The Paolo Cottini Winery

WeTaste.Wine Paolo Cottini

The foundation of the Paolo Cottini company, created by Paolo and Sara, renews the tradition of a family of the third generation of winemakers. Here the passion for the cultivation of the vine is at home, as is the love for one of the most celebrated fruits on the planet, transmitted in his time by his father Silvano.

The company is located at the foot of the Fumane hill, in the heart of the enchanting classic Valpolicella. Here it is also possible to visit the barrel cellar, where dedicated tastings are organized and you can enjoy the view of the vineyard hills that only Valpolicella can offer.

The vineyards of Paolo and Sara are located in two areas of the historic Valpolicella. One in Negrar, in the locality of Ca del Gallo at an altitude of about 580 meters and facing south west, the other in Valgatara at an altitude of about 250 meters with south-east exposure. Therefore both the orographic and altimetric characteristics, different and peculiar, are able to generate quality grapes with distinctive and specific elements. All elements that are clearly reflected in the wines produced by the cellar.

This is why our sommeliers have chosen these wines for the Magnificent tasting option. Now there is nothing left to do but… Taste them! And if you missed them please let us know !!!

Amarone della Valpolicella

Mature and complex wine obtained from the best varieties of corvina, corvinone and rondinella, dried for 90-110 days and vinified with the traditional method and aged for a long time in small French oak woods.

A persuasive wine that fully reflects the terroir of the area to which it belongs.

Alcoholic degree: 15,5% vol.

Vintage: 2015

Varieties: Corvina 55%, Corvinone 35%, Rondinella 10%

Origin: Castelrotto di San Pietro in Cariano (VR)

Yield: 80 quintals / ha

Training system: Veronese pergola

Harvest: manual, subsequent drying 90-110 days

Fermentation: traditional about 35 days

Aging: 30 months in barriques

Aging: 12 months in the bottle

Serving temperature: Serve at 18 ° -20 ° in large glasses.

Pairing: Suitable for autumn and winter dishes such as braised meats and stews but above all a meditation wine. Try it with an aged Asiago or a 48-month red cow parmesan, it will give you great satisfaction.

We liked Paolo’s Amarone for its finesse, and its elegant structure with a thousand facets.

Castrum

A name chosen to recall the Castle, a characteristic figure of Castelrotto. Round wine obtained from the best varieties of corvina left to dry for about 30 days.

After a long fermentation in conical Slavonian oak vats, it is aged for a long time in small French oak barrels.

Alcohol: 14.5% vol.

Variety: Corvina 100%

Vintage: 2015

Origin: Castelrotto di San Pietro in Cariano (VR)

Yield: 60 quintals / ha

Training system: Veronese pergola

Harvest: manual, subsequent drying 30-40 days approximately

Fermentation: traditional about 25 days

Aging: 20 months in barriques and 6 months in large 25hl barrels

Refinement: 8 months in the bottle

Pairing: red meats, aged cow and goat cheeses. Also proposed as a meditation wine.

We liked Castrum for its refined fruit and its complexity to be discovered.

 

WTW Sommelier – @afinarelli

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