Cà del Vént Ronchi di Brescia 2010 Lombardy – Italy
Beautiful Merlot from Lombardy. The complex nose reveals spicy notes of pepper, cloves, berries jam, cherries, dates as well as herbaceous notes, tobacco and cocoa. Hints of ink and rocks, leather and liquorice.
About the winemaker
Cà del Vént is a small, independent, artisanal, family-owned winery set in Cellatica, on the eastern border of Franciacorta in Lombardy, Italy. The six hectares of vineyards enjoy a west-facing exposure on top of the Campiani hills. With quite steep slopes this is a unique, windy and dry microclimate (Cà del Vént means “house of wind”) with a clay and limestone-rich soil. The domain is run following the biodynamic approach. No machine is allowed in the vineyards nor synthetic chemical products and the grapes are harvested by hand. Very low yields are produced and Cà del Vént actually harvests less than half of what the appellation rules allow. Compromises are also banished in the cellar where a very artisanal approach is followed by not manipulating nor adding anything to the wines. Cà del Vént cultivates the traditional local grape varieties such as the red Cellatica, Barbera, Marzemino, Schiava Gentile and Incrocio Terzi.
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