Corte Alta Valpolicella

Region
Italy
Owner
Tiziano Accordini
Size
12 hectare
Established
1996
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Having worked with his father Stefano under the 'Stefano Accordini' label, Tiziano has now created his own label 'Corte Alta' in 1996, which combines their years of wine growing experience and fantastic vineyard locations to create some of the best wines in the region.

The Corte Alta range offers fantastic quality from their 'San Zeno' Valpolicella Classico, to the 'Tornidora' Ripasso and their two Amarone wines, which are some of the best examples of Amarone you are likely to find. Tiziano also has a fantastic sweet wine- the Recioto di Valpolicella 'Corone'.

Wines Available


Amarone Vigna Camparol DOC, , Corte Alta

Amarone Vigna Camparol DOC

Origin: Valpolicella, Italy

Situated near the town of Fumane, in the area “classica”, 550 metres above sea level. Volcanic soils, south west facing. Hand selected Grapes harvested during the last week of September. Withering in lofts for 120 days.

Vinification

Aged in new barriques of French oak (Allier and Never) for 24 months, then aged in the bottle for 8 months.

Grape Variety

Corvina 75%, Rondinella 20%, Molinara 5%

Alcohol by Volume

ABV 16.5%

Winemaker's Notes

Deep garnet red. Airy, complex, with hints of vanilla which suggest dried fruits. Lasting, soft, creamy, full of the scent of dried fruits.

Feritas Appassimento IGT, Rosso del Veneto, Corte Alta

Feritas Appassimento IGT Rosso del Veneto

Origin: Valpolicella, Italy

Situated near the town of Fumane, in the area “classica”, 550 metres above sea level. Volcanic soils, mixed with alluvium and debris, south east facing.

Vinification

Grapes are allowed to wither in lofts for 35 days before winemaking, then after alcoholic fermentation aged in barriques of French oak for 12 months, finally aged in the bottle.

Grape Variety

Corvina 60%, Cabernet Sauvignon 20%, Rondinella 10%, Merlot 10%

Alcohol by Volume

ABV 14.5%

Winemaker's Notes

Ruby red with touch of violet, great density in the glass expresses good structure. Pleasantly spicy with hints of red currants and mature fruit. Warm, soft, persistent with hints of dried fruit which is reminiscent of Amarone.

Valpolicella Ripasso 'Classico Superiore' Vigna Tornidora, , Corte Alta

Valpolicella Ripasso 'Classico Superiore' Vigna Tornidora

Origin: Valpolicella, Italy

Situated near the town of Fumane, in the area “classica”, 500 metres above sea level. Volcanic soils, mixed with alluvium, south east facing.

Vinification

A bespoke technique whereby the Ripasso is passed over the dregs of the Amarone and in contact with the grape skins for 10 days at a temperature of 18°C with daily mixing. The limits the production of Ripasso depending on the Amaone yields. Aged in barriques of French oak for 12 months.

Grape Variety

Corvina 60%, Rondinella 20%, Corvinone 15%, Molinara 5%

Alcohol by Volume

ABV 14.0%

Winemaker's Notes

Intense ruby red colour. Intense yet subtle nose with hints of spices and vanilla. Warm, full bodied with traces of dried fruit that bring to mind Amarone.

Corvina Veronese 60% , Corvinone 15%, Rondinella 20% Molinara 5%

Valpolicella Vigna San Zeno, , Corte Alta

Valpolicella Vigna San Zeno

Origin: Valpolicella, Italy

Situated near the town of Fumane, in the area “classica”, 550 metres above sea level. Volcanic, south west facing soils.

Vinification

Aged in stainless steel tanks, aged in the bottle for 2 months.

Grape Variety

Corvina 65%, Rondinella 30%, Molinara 5%

Alcohol by Volume

ABV 12.5%

Winemaker's Notes

Ruby red with hints of violets. Very intense fruits of the forest, cherries and raspberries. Begins with good volume modulated by soft and elegant tannins. Suggestions of spices integrated with inklings of mature fruit and good sapidity at the finish.

Recioto Valpolicella Vigna Corone, Recioto Della Valpolicella DOC, Corte Alta

Recioto Valpolicella Vigna Corone Recioto Della Valpolicella DOC

Origin: Valpolicella, Italy

Situated near the town of Fumane, in the area “classica”, 550 metres above sea level. Volcanic soils, south west facing.

Vinification

Hand selected grapes harvested during the last week of September are then withered in lofts for 120 days. We then age in small barriques for 4 months.

Grape Variety

Corvina 75%, Rondinella 20%, Molinara 5%

Alcohol by Volume

ABV 13.5%

Winemaker's Notes

Deep ruby red. Characteristic of dried fruit with hint of violets. Delicate, with soft tannins, sugars and acidity which highlight the withered grapes.

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