Tommaso Bussola (500 ml) 2016 Recioto della Valpolicella Classico DOCG
Item Number: 16482
Sub Region: Valpolicella
Appellation/AVA: Recioto della Valpolicella Classico DOCG
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 35% Corvina / 30% Corvinone / 30% Rondinella / 5% Molinara
Type: Wine - Dessert
Bottle Size: 500 ml
Residual Sugar(g/L): 93 g/L
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Elevation: 280-450 meters
Tommaso is the master of Recioto, and even his normale can challenge the region’s elite.
Winemaking Notes: The grapes to produce this recioto are selected in the middle of September. They’re brought in the fruttaio (special drying room) and left in plastic plateaux to dry naturally for 4 months. 70% of the grapes stay there for 120 days while the remaining 30% stays for about 180 days. In January the first part of the grapes is pressed, and fermentation starts with selected yeasts after 15 days of maceration. During the next 30 days, pump overs and skin submersions are performed daily. The rest of the grapes that had been drying is then added to the wine starting a second fermentation which will last for 30 days. After this period, it is moved to a steel tank with its fine lees, where it completes its fermentation and aging.
Aging: 36 months in stainless steel tank
91pts (2017 Vintage) Wine Spectator 3/31/2023
"A bright, silky recioto, featuring baked raspberry, plum sauce, vanilla and orange liqueur flavors that are underscored by a savory thread of dusty spices and shy smoke. Long and lightly mouthwatering on the fragrant finish."