Monte dall’Ora Valpolicella Classico Saseti
PRODUCER: When Alessandra and Carlo Venturini first discovered Monte dall’Ora it was love at first sight. As children of farmers, they were excited and challenged by the hard work it was going to take to restore these ancient vineyards. Located in Castellroto, in the hills outside of Verona, the vineyards of Monte dall’Ora are planted on a base of limestone soil and form a natural amphitheater facing southeast towards the city. In fact, portions of their vineyards are planted on ancient dry stone terraces called marogna, a design in which large stones form the exterior support structure and smaller stones form a spit of land in the interior. This brittle stone, in which fossils and petrified shells can be found, allows for excellent drainage and deep penetration of the vines.
WINEMAKING: The Venturinis are firm adherents to biodynamic principles. As such, they encourage the growth of biodiversity by planting herbs such as rosemary and lavender in the summer, and sowing cereals in the winter. In addition, Alessandra and Carlo have emphasized traditional and native grape varieties wherever possible to give originality and typical wines. Fermentation is spontaneous, indigenous yeasts, gentle extraction, fermented in stainless steel, matured in the same tanks for 5 months, unfiltered and unfined.
TASTING NOTES: Ruby red with purple reflections. The nose expresses red fruit and cherry with notes of mint. The palate is juicy, fresh and light.