Valpolicella Superiore 'Camporenzo' 2016, Monte dall'Ora, Venice, Italy

mineral, rich fruit, spice
When Alessandra and Carlo Venturini first discovered Monte dall 'Ora it was love at first sight. As children of farmers, they were excited and challenged by the hard work it was going to take to restore these ancient vineyards. The Venturinis are firm adherents to biodynamic principles. As such, they encourage the growth of biodiversity by planting herbs such as rosemary and lavender in the summer. The Valpolicella Superiore Camporenzo has four months in oak; there is good weight with intense red fruit flavours of cherry and red plums with notes of hay and cut grass with supporting spice character and minerality.