Valpolicella Superiore DOC, Monte Zovo, Diego Cottini 2020
Azienda Agricola Monte Zovo, Località Zovo, Veneto
The Monte Zovo range is produced from across 140 hectares of family-owned vineyards to express the principal denominations of the Verona area - Valpolicella, Garda and Lugana – with their origins in the Valpolicella Classico area near Fumane. Diego Cottini is the principal winemaker, backed in Valpolicella by renowned consultant Riccardo Cotarella. They now own 50 hectares on the Tregnano hillside, home to some fine Amarone-producing vineyards (including the prized 12-hectare Zovolo plot) with the best orientation and suitable elevation. Diego is convinced of the importance of altitude for the production of high quality grapes; all the vineyards are between 450 – 600 metres above sea level.
Deep red in colour. On the nose the intense fruity perfume of morello cherries and ripe cherries enhances the spices: black pepper, cinnamon and cloves. The final notes are of barley and licorice. On the palate it is sapid, pleasantly tannic and well-structured.
Grape: 60% Corvina, 30% Corvinone