Bussola "Ca' del Laito" Valpolicella, 2012

Bussola "Ca' del Laito" Valpolicella, 2012

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Originally trained as a stone mason, Tommaso took over over his uncle’s Valpolicella estate—with its prized old vineyards in the heart of the Classico zone—in the mid-1980s. While vineyard work came naturally to him, he experimented relentlessly, and absorbed information and ideas from every source available. With each passing vintage, his wines came to show more polish, finesse, intensity, and personality. By the late nineties, his style had matured, and his wines had become world-famous for their incredible intensity of fruit. Like other top Veneto winemakers, he uses new barrels, but any hint of new wood is hidden by cascades of lush, opulent fruit. He farms nine hectares of terraced steep hillside vineyards in Toar (basalt) & chalky gravel soils. Estate Plantings are 40% Corvinone, 25% Corvina Grossa, 20% Rondinella 5% Molinara, Cabernet Franc, Pelara, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Dindarella. This wine is 40% Corvina and Corvinone, 40% Rondinella, 10% Molinara, 10% Other Varietals. Medium-bodied and fresh, with supple tannins and delicate spice and floral notes accenting flavors of baked plum, crushed cherry, smoke and dried fig.

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