Wine Details

Tenuta Santa Maria Pràgal Rosso IGT

This IGT wine is a fruity, spicy blend of a traditional Veronese variety, Corvina, and international grapes, Merlot and Syrah. The Pràgal opens with an enchanting bouquet of red fruit preserves, dried roses and black cherries alternating with subtler tones of dark spice, tobacco and black pepper. The addition of partially dried grapes (Corvina) lends soft tannins balanced with bright acidity; this wine charms with great structure and persistence.

Region:

Producer:

Tenuta Santa Maria

Classification:

Rosso Verona IGT

Variety:

Corvina Veronese, Merlot and Syrah

Number of bottles produced:

40,000 bottles

Production area:

Localita Novare in Negrar (Verona) and Illasi Valley (16km east of Verona)

Altitude:

50-200 meters (164-656 feet) a.s.l.

Age of vines:

28 years

Yield:

10,000 kg/ha

Training:

Corvina - Pergoletta; Merlot and Syrah - Cordon-trained

Vinification:

Merlot and Syrah undergo cold maceration and temperature-controlled fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Corvina undergoes a partial "appassimento" in temperature and humidity controlled drying room until grapes reach desired sugar content (usually November, depending on the vintage). Fermentation is followed by approx. 20 -30 days maceration depending on grape characteristics

Refining:

Corvina undergoes maceration and six months refinement in oak casks (some also in barriques) for malolactic fermentation. After approx. 6-7 months, Corvina is blended with Merlot/Syrah base, followed by additional bottle gaining

Alcohol content:

13.5%

pH level:

3.38

Acidity:

5.28 g/L

Soil:

Primarily clay with deeper calcareous layers

Time of harvest:

Merlot and Syrah - 2nd half of Sept.; Corvina - 1st week of Oct.

Harvest:

Manual

Recent press reviews

91

Tenuta Santa Maria Pràgal Rosso IGT 2021

James Suckling (91)- "A very typical Veneto-style red with aromas and flavors of spicy red berries and a hint of potpourri. Medium-bodied with a silky mouthfeel and growing intensity on the palate, though all remains under control. Pleasant, bright and spicy finish."

92

Tenuta Santa Maria Pràgal Rosso IGT 2019

James Suckling (92)- "Aromas of redcurrants with nutty oak, floral and mineral notes, following through to a medium-bodied palate where it all blends in nicely, giving a good bead of fruit and lightly firm, fine-grained tannins. Nicely structured and layered. Long, fresh fruit and mineral finish. Enjoy now."

98

Tenuta Santa Maria Pràgal Rosso IGT 2018

Italian Wine Guy (98)- "Spicy and rich in the sensory profile, it shows hints of red plums, burnt orange peel and dried marjoram. Good body, complex structure and a crunchy finish. Drink now."