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Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG

    • Description :

      Location of the Vineyards: San Pietro in Cariano
      Drying: Natural over-ripening of the grapes for around 120 days in fruit-drying sheds, with loss of 40% of their weight and sugar increase, many biological variations in the grape (resveratrol production, glycerine, etc...).
      Vinification: Pressing and destemming of the grapes around mid January. After ten days of cold maceration, yeast injection on a small heated quantity. Fermentation temperature controlled by mother nature, repeated pump-overs, soft almost till dry, final racking.
      Aging: After two more rackings, the wine ages for 24 months , 30% in barriques, 70% in Slavonian oak barrels, followed by time in the bottle before release.

      Grape varieties :

      50% Corvina, 20% Corvinone, 20% Rondinella, 10% Molinara, Oseleta and Turchetta

      Altitude :

      300m ASL

      Vineyard age :

      25-35 years old

      Exposure :

      Northwest/Southwest

      Soil :

      Volcanic-calcareous-gravelly

      Alcohol :

      15%

      Residual Sugar :

      6 g/l

      Tasting notes :

      Ruby red colour with garnet tinges. Ethereal, spicy, with hints of cherry, sour cherry, raspberry, currants, cocoa and balsamic notes. In the mouth the wine is warm, full, of great structure, fine and balanced. Excellent paired with game, roasted meats and aged cheeses.

Press Notes

  • James Suckling
    • 2020
      91 points
    • 2019, 2018
      92 points
    • 2017, 2015
      93 points
  • AG Vinous
    • 2018
      90 points
    • 2017
      91 points
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