Tedeschi Capitel Nicalo Valpolicella DOC Superiore is made using semi-dried grapes, a method typical of the Veronese region.
Tedeschi has a long and varied history stretching back to 1824 when Nicalo Tedeschi purchased several vineyards in the Valpolicella region and, today, Tedeschi remains a family business. It is one of the foremost producers of Amarone, Ripasso and Recioto wines, in the Veneto region. In total, the family manages some 74 hectares of vineyards, of which 29 are family owned.
The grapes for the Tedeschi Capitel Nicalo Valpolicella DOC Superiore are grown on the Moraine hills in the heart of Valpolicella and the wine is composed of 30% Corvina, 30% Corvinone, 30% Rondinella, 10% composed of Rossignola, Oseleta, Negrara and Dindarella. The grapes are harvested into small wooden crated which are then left to dry for about one month a temperature and humidity controlled warehouse where they lose around 8 to 10% of their weight due to water evaporation. This has the effect of concentrating the sugars and flavours of the grapes. After fermentation and maceration, the wines is aged in Slavonian oak barrels for 12 to 18 months with a further 6 months in bottle prior to release.