Valpolicella Superiore Mithas

Corte Sant' Alda

Pronunciation
MEEETH-Iss
Year
Current
Type
Red
Winery
Corte Sant' Alda
Region
Veneto
Oenologist
Marinella Camerani

Overview

The Mithas selection is a new style wine, in which a touch of “international” flavour is added to the wine. This is done through some viticultural practices such as using extremely low yields of fruit per vine and also via the use of French casks called barriques. In the cellar one finds medium toasted traditional barrels. There are French Nevers, Vosges and Limousin with various toastings. The wine is matured for 18 months in the casks. It is then cellared for additional time. The Ripasso technique is not used on this wine.

Wine Notes

Grape Variety
Corvina 40%, Corvina Grossa 50%, Rondinella 20%
Vinification
Natural fermentation temperature, maceration for 15/20 days
Aging
24 months in wood.
Alcohol
13%
| Appearance
Dark brooding red with violet highlights.
| Aroma
Heaps of red fruit and a hint of oak. Complex cooked fruits.
| Taste
On the palate the fruit is concentrated, round, full and harmonious
| Serving Suggestions
Soft to medium cheeses, grilled salmon. Pasta featuring wild forest mushrooms and roast leg of lamb.

Valpolicella Superiore Mithas

Suggested Retail:
$79.00
CSPC#:
702827
Available Sizes:
750ml
Bottles Per Case:
6

Reviews

The Wine Advocate - Robert Parker -90 points

The 2004 Valpolicella Superiore Mithas is a massive, brooding wine loaded with ripe dark fruit, licorice, smoke and French oak. The wine possesses superior density, and richness in a full-throttle yet harmonious style of Valpolicella. Anticipated Maturity: 2008-2014