Ca' La Bionda is located in the commune of Marano di Valpolicella in the heart of the Classico zone of Valpolicella. Founded by Pietro Castellani in 1902, Ca' La Bionda has over 29 hectares of hillside vineyards at an altitude between 150 and 300 meters. Today the estate is in its fourth generation of family leadership. The soils of the vineyards are calcareous, composed primarily of marine sediment, which help give the wines a welcome freshness and verve. All grapes on their vineyards are grown organically — certified since 2016 — many on terraced vineyards, all of which are worked by hand.
The Ravazzol Amarone is a blend of 70% Corvina, 20% Corvinone and 10% Rondinella from 50-70 year old vines grown on the hillside vineyard of Ravazzol. Immediately after harvest in September and October, the bunches of grapes are placed on cane drying racks until January or February in order to dry out the grapes, concentrating flavors and helping to delivering the unique aromas and structure of Amarone. After drying, the grapes are fermented in stainless steel and aged in new, large oak barrels for 36 months. The resultant wine is rich and complex with flavors of sour cherries, blackberries and tobacco with fine tannins, suave viscosity and great length. Enjoy with slow cooked stews, char-grilled steaks, or on its own.
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