PRA Valpolicello, Veneto,Italy, 2019
A lighter style of Valpolicella that is increasingly rare to find despite being remarkably delightful. The grapes are allowed to dry slightly, for around 20 days. Fermentation takes place in steel tanks with native yeasts. Aging is in used French oak barrels. Certified organic farming. Great mix of red fruit and intense green notes, really a banger.
"These vineyards, located in the sub-zones of Mezzane and Tregnano at around 450 meters, because the soils were formed from glacial runoff and they contain a high percentage of active limestone. So while most wines from this region are about power, ripeness and brawn, especially the Amarone, Prà’s reds have a bright freshness and mineral core. The straight Valpolicella “Morandina” is a pure joy to drink (think fresh, crunchy, Cru Beaujolais-like fruit with a bright, chalky core)." - Polaner
Enjoy with a variety of dishes like salumi, pork & stuffed pastas