Mai Dire Mai
The wine comes from an iconic vineyard, in Montevegro, acclaimed by the critics for its Amarone Mai Dire Mai. The grapes are cultivated in a single parcel of 5.1 hectares, located in the most hidden part of the property, facing north- east. Shady with cool temperatures, this portion of the vineyard is exposed to the winds coming from the Lessini mountains. The grapes are hand-picked with careful selection. After a soft pressing, fermentation begins (which takes place at a controlled temperature between 20-22°C) with maceration on the skins for about 20 days. At the end of the process, the malolactic fermentation in steel tanks begins. The final step is the maturation for 16 months in 500 litre tonneaux and 225 litre barriques, both new French oak.
The nose reveals fruity notes with hints of small black fruits and berries. Balsamic notes, medicinal herbs and a hint of undergrowth are also perceived. On the palate, however, it is dry and soft with silky tannins and an aftertaste of strawberries and currants.
With its 23 hectare vineyard, Montevegro gives life to “Mai Dire Mai” Amarone, Fear No Dark and Valpolicella: a hill at an altitude of 350 metres exposed on all fronts, overlooking the Val d’Illasi and the Val di Mezzane with the Lessini Mountains behind and a soil of basaltic and calcareous origin that guarantees optimal minerality. Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, Oseleta and Cabernet Sauvignon are grown here.