Valpolicella Superiore Idea Bacco
Harmonius, Intense, Rich, Structured
Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella
Azienda Agricola Vicentini
Idea Bacco has lovely depth and a great combination of dark chocolate, spice and dark red fruits while the tannins are soft and gently drying.
Idea Bacco is Valpolicella Superiore made in the Amarone style. The grapes are set aside after harvest to dry on racks for several months. This allows the flavours and sugars to intensify as the grapes lose as much as 40% of their weight in water.
As the Vicentini's winery is based in Soave and not in Valpolicella, they cannot legally label this wine Amarone - which means you are getting an Amarone (style) wine at a very good price!
The family Vicentini produce their well regarded wines in the Val d‘Illarsi, in the Soave and Valpolicella region. Agostino works with his wife Teresa and their children Emanuele and Francesca, and they produce wines from three very distinct terroirs, at two very different altitudes. The first terroir is on volcanic rock within the Valle dei Ciliegi (valley of cherries), this land is largely responsible for their Valpolicella and Soave Casale. The second is on limestone in the commune of Terrelunghe, where Garganega and Trebbiano di Soave are grown.
Both of these terroirs are at relatively low altitudes, under 100m above sea level. The Valpolicella, Piazzo di Campiano comes from one of the highest vineyards in Valpolicella, at an altitude of over 400m. The rock is limestone with pitifully thin topsoils, only local red varieties are planted here and this is where Agostino’s father and his family moved away from a few years before the second world war. It was a very difficult time, where poverty and hunger forced many families to emigrate.
Agostino was early to bottle his own wines and was also the first to return to viticulture in Campiano; those very same hills whose fortunes have now changed, thanks to a combination of climate change and a total transformation in the way the world enjoys wine, high altitude red is now treasured.https://www.facebook.com/vicentiniagostino/