The name Recioto - the world's only historical red sweet wine - comes from "orecchio", "ear" (in the Verona dialect it sounds like "orech"). “Ear” called the top of a bunch of grapes with berries more ripe and sweet, because on the vine they are more open to the sun. At the time when Verona was part of the Republic of Venice, the nobility was so rich that only these “ears” were used to create sweet wine. The lower part of the bunch - "orrecchino", "catkins" - was given to the peasants.
The wine is a deep ruby red color with spicy aromas of dried plums, blueberries, cherries, coffee beans and chocolate. Full-bodied, voluminous and dense in taste, with a strong structure, silky tannins and a long berry aftertaste.
History of wine
Located on the terraces in the municipality of Moron, in the heart of the appellation Valpolicella Classico at an altitude of 200-250 m above sea level. The exposition is southeastern, alluvial and clay-sandy soils. The average age of the vines: 20 years; planting density: 3300-3500 vines / ha. Manual collection, drying of berries in special boxes for 130 days (appassimento method). Fermentation in neutral containers, malolactic is carried out. For 6 months in French barriques and 4 months in bottles.