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Ca' Rugate "L' Eremita" Recioto Della Valpolicella 2013

Ca' Rugate
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$45.00
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SKU: CAR-LER-13

At the beginning of the 20th century Amedeo “Mideo” Tessari recognized the high-quality potential of his while selling his own wine in the family hostelry. From father to son the history of Ca' Rugate is rooted the land of the Rugate. In the 1930s, the Tessari family farmed cherries, plums, peaches and almonds. Not a great deal of Garganega and Turbiana grapes were produced and they were sold at the local markets.

Over the years the vineyards were extended, and Mideo's son, Fulvio “Beo” Tessari, who had just bought the vineyards at Monte Fiorentine decided to make a wine himself. New concrete vats and large-sized casks were purchased and the first family winery was started at Rugate around 1950 and production grew rapidly. Fulvio and his eldest son, Amedeo, extended the Brognoligo winery and invested in new machinery. The first bottles with a Ca' Rugate label were of 1986 vintage, and Ca' Rugate wines began to cross national borders.

In 2001, the fourth generation of Tessari joined the business; Michele, Amedeo’s son. He began a major modernization process for the business, both in terms of quality and organization. 37 acres of vineyards in the nearby district of Montecchia di Crosara in Valpolicella were purchased. Concurrently a new modernized winery was opened in September 2002 at Montecchia di Crosara, along the Val d’Alpone road. This strategic and structural growth was supported by a network for wine distribution, which today stretches to 98 Italian provinces and 42 countries abroad.

In 2009 there was an investment in the neighboring area of Lessini Durello and today Ca' Rugate is a business well-rooted in the local land, but which also breathes in an international climate. With a property of over 175 acres of vineyards and a production which combines respect for tradition with appropriate innovation, the wines are the fruit of conscientious and meticulous work, in the name of continuity and quality.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2013
Alcohol %
13.5
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Dark intense ruby red in color. On the nose, it shows black fruit and berry notes, with hints of wild herbs and spice. The plate is sweet, luscious and rounded balanced by velvety tannins.
Vineyard Notes
A selection of the best grapes from Ca’ Rugate’s own vineyards in the hills around Montecchia di Crosara.
Production Notes
Handpicked during the last two weeks of September, and laid flat in small wooden boxes containing an average of just 13 pounds. This allows good air flow during the crucial drying process. The grapes are allowed to dry gently in well-ventilated rooms for around 6-7 months, concentrating their flavors, sweetness and color. In spring, the grapes are crushed, fermentation starts with natural yeast and then the must is filled into barriques to finish fermenting. The wine matures in wood on its lees for 10-12 months before bottling.
Food Pairing Notes
A wine for lingering at the end of a meal. Lovely with cheese, especially gorgonzola; and a good partner for chocolatey desserts. Try it too in the traditional manner with the local “sbrisolona” biscuit (a variation on Shortbread). Suggested initial serving temperature is 50°F.
Other Notes
45% Corvina, 15% Rondinella, 40% Corvinone.
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