Carra Superiore Della Valpolicella

GRAPE: Corvina, Rondinella, Oseletta, Molinara

CITY: Mezzane di Sotto (in Verona county)

SOIL: Clay, limestone. 492 feet above sea level

COLOR: Deep ruby-red with violet highlights

NOSE: Refined, elegant and complex, revealing all the characteristic perfumes of Valpolicella grapes: cherries, plums, herbs and spices

TASTE: Round and structured on the palate it surprises with very silky tannins and a persistent finish. The great but integrated acidity makes this wine food friendly yet easy to drink.

Valpolicella Superiore is a wine in between normal Valpolicella and Amarone. It is rounder and smoother than basic Valpolicella, having a higher alcohol content and lower acidity but it is not as full bodied and powerful as a Ripasso or an Amarone.

Valpolicella Superiore is probably the most versatile among Valpolicella wines; can be easily paired with an incredibly wide variety of dishes: tasty pastas and risottos, cheese, meat dishes and tasteful fish like grilled salmon, fried cod or baked tuna.