2018 Graziano Pra’ Valpolicella, La Morandina, DOC
ORIGIN: Veneto, Italy
GRAPE: Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, Oseleta
Special Notes: Best served slightly chilled 14-15c
Graziano Prà has been part of the company since the early 80s but it was his father and grandfather who sealed his fate as winemaker. Regions such as Monte Grande and Monte Bisson in Soave and Morandina in Valpolicella have risen to international fame thanks to him; small esteemed Crus located in strong viticulture areas. The principles that have shaped his story are quintessence and respect for the land. Purity is a keyword to describe Graziano’s wines. He is still in charge of winemaking decisions and, in the wine cellar, he prefers the exaltation of the fruit.
Research and innovation are inspired by the enhancement of the high quality of grapes coming from the field. From the beginning, his production choice to only use local vine varieties reflects Graziano’s strong belief in the potential quality of local grapes and for the enhancement of the territory.
Bright red color with tints of purple. The mineral notes in the wine are accentuated with the period of maturation in the bottle. The nose is of sharp spice and berries. On the palate it has good acidity and freshness. The persistent tannins give harmony to the wine. An aftertaste of black pepper and currant. Ideal served slightly cooled to 14-15°
Tasting Notes: fresh style of Amarone with aging potential.
Food Recommendation: Smoked meats, grilled beef and fatty meats.