. With a deep red colour, it has an aroma of ripe red fruits with spicy notes enveloped in a hint of chocolate and liquorice. This wine, explosive on the palate with an excellent balance and persistence, is Tinazzi’s forte on all global markets. Particularly suitable with stewed, grilled and roast meats. Also ideal with very mature cheeses.
Tenuta Valleselle Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore Dop “Rovertondo” 2018 – 90 points
Blend of Corvina, Corvinone and Rondinella, crushing and destemming is carried out in the Sant’Ambrogio di Valpolicella crushing cellar and is followed by fermentation at a controlled temperature for 8/10 days. In late December, the wine obtained is added (“ripassato”) to the freshly-pressed Amarone pomace rich in sugar to convey more body and structure to the wine. Ageing is carried out in 5-20-40hl French and American oak barrels for 12 months. A bright red colour, with an aroma of plums and black cherries well integrated with spicy toasted notes. Assertive palate with a balanced tannin. Particularly suitable for autumn risottos, pasta and beans and various meat dishes.
Decanter World Wine Awards event
Now at its 17th edition, the Decanter World Wine Awards is one of the most important events on the wine market calendar on a global level, for both its evaluation system and its panel of international judges. In the 2020 edition, for approximately 28 days, 116 internationally-renowned experts including 37 Masters of Wine and 9 Master Sommeliers blind tasted (in full compliance with Covid-19 regulations) approximately 16,000 samples, awarding the Best in Show prize to the best wines as well as platinum, gold, silver and bronze medals as well as a score of up to 100 points.
The entire list of the wines awarded at the Decanter World Wine Awards can be viewed at: https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/decanter-world-wine-awards-2020-results-announced-444058/