Pra Morandina Valpolicella

Pra Morandina Valpolicella

Fresh, fragrant Valpolicella from Graziano Pra's high altitude vineyards.


Country, Region
Italy, Veneto
Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella
Food friend
Roast beef

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Tasting Notes

A sappy, fragrant un-oaked Valpolicella with intensity yet delicacy from the low yields of the Morandina vineyards. Herbal and red berry aromas with notes of wild thyme lead on to a ripe wine with layers of raspberry leaf, licorice and cherry characters. Fresh, with taut balancing acidity and a bitter plum twist.

Producer details

This 20 hectare estate in the commune of Monteforte D'Alpone in the very heart of the Soave Classico district is run by Graziano Pra. Universally regarded as one of a handful of world-class producers in Soave who have revitalised the region, Pra produce 5 wines based on Garganega, covering a wide spectrum of styles and flavours. The most celebrated is the opulent Monte Grande, awarded 'Tre Bicchieri' 5 years in a row. Arguably the intense, incisive, unoaked 'Staforte' takes the range to new heights but for us the most impressive achievement is the delicious 'basic' Soave Classico, described in the 2007 Gambero Rosso guide as 'an absolutely magnificent wine of which every wine enthusiast should have a few bottles tucked away'. In 2006 Graziano produced his first red wine from the Morandina vineyard in eastern Valpolicella, in the foothills of Monte Lessini. The Valpolicella was soon followed by an Amarone. The vineyard, 450 m above seal level, had never previously been cultivated - and is not treated with any chemicals.

In the vineyard

After searching for the right site, Graziano Pra began the new millennium by fulfilling his long term ambition and purchasing a 13 hectare vineyard near Mezzane in eastern Valpolicella. At 450m altitude, the steep glacial slopes of poor, rocky yellow marl soil produce meagre crops and the cool nights ensure a long ripening period. No chemical treatments are used.

In the winery

During September and October the grapes are harvested, de-stemmed and undergo 15 days maceration on their skins. Delestage is followed by malo-lactic fermentation in stainless steel.

Food Recommendations

Excellent with roast beef, bresaola, spicy chicken and cheese.

In the press

"... a tasty, mid-weight wine with floral notes that mingle with ripe red berries. This delicate, feminine Valpolicella reveals unusual elegance and gorgeous inner perfume that continues to emerge with time in the glass. The finish is long, subtle and refined. Anticipated maturity 2009-2012. 90 points." The Wine Advocate, 31st August 2009

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