from the Tenuta Maternigo:
a Valpolicella DOC Superiore
Pedemonte, March the 25th
It's called Maternigo Valpolicella Doc Superiore, and is from the Maternigo property that Antonietta, Sabrina and Riccardo Tedeschi purchased in 2006. Last year they concluded the zonation and vineyard characterization study of the entire property, which provided information important for rationalizing vineyard management, and for identifying plots especially suited to the cultivation of the classic grapes of the Valpolicella.
One of the vineyards whose terroir, microclimate and exposure led it to being considered a cru is called Impervio, because of its very steep slopes. Its average elevation is 300 meters above sea level and extends over three hectares of soils derived from alternating pink marls and calcareous sediments. The microclimate is dry, with considerable sunshine in the summer months, and is also marked by significant day-night temperature variations during the period in which the grapes ripen. Because of this the grapes that grow in the Impervio vineyard yield wines it especially intense aromas, considerable elegance, and acidity that guarantees ageworthiness. The 2011 vintage of Maternigo Valpolicella DOC Superiore will be presented prerelease at Vinitaly. Consisting of Corvina (40%), Corvinone (30%) and Rondinella (30%) allowed to overripen on the vines until mid-October, the wine immediately captures attention thanks to its freshness, and its primary aromas, enriched by red berry fruit accents and slight spicy overtones.
Antonietta, Sabrina and Riccardo Tedeschi are quite pleased by the birth of this new wine, which goes to enrich their production, taking its place alongside their other single vineyard Valpolicella Superiore: Valpolicella Classico Superiore La Fabriseria. The two wines represent different chapters in the same story, which is that of Valpolicella and the differences one can find within the area.