Corte Sant’ Alda is fast becoming one of the top-flight producers of Valpolicella and Amarone. It is owned by Marinella Camerani and is named after her daughter, Alda. Marinella has 15 hectares of certified organic vineyards located in the foothills of the Lessini Mountains, near the town of Mezzane, about 30km north-east of Verona.
Each wine at Corte Sant’Alda comes from a specific vineyard, chosen according to the specific grape variety, the vine’s age and the preferred training system – so as to ensure a well-defined quality.
The Mithas name is reserved for the very finest wines produced by Marinella. The Mithas wines all come from fruit from the superior, two hectare, Macie vineyard which is rich in humus.
Aged in French oak, the wine shows a super toasty and intense personality with bold aromas of barbecue smoke, mesquite, sandalwood, sweet cherry and church incense that set it apart. It is fast approaching integration, but still needs more time. Drink 2015-2025. [91 points, robertparker.com]