Luigi Righetti Recioto Della Valpolicella Classico is a dark, dense and creamy Dessert Wine. The small amount of tannins are ripe and smooth. Whilst slightly sweet it is very velvety. the palate is beautifully ripe, juicy Morello cherries flavours and a hint of perfume. With a perfect acidity refreshes the finish.
In essence Recioto is a red dessert wine, not overly sweet but very luxurious. With notes of cocoa, sweet berries and orange this is a perfect a perfect match to the finest quality dark chocolate and red fruit deserts.
The sweetness and intensity of the Luigi Righetti Recioto Della Valpolicella Classico are entirely natural because the grapes are dried for several months before fermentation. This concentrates concentrating the flavours and gives a beautiful rich and opulent feel to the wine.
The wines from this vineyard are both Vegetarian and Vegan friendly but not yet certified.
Food Matching: This is great with dark chocolate, almost any berries and the high acid cuts through the cream perfectly. So try this with Blackberry cheesecake, summer pudding or a Chocolate Torte. Because the sweetness level is not too high this would also work with Venison or Duck in a dark fruit sauce.
Grape: Corvina, Molinara, Rondinella
Vineyard / Winemaker: Located in Valgatara, is located in the centre of the ‘Valpolicella Classico’ area. The Luigi Righetti estate is a small ,family run winery. Created by Angelo Righetti in 1909. Angelo soon a reputation as an outstanding winemaker. the family has focussed on producing quality wines offering extremely good value.
Th family have followed this tradition and Gian Maria Righetti is now a fifth generation wine maker carrying on the family tradition. The brand name was established by Gian Maria’s father, Luigi. Luigi took over winemaking in the 40’s and was the first in the family to consider production beyond supply of local demand. Today, Luigi is still active in the estate’s day to day operations and Gian Maria, took over winemaking responsibilities in 1985 and this remains a classic family run vineyard.