Bertani
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Secco-Bertani


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Located near Verona in the province of Veneto in northeast Italy, Casa Vinicola Bertani is one of the regionís most important and influential wine producers. Bertani produces a full spectrum of the classic wines of the Veneto and has enjoyed a reputation for quality from the start.

Bertani was founded in 1857 by brothers Gaetano and Giovan Battista Bertani, prosperous wine merchants who believed that quality winemaking held the key to the future. The Bertanis invested their funds in buying some of the finest vineyards in the province and making their own wines. As a result, unlike most other local producers, Vinicola Bertani owns its own vineyards and so is able to oversee the entire winemaking cycle from start to finish.

Bertani owns vineyards and cellars in the Valpantena as well as land in the Soave area and in the areas around Lake Garda. The company headquarters are in the original cellars in Grezzana, north-east of Verona, where the historic vineyards are still to be found and where the work of vinification, aging and bottling take place today.

Production Area
Veneto, Italy From prime estate vineyards in the heart of Veronaís Valpolicella Valpantena wine district. The vines are cultivated using the spalliera method. Vines are trained using the Guyot method with a density of 5,000 vines/ha.

Grape Varieties
80% Corvina Veronese and 20% Merlot

Vinification
The wine undergoes 11-days of maceration in vats at a controlled temperature and with programmed remontage. In March, it is re-fermented over Recioto Amarone skins, following the traditional Veronese technique called Ripasso. The wine is aged 75% in large Slavonian oak casks and 25% in French oak barriques for approximately 18 months. It is then refined in bottle for a minimum of 90 days.

Color
Deep garnet red

Bouquet
Delicate, characteristic of mature wine, with scents of spices and nuts

Taste
Light-bodied, with bright acidity and flavors of cherry, ripe strawberry with a hint of dried herb on the tangy finish

Alcohol
13.5%



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