“There is a mountain in Valpolicella called Sant’Urbano. This mountain is located between the towns of Marano and Fumane, where a lava flow from the Eocene begins. This soil is unique in that it has basalt components mixed with limestone shale. This promotes the development of grapes that are loaded with extracts, structure and great aromatic finesse. From this mountain of vineyards come both the Amarone grapes and the skins that Cà Dei Maghi uses to produce one of the wines that best reflects their idea of CRU (high quality vineyards): Classico Superiore Ripasso Etichetta Oro.”
Winery: Cà Dei Maghi
Wine: Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ripasso “Canova”
Grape variety: Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, Molinara
Region/Area: Valpolicella (Verona)
Type: Dry red wine
Soil: Calcareous, Volcanic
Closure: Natural cork
Serving temperature: 16° C
Laying potential: Long shelf life, but no data available yet
First of all, the Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ripasso “Canova” is made from fresh grapes and amarone ripasso. To clarify, these are both from the same vineyard. Finally, the wine matures in large barrels for 48 months.
In the glass, this wine from Cà Dei Maghi has a ruby red color with light garnet reflections.
Examples of the aromas of this wine are ripe fruit, macerated flowers in spirits, black olive, wild mint, cinchona and rhubarb… In short, these are just a few examples that come to mind when we talk about this wine. Most importantly, this is a wine that comes from the heart.
On the palate, this Ripasso “Canova” has great finesse and elegance. Yet this wine is sometimes visceral and sober. Basically, this is a heraldic Ripasso made from a few freestanding vines.
Firstly, because of its great taste, this excellent wine can be combined with a wide range of dishes. But it is best combined with special dishes that take time and passion, such as long-cooked meat.
“Anyone who has gone through the other reds of Cà dei Maghi (hopefully in liquid form) already knows that it is also good here. Light-footedness all the way. Winemaker Paolo Creazzi does not create melancholy, emphatic, weight-lifting wines.
This Canova ripasso also has elegance and light-footedness as its signature . Not too sweet cherries, rhubarb softened with some strawberries, ripe plums, dried black olives, a bourbon flavor, the sweetness and smokiness plus the acids that function as crush barriers.
“Do all the flavors want to stay in there?”