Valpolicella Classico Superiore
Reflecting the French concept of Chateau, Villa Della Torre’s Valpolicella Classico Superiore is obtained from the vineyards surrounding the Renaissance villa; the complex is located just outside the inhabited center of Fumane near the main road that starts from the city of Verona and climbs the hill.
The soils in this part of the Valpolicella Classica are made up of the disintegration of limestone-dolomite formations as well as basalts, morainal and fluvial deposits of volcanic origin. This enables the vines to access water reserves in different ways in the various stages of growth and development of the leaf canopy during the ripening phase.
The composition of the soil in Villa Della Torre’s vineyards is characterized by very important differences: the surface has a thin layer of topsoil with a good Eocene calcareous clay content, while in the deep layers, there are very evident deposits of white and blue chalk and sedimentary marls. The vineyard is located at an altitude of approx. 656 ft above sea level with east/south-east exposure. The vineyard was completely replanted in 2014, introducing guyot training and a plant density of 1839 vines per acre.
In choosing the blend, pride of place was given to Corvinone; this variety confers great finesse and an extraordinary qualitative balance to the wine. Its name alludes to the fact that both the bunch and the berries are larger than Corvina. The latter, on the other hand, exhibits interesting spicy and mineral nuances, good acidity, and structure. It is characterized by its elegant tannins, yielding marvelous harmony and excellent concentration. The grapes are manually harvested in late September and fermented in steel tanks. After maceration, the wine is aged for 12 months in oak barrels and then for six months in the bottle.