$30.00 USD

Clementi’s Valpolicella Classico Superiore represents fruit from a mid-October harvesting pass, comprising the same basic blend as the Classico: 65% Corvina, 30% Rondinella, and 5% Molinara and Osoleta. Here, after natural alcoholic and malolactic fermentation occurs in stainless steel, the wine spends 18 months in 30-hectoliter used French-oak casks, after which it settles in steel without fining or filtering and rests in bottle for a minimum of one year before release. Juicier, riper, and judiciously more powerful than the Classico, this nonetheless comes across sleek and driving for the category, with foregrounded mineral elements and mouthwatering acidity.