The “Scriani” vineyards are in the heart of the area called Valpolicella Classica and the main, privately-owned ones are situated on a gorgeous hill called “Monte S. Urbano”. The land, which is situated at an altitude ranging between 250 and 400 meters above sea level, partially consists of somewhat flat areas, and partially of dry-wall terracing, and is characterized by a lively torrential stream along its edge, called a “Vaio”.
From the plateaus one admires beautiful and enchanting panoramic views over Valpolicella proper, and from certain points the eye reaches as far as the town of Verona on one side and Lake Garda on the other.
Agronomically speaking, the soil is composed of a clay mixture containing definite parts of Eocene gray limestone and basaltic tufa, which is particularly favorable for grapevines intended for the production of very high quality wines.
Winemaking: VINIFICATION: After a period of natural air drying room, which varies from 90 to 110 days, the crushing of the grapes takes place in 50 hl oak casks. Fermentation with the must in contact with the grape skins for 30-40 days follows without added yeast thanks to the integrity of the grapes. AGEING: Refinement takes place in 350 liter barrels for 16-18 months, followed by further 10 months in 26 hl oak barrels and ageing in the bottle for another six months. Manual harvesting (third week of September selecting the best sun exposed grapes).
- Colour: Intense ruby with a tendency towards garnet red.
- Nose and flavour: Pure and clean bouquet of red fruits and berries, cherry jam and cherries under spirit; on the palate flavours of vanilla, spice, liquorice and bitter almonds.
- Serving Temperature and Food Matching Serving temperature: 18-20°C.
- Recommended with: Robust dishes such as venison or roast meats and very mature cheeses, but is also a great sipping wine.