Recioto is the sweet wine of Valpolicella. Hand picked grapes are dried for 120 days to concentrate the flavours and sugars, and fermentation is stopped early to leave 130 grams per litre of residual sugar. The result is a wine with a beautifully fragrant nose of smashed strawberry, with abundant prune and violet notes. It has a sweet palate of macerated red fruit and subtle spice, with a long finish of black pepper and strawberry jam. There is enough acidity to freshen the palate after every sip, counteracting the sugar content and making it a perfect match for chocolate and cherry based desserts.
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