Ca'Rugate 'Rio Alba' Valpolicella 2019
Ca Rugate are famous throughout Italy for producing exceptiopnal quality wines and this Valpolicella shows why they deserve this status. This is a gentle red wine in terms of tannins yet it has heaps of flavour and goes really well with chicken, pork and hard cheeses.
The family business has been handed down through the generations of the Tessari family since the early 1900s. The Estate was renamed Ca'Rugate in 1986, taking its name from the volcanic hills where the vineyards are located. Now run by the fourth generation, Michele has brought with him a lively, passionate and entrepreneurial spirit. Considerable expansion has taken place in recent years with investment in a new technologically advanced cellar and expansion into the Valpolicella area with the purchase of vineyards in the hilly zone of Montecchia di Crosara. Ca'Rugate has been awarded the prestigious 'Tre Bicchieri' award rating from Gambero Rosso multiple times, making it one of the most awarded producers in the competition and has been hailed by the New York Times as one of the "Top Five producers of high end Soave".
Fermented on the skins for a period of 7 to 10 days and matured in stainless steel tanks
Ruby red in colour, with a bouquet of blackberry and cherries. The palate is supple, with light tannins and plenty of flavour
Ideal with grilled or roast chicken and pork and good with tasty hard cheeses.
Corvina 40%, Corvinone 30%, Rondinella 30%
Italy. Region: Veneto
Body Value: C (A is light, E is full bodied)
Residual Sugar: 3.4
Contains Sulphites: Yes