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Secco Bertani

Verona IGT

Secco Bertani

Verona IGT

This was the first wine produced by the winery in around 1870 on the hills of the historic site in Valpantena. The first interpretation of a great quality wine in the Verona area, the Secco Bertani is still a timeless classic today and a milestone in winemaking, a true reference model. 
The uniqueness and prestige that took Italian winemaking to the rest of the world, earned it the royal warrant at the start of the 1900s.

Secco Bertani

Grape varieties and vineyards

80% Corvina Veronese, 20% Merlot. The vines are vertical-trellised, with Guyot pruning and a planting density of 5000 plants/ha.

Production area

The hills in the province of Verona. The soils are calcareous-marl and clayey, rich in iron and manganese.

Vinification

The Corvina is harvested by hand in the first week of October, whereas the Merlot is left in the vineyard to overripen through natural “drying” for 15 days. After destemming and crushing, the must is put in steel tanks for about 15 days, where fermentation takes place at an average temperature of 22-26°C. At the end of malolactic fermentation, the two wines are blended.

Ageing

It ages in medium-sized Slavonian oak barrels and in small French oak casks for about 18 months.

Tasting notes

An intense red colour with purplish highlights. On the nose an aroma of ripe cherry immediately grabs your attention, then evolves into notes of chocolate, nuts and herbs. On the palate it has an incredible balance of supple tannins that give it body and marry well with the acidity and the sapid and long aftertaste.

Food pairings

Combining drinkability with complexity, this wine goes so well with food that it can be paired with several dishes to bring out its convivial value.