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Located in a splendid position, in the locality of Pilandro, a few steps from Desenzano del Garda, La Rifra is a family-run winery present in the area since the seventies, which has always shown great attention to quality, from the methods of cultivation of grapes up to the production of wines.
La Rifra is an agricultural company that deals with viticulture and wine production, dedicating itself in particular to the enhancement of the territory and the production of wines.
For the cultivation of the vineyards, the company does not use herbicides, works according to the methods established by European legislation, and strictly adheres to the agri-environmental measure 10 for sustainability and respect for the environment.
The fruit for this wine is planted at 70-80 meters above sea level and planted at a density of 4000 plants per hectare. The characteristic composition of the soil, clayey and rich in mineral salts, the mild climate and the proximity of the lake, contribute to obtaining a high quality wine production.
The grapes after careful manual harvesting in small boxes, are subjected to a soft squeezing followed by traditional vinification methods and temperature controlled fermentation designed to best enhance the aromas and flavours. Aged for 12 months in the tank and 3-4 months in the bottle, prior to release.
Deep ruby red in colour with intense aromas of raspberries, morello cherries and wild berries. Low tannin and a generous explosion of red fruit make this the kind of wine most Cabernet wishes it was. This is a classy easy drinking style which belies just how much flavour and quality this wine has. You’ll probably need a second bottle, juicy and moorish!
Roast & Barbequed meats, game and aged cheeses.
Drink in its youth but could improve with careful cellaring for 2-5 years.