Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG, Valpolicella, 2012
Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG, Valpolicella
Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita
Vineyards located on the hillside areas of Valpantena, north
eastern part of Valpolicella.
Calcareous, flaky debris and prevalently pebbly soil.
Dried grapes of Corvina, Rondinella, Corvinone, Negrara.
This Amarone is obtained from the best bunches harvested by
hand and left to raisin in wooden crates for about 3 months. After
raisining, the grapes increase in sugar extracts by 25-30%. At
the end of January the dried grapes are pressed and left to ferment
for 25-30 days. Then, the product is pressed and racked in
steel tanks where malolactic fermentation takes place. Afterwards
the wine is placed in small oak barrels where it ages for 18
-20 months, before bottling. Ageing in bottle for 3-4 months.
An elegant, full-bodied deep ruby red wine, with clean and vibrant
fragrances of currants, blackberries and sweet almonds on
the nose, with notes of vanilla. Warm and rich, with polished, silky
tannins and a long finish.
Excellent with grilled red meat, powerful game stews and aged,
rich cheeses. To be served at 18° -20°C.
Size 0,75 l e 1,5 l.
Alcohol 15% vol