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The long history of the Montresor family boasts illustrious ancestors, like the Count Claude de Montresor, the prime counsellor of Duke D'Orleans in France in 1600 (his writings, "Memoirs", dating back to 1663, are considered of great interest). At the beginning of 19th century a branch of the family moved to Italy in the Veneto region near the lake of Garda, an area renowned for its morain soils: here they found the proper environment where to continue and improve one of the main activities of...
Deep ruby red in colour. On the nose it displays exuberant aromas of almond and cinnamon. Dry on the palate with a very pleasant velvety taste and well-rounded tannins. Very rich in flavours of cherry, musk, spices and wood. The finish is quite long.
In 1969, Montresor arrived in the province of Quebec on the Capo Miseno ship. At that time, Giorgio Montresor was at the head of this astonishing Veneto estate. The Montresor family has since captured the hearts of Quebecers with its Amarone and Valpolicella Ripasso and hasn’t ceased elevating the Veneto wine category to greater heights. Incidentally, the Amarone has become a must for the Holiday Season for many families in Quebec.
Traditional vinification system of red wines. The wine is fermented in barrels containing the Amarone pomaces. Only after the luscious flavours of Amarone have been imparted to the wine, it is allowed to further age for 16 months in French and American oak casks and small barrels. With Capitel della Crosara, Montresor offers a warm, unique, traditional Ripasso. Due to the 16 months of oak barrel ageing, this wine pairs perfectly with all your Italian-style dishes…
- 90 Points -
- GOLD -
Marc Chapleau, September 2015
"Volatile acidity quite noticeable on the nose, herbaceous notes (geranium?) Also. Better on the palate, this Rondinella Corvina-assembly: the richness and freshness, with a nice tension, quality also tannins and a pleasantly astringent finish."See detailed press review