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2019 Speri “La Roverina” Valpolicella Classico DOC, Veneto

This is a very historic winery, dating back to the 1800s that is now on its 7th generation, it is indeed a classic one for Valpolicella. The land is quite small with only 60 hectares of vineyards but is situated in the most highly regarded Valpolicella Classica area. And hard work pays off; it definitely paid off for the Speri family in 2015 when the winery achieved organic certifications for all their production, after several years of sustainable farming.

Since Speri is in the Classico zone, they have planted exclusively native grapes of the Valpolicella area, such as Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara. This is something they are proud of because all their vineyards are truly under their own management at all times.

Why do we like it?

This wine is deliciously fresh, with grippy tannins, elevated acidity, and a long finish. Aromas of red cherry, red plum, raspberry, and a slight prune and raisin nose. After this comes the dried flowers and a delicate chocolate touch to it too. The wine is still young, but it is ready to drink. It may improve from decanting, and make sure you chill it to about 15 degrees but maximise the fruit and floral expression of this beautiful Corvina based wine.


Grape           Corvina, Rondinela, Molinara

Country        Italy                            

Region         Veneto                                

Vintage         2019

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