Nevertheless the raw material, the grapes, more than anything else determines the quality of a wine.
On 2013 and 2014, i stocked a lowered quantity of grapes selected for "APPASSIMENTO" to produce AMARONE and RIPASSO.
This significant decision became necessary following atypical weather conditions with unusually high rainfall and insufficient sun in the months of July and August.
Backwards vintages 2006 ,2007, and 2008 were excellent.
My strong attachment to the land, my passion lasting over one 20 years and my meticulous attention to the vineyards, have led to the production of the LINEA CLASSICA wine. From the young,VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO to the very highest level wines, AMARONE and RIPASSO, TENUTA CHEVALIER exhibits with great flair its own unique and unmistakable style. Tenuta Chevalier is strong believer that wine is the “fruit of the earth” and therefore use only grapes from their own vineyards, taking complete care of every stage of cultivation.
LA LINEA CLASSICA
VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO SUPERIORE 2012 DOC
VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO 2014 DOC
AMARONE DOC 2011
CLASSICO SUPERIORE DOC 2011
Obtained from grapes dried in fruttaioIt has a very intense red colour with garnet shades and a perfume that reminds of dried fruits, tobacco and spicesThe flavour is very fruity and fragrant, dry but highly soft, with a full body, warm, invigorating and robustCorvina 80%, Molinara 10%, Rondinella 10%
Already an intense cherry red, the colour of this wine deepens with maturity. Deliciously spicy on the nose with a sweeter vanilla afternote and a lovely robust fruity finish. A well structured wine.
GRAPE: Corvina 70%, Molinara 20%, Rondinella 10%
This wine is born of the time-honoured blend of corvina, molinara and rondinella grapes using the traditional method of refermenting or "ripasso".
This dry wine has a delicat flavour of red berry fruits with a hint of spices on the nose. It has a soft and well-rounded finish on the palate which makes it the ideal accompaniment to casseroles and red meat dishe.
A ruby red wine,soft and round on the palate.This red has a sensationally fruity finish which makes it an ideal accompaniment to pasta and cold salami dishes.GRAPE: Corvina 50%, Molinara 20%, Rondinella 30%
EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVES OIL
A simple aroma with sweet bouquet. The taste is surprisingly rich and varied, with hints of vegetables and herbs. A slight hint of sweet almonds and spicy, well-balanced after-taste. Fulfilling, with a clean sensation.
BOTTLE 0,50 l
A white wine obtained from the pressing of Garganega grape, air-dried for months.Traditional fermentation follows on the grape must with 3 months in barrique. An ideal dessert wine.
BOTTLED: in 0,375
The colour is intense dark ruby-red, at times impenetrable; distinct perfume of dried fruits and cherries in alcohol that continues in the harmonious and bold flavour with an austere tone and a good total acidity
THE WINES OF THE TOP LINE HAVE BEEN PRODUCED ONLY IN SPECIFICS VINTAGES. 2006,2007,2008 were really good years.
I selected the best grapes to obtain wines that maintain their complex aromas,unique characteristics and expression of territory.