Collect opportunity has arrived and all Valpolicella region is rising with action: grape gathering started not many days back and it isn’t abnormal to see trailers loaded with grapes along roads, heading to their wineries.

This year is considerably more extraordinary than any other time in recent memory on account of the exeptional nature of the grapes. Vintage 2016 will have extremely great, on account of good climate that have been on all Valpolicella territory.

“The grapes have significant degrees of sugars and great degree of acridity”, reveals to Guido Accordini, proprietor and oenologist of Accordini Igino Winery. “This year climate has been great: no inordinate warmth, temperature consistently beneath 35°C and the sun consistently beamed on the grapes during July and August”.

Amazing condiction subsequently, even gratitude to a dry and mellow winter, after which a blustery period, that went on until mid-June, has permitted normal underground water assets to top off bounty.

Extremely certain conditions for entire Valpolicella D.O.P. region, on account of which this year Accordini Igino’s grapes have incredible quality: free stuffed bundles, amazing to raisining, KMW higher than 16,60 and especially bountiful in anthocyans. Just best packs will become wines as Amarone and Recioto.

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Besides, this year the “Consorzio della Valpolicella”, the consortium that accumulates all the wineries and carefully controls reap and wine-production in Valpolicella, has diminished the most extreme measure of reasonable grapes for creation of Amarone and Recioto to just the 40% of the aggregate sum of DOCG-confirmed grapes.

Reason for this decrease is to maintain a strategic distance from the oversaturation of the most honorable wines of Valpolicella and to mantain, simultaneously, best guidelines. All things considered guidelines accommodate tighteded managements by Siquria assessors (Italian organization for food quality and detectability) and NAS Corps, to ensure just best creation conditions. Just the grapes that consent to exacting, gave and approved requirements can be utilized to deliver Amarone and Recioto wines.

“On account of these premises, we are expecting a vintage that would be on par with a year ago, or far superior”, says Guido Accordini,”Weather has been ideal and the collect, that has started on fifteenth September, is giving us extraordinary results. We anticipate to end reaping inside mid-October, after which the grapes routed to raisining will rest for at least 5 months and, toward the end, we will continue with vinification.”


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