AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA
A plush Amarone della Valpolicella characterized by concentrated notes of
berry fruit and a delightfully full flavour. An alluring icon of the terroir.
Corvina, Rondinella, Corvinone.
Particularly fine vineyards in the valleys of municipalities Grezzana and
Illasi, and a part of San Pietro in Cariano.
ALTITUDE AND ASPECT
The vineyards are situated between 150 and 300 metres above sea level.
Most face south-west, with a few facing south-east.
TYPE OF SOIL
Stony marly limestone.
Verona pergola and vertical trellised with Guyot pruning.
In mid September, a few days prior to the start of normal harvest, the
healthiest bunches (25˗30% of the total) on the plateau are rigorously
selected and handpicked, placed on trays and allowed to dry for over
three months in dry, well-ventilated rooms. The super-ripeness and the
natural drying process of the berries boosts the sugar concentration,
polyphenol and aromatic compounds.
Pressing begins in the third week in December. The initial week-long cold
maceration and long fermentation for four weeks at a maximum of 22° C
boosts the unique traits of each lot, producing wines which are the most
authentic and exclusive expression of their terroir.
Following fermentation, the wine is aged for 30 months in French oak
with an average capacity of 25hl and in French oak tonneaux. Before
going on sale, the wine ages 6 more months in the bottle.
Dark red hue; concentrated, fragrant nose with top notes of cherry jam
and cranberries, followed by hints of plum, dried fruit and cocoa.
On the palate it is full, round, with velvety tannins, pleasantly fresh with a
long finish, with notes of red berries and an alluring full flavour.
10 years in bottle, laid down in a dark cellar.
Flavoursome starters, risotto and stuffed pasta, game, red meat-based
ALLERGENS: Contains sulphites.