Valpolicella Superiore 2016 Marion DOC
After so much uncertainty, finally Valpolicella Superiore by Marion begins to express its true wealth of territory and vines; this wine wants to be among the candidates of this revolution, more concentration, more freshness, more complexity and in a form of great personal expression
- Valpolicella Superiore
- Vino rosso
- Production area
- Grape variety
- 10% Corvina gentile, 60% Corvina grossa, 20% Rondinella, 10% Teroldego e altre uve
- 100 mt s.l.
- North-south in slight decline
- Type of soil
- Calcareous with little clay and stone
- Type of harvest
- Manual in cassettes
- Harvest Time
- Second-third decade of September and first decade of October
- The grapes harvested in September are placed in trays for 40 days. Those instead collected in the first decade of October, are pressed.
- Aging of wine
- The wines obtained are aged in small-capacity oak barrels
- Serving temperature
- 15-18 °C
- Excellent with thick and spicy soups, courtyard meats, soft cheeses and sweet notes
- 0,75 l.
- Ruby red with purple reflections
- Aromas of small berries, spices and cherries stand out
- Enveloping, soft and delicate, with the right complexity
HISTORY AND COMPANY
The Marion Farm is located in Marcellise of San Martino Buon Albergo, a town about ten kilometers east of Verona of Roman origin. There existed, in the place where the parish is now, an ancient pagan temple dedicated to the God Bono Event, adored by the inhabitants. It certainly bears the name of Buon Albergo from 1146, the year in which it is mentioned in certain documents. The green valley of Marcellise, also famous for its cherries and wine, has established itself in the market thanks to its wine cellars. The headquarters of the Marion Company, family run, is in a Renaissance villa belonging to the Count Marioni and dating back to the sixteenth century. La Marion, founded in the 80s by Stefano Campedelli, his wife Nicoletta and his brother Marco, can count on about twenty hectares of property and others for rent, located in a beautiful sunny area. The vines have mostly been transformed into Guyot, a system used in quality viticulture, which gives an excellent yield. The owners pay the utmost attention to the preservation of the plants and to all the phases of wine production. The company can boast excellent wines such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Valpolicella Superiore, Amarone and Teroldego. He uses particular methods for winemaking, for example the use of dried grapes for the production of Cabernet Sauvignon and the use of Slavonian wood instead of barrique. The clayey soil and the mild climate that characterize the area allow us to produce excellent full-bodied but light wines, able to distinguish the production of the Marion winery.