MAI DIRE MAI is born out of the coming together of the time-honoured experience of the Pasqua family and the exceptional terroir of the Montevegro vineyard: the 23-hectare vineyard is situated on the top of a hill at an altitude of 350 metres between Val d’Illasi and Val di Mezzane, the soil of which is basalt and calcareous in origin, ensuring an optimal mineral content. An iconic line characterised by its elegance, complexity and unique palate.
The grapes are hand picked with careful selection. Following gentle pressing, fermentation takes place at controlled temperatures between 22-26°C. The next step is ageing in French oak 500-litre casks and 225-litre barrels (mainly new or second-use) for 18 months.
This is a wine to be discovered and that reveals itself gradually; austere on the first sip but then all its power and personality comes to the fore. Intense and complex, elegant and ethereal. On the nose, it offers overtones of tobacco, cedar wood, autumn leaves and balsamic notes On the palate, it is warm and intense with morello cherry, clove and coffee aromas, very fine and rounded tannins. Decisive, with high acidity and a long, enduring finish with spicy notes.
Hand made pasta or risotti. Red meat or boiled meat according to the Veronese tradition. Matured cheeses.
Size 0.75 l
Alcohol 15% vol
Robert Parker 2019 - 91 points
Jancis Robinson - 17 points