Le Bignele Recioto della Valpolicella Classico 2020

38 JD

The history of winery Aldrighetti begins in 1818 with the purchase of some lots around the locality “Bignele”, a place surrounded by the nature of the classic Valpolicella hills, near a small country village called Valgatara (which is now an outlying suburb hamlet of Marano di Valpolicella).

From time their family has been of following family traditions and has tilled the land with passion and devotion for years. The winery stretches on a hilly land, with 8 hectares of vineyards, located at about 300 meters above sea level, and is run by two brothers Luigi and Angelo Aldrighetti together with their children Nicola and Silvia.

The Bignele winery started in the early 1800s and have been experts on all things Valpolicella since the get-go. This is the specialty dessert wine of the areas, a Recioto that was made by first drying the grapes after harvest.

Tasting Notes

Sweet on the palate but with tannins, dark fruits, spices. Rich and delicious. It's plush and full bodied with lively acidity and layers of black cherry, blackberry jam, dried figs, clove, licorice, and chocolate.

Food Pairing

A fantastic alternative to port, sip alongside chocolate desserts or blue cheese.

Grape Variety: Corvina , Rondinella , Molinara

Country: Veneto - Italy


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