Snapshot
Vintage: 2011
Bottle sizes: 500 ML
Country: Italy
Region: Veneto
Appellation: Valpolicella
Wine type: Sweet / Fortified
Varietals: Red Blend
Varietal notes: 50% Corvina and Corvinone, 30% Rondinella, 20% Other
Vineyard: Sourced from various vineyards depending on the year.
Orientation: Vineyards ranging from 260-400m in elevation.
Soil: Toar (basalt) & chalky gravel.
Viticulture: Work in the vineyard is measured by the months and the seasons. In order to avoid excessive impoverishment of the lands, the various soils are periodically analysed and a programme of interventions with organic fertilizers is drawn up.
Notes: Tommaso Bussola began working at his uncle Giuseppe's estate in 1977. His uncle Giuseppe still works the vineyards.
Ratings
Publication: Wine Spectator
Rating: 90
This finely knit sweetie is long and silky on the palate, offering rich and ripe black cherry p√Ęte de fruit, coffee liqueur, Asian five-spice powder and orange bergamot flavors. Features a zesty, mouthwatering finish. Drink now through 2021. 200 cases made.