Lena di Mezzo is an entirely terraced estate of 18 hectares that lies in the heart of Fumane, a splendid hilly zone with tufaceous, clay and limestone soils, in which we have sought to express to the full the interdependence between the terroir and the indigenous grape varieties that are the unique heritage of the area around Verona.
The average altitude is 250/350 metres above sea level and only the Pergola training system is used, with a maximum yield of 2 kg per vine. The choice of this training system was made to allow the Corvina Veronese and Corvinone grape varieties to have perfect exposure to the sun.
The vinification starts with gentle crushing and destemming, followed by temperature-controlled fermentation in small, truncated cone-shaped stainless-steel vats. After the first fermentation is completed, the skins of the grapes that have been pressed to make Amarone are added towards the end of winter, setting off a second, slow fermentation. Following this second fermentation, the wine is put into 30-hectolitre French oak casks for at least 18 months before bottling.
A dry red wine. Deep ruby red. The nose is abundant with cherries (both fresh and under spirits), plums, and licorice, along with spices such as pepper and cinnamon, and hints of undergrowth. The flavor is dry, fruity, pleasantly well-balanced. Perfect with red and white meats and roast poultry dishes. Delicious with roasts, stews, or braised meats and with hard cheeses.