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Marion Borgo Valpolicella 2021

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    The Marion Farm, located in the unspoilt Marcellise valley east of Verona, is a small family run property managed by Stefano Campedelli, his wife Nicoletta and her brother Marco and their two sons. Acquired in the late 80’s, the first task the Campedeli family set about to change was the overall vineyard health and lower yields all with the goal of improving overall fruit quality. During this periodfruit was sold to local co-ops until 1993 when Stefano met Celestino GaspariUnder the guidance of the ex-cellar master at Guiseppe Quintarelli and current adviser to Romano dal Forno, Marion was born.

    Starting with the 1996 vintage producing a mere 5 barrelsStefano & Celestino set about creating unique expression that paid tribute to the massive potential of the region that was being explored by Marion’s contemporaries at the time. Marion only works with the fruit of their own vineyards, hand picking each parcel of vineyard and vinifying individually to allow each varietal to develop its own unique character before blending. 

    Marion Borgo Valpolicella is exclusively made up of native varietals. Corvina (Elegance), Corvinone (Muscle), Rondinella (Perfume) and ancient native varietal Oseleta vinified in stainless steel tanks, all four varietals co-fermented together. Then pressed off, 80% remains in tank with the remaining wine moved into large format seasoned oak (3000ltr) for a total 12 months before bottling.

    There is no Appassimento (dried grapes) in this wine. A pure expression of Stephano & Nicoletta’s vineyards with little to no winemaker intervention.

    The Finer Details
    Style - Red Wine
    Varietal - Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, Oseleta
    Country - Italy
    Region - Veneto
    Vintage - 2021
    Bottle Size - 750ml
    ABV - 12.5%
    Closure - Cork