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 maturing of the grapes in the drying room for about 30 days, fermentation takes place in 50 hl oak casks for approx. 25 days. AGEING: In barriques for about 12 months, and then in large oak tonneaux for another 12 months, and then in the bottles for 6 months. Manual harvesting (mid October).
- Colour: Decisive ruby red.
- Nose and flavour: Aromas of flowers and berries, on the palate a pleasing grass sensation with notes of spice and bitter almonds.
- Serving Temperature and Food Matching Serving temperature: 18-20°C.
- Recommended with: Red meats and matured cheeses.