2017 Classico Ca' La Bionda

Colour Red
Origin Italy, Veneto
Other Certified Organic
Classification Classico
ABV 16%

Forget what you think you know about Amarone! Working only with indigenous varieties, this is a classic blend of 70% Corvina, 20% Corvinone, 10% Rondinella and Molinara. Fruit is hand harvested from terraced vineyards, on average two weeks before many of their neighbouring producers, which ensures the fruit doesn’t become overripe during the raisining process. The must ferments happily with its native yeast in stainless steel at a low, ambient temperature. It then sees 36 months in 3000L used oak and another 8 months in bottle before release. The Castellanis have captured magic in a bottle, for all that Amarone is full and rich, there is freshness and tension to bring balance. An absolute stunner, brimming with bright red cherry fruit and a tinge of almond skin bitterness on the finish. Must drink more! L&S (Sept 2023)

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Ca' La Bionda

We have long been on the search for a great source of top Valpolicella and so when a recommendation came our way from not just Fabio Alessandria at Burlotto, but also Christoph Kunzli at Le Piane we sat up and took note and we loved what we tasted. Ca' la Bionda was established in the commune of Marano di Valpolicella in 1902 by Pietro Castellani a dedicated grape grower and winemaker. Today the fourth generation of the family run the estate along organic lines (certified since 2016) and have recently refurbished the winery to make use of gravity rather than pumps to move the musts and wine. Vineyards have had traditional Marogne (dry stone walls) re-established to give greater exposure to purely autochthonous varieties (Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, Molinara). Ferments are with purely wild yeasts and Suplhur usage is kept to a minimum.

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