Valpolicella Superiore

$59.99 x 6

Regular price $361.14 PER CASE
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Valpolicella Superiore
6 PACK, 750ml BOTTLES, $59.99 EACH
Valpolicella, Veneto, Italy
Rondinella, Corvina
Winemaker Notes

Older vines, up to 60 years, from hillside and hilltop vineyards; altitudes from 100-200 meters, soils a bright white, chalky, stony calcareous marl. Harvested by hand in small boxes. 100% de-stemmed. 24-36hr cold soak. Short, spontaneous (natural yeast) temperature-controlled fermentation with little to no post-fermentation maceration. Stefano likes to get the wine off the skins as he believes once fermentation is finished, there is little good to be gained by further skin contact. Picked in 2 tries, with about 70% of the fruit harvested initially and vinified "normally", then the rest of the harvest is picked up and dried until sometime in December in the frutaio. Once the results of appassimento are vinified, the lots are put into barili and botti for 3 years for maturation. Once it has finished maturation, Stefano, his wife Nicoletta, and their 19 year old son Alberto (studying viticulture at a local school and planning to follow an enology program next) taste each barrel blind and try to come to a consensus about what will make the final blend. Once decided, they give it a month, and then repeat the exercise to confirm their selections. The selections are assembled, the wine is bottled, and eventually about 30k bottles are released to the market. 

Valpolicella Superiore represents the biggest production of the winery, and is a wine that is extremely versatile at the table, and with 100% love cooked in.  

We deliver within the province of Ontario only.

  • Someone of legal drinking age must be present to receive the wine. We are unable to leave wine with anyone under the legal drinking age.

  • After placing your order, you will be contacted by someone from Lifford to arrange delivery. Most deliveries can be arranged within 2-7 business days, depending on your location within Ontario. Please note, we are unable to provide next day delivery on web orders.

  • Each order can be delivered to a single delivery location only. For multiple delivery locations, orders should be placed separately.

  • There is free delivery within Toronto.

  • Outside of Toronto and delivered within our coverage zones, there is a $15 fee.  This fee is waived if order is 3 cases or more or if the value exceeds $600.

  • For delivery outside of our coverage zone, there will be courier fees incurred.