Ca’ La Bionda Valpolicella Classico 2019
A beautifully pale, delicately structured style that delivers intense strawberry and cherry fruits, floral notes and just a touch of hawthorn. The palate is fresh and supple, lovely red fruit intensity, with an undercurrent of mocha and a bright juicy acidity. Very immediate and undeniably easy drinking, but with plenty of flavour to keep you going back for another sip.
The Corky Verdict
Amy –A lovely Valpolicella from Italy. This is a really nice wine that would pair perfectly with red meat.
Sam –A really nice red, juicy fruit and medium to light in body. A proper food wine.
- Pairs with: Red MeatPastaCharcuterie
- Year: 2019
- Category: Medium Body
- Location: Veneto, Italy
- Type: Corvina 70%, Corvinone 20%, Rondinella and Molinara 10%
- Percentage: 12.5% ABV
- Fermentation: Fermentation in steel at controlled temperature with maceration on the skins for 10 day.
Ca’ la Bionda was established in the commune of Marano di Valpolicella in 1902 by Pietro Castellani a dedicated grape grower and winemaker. Today the fourth generation of the family run the estate along organic lines (certified since 2016) and have recently refurbished the winery to make use of gravity rather than pumps to move the musts and wine. Vineyards have had traditional Marogne (dry stone walls) re-established to give greater exposure to purely autochthonous varieties (Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, Molinara). Ferments are with purely wild yeasts and Suplhur usage is kept to a minimum.