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Amarone Classico Riserva

Production area

The Valpolicella classica region. Specifically, the best vineyards on the hills surrounding the towns of Negrar, Marano di Valpolicella, Fumane and San Pietro in Cariano. Obtained by the grapes of the oldest vines of the vineyards.

Grape varieties

Corvina e Corvinone 70%, Rondinella 30%, the grapes are carefully selected and left to dry for about 100 days.

Yield

Almost 18 hl/ha

Ageing

5 years in large Slavonian oak barrels

At least 2 years in the bottles.

Wine analysis

Alcohol: 15,5% Vol.

Total acidity: 6 g/l

Residual sugar: 3,8 g/l

Sensory impressions

Deep cherry red with garnet hues. An intriguing range of aromas of ripe red fruits, in particular: black cherry, Maraschino cherries preserved in spirit and raspberries accompanied by spiced notes of roasted coffee beans and carob and a balsamic hint.  The sip confirms the aromatic impressions and, even with this powerful structure, it is balanced, elegant and harmonious. It closes long and persistent, held by a good acidity and a lively tannic texture.

Serving temperature

16-18° C.

Recommended food pairings

To pair with stew as braised meat, game and aged cheese. Pleasant also as a meditation wine.

Longevity

If stored correctly, it can develop for a long time.

Curiosities

The Amarone della Valpolicella Riserva 2012 is the product of our oldest vines which produce our Amarone Valpolicella Classico. Normally all the grapes from these vines are used to produce our Amarone della Valpolicella Classico, but in 2012, an exceptional vintage year, we decided to experiment and hand selected the grapes only from the best rows of vines in order to monitor the maturing process which was carried out in wooden casks of 21hl. The result is the birth of a different wine, which is particularly soft and elegant, with, in our opinion, an extraordinary capacity for further aging and improvement in correctly stored bottles