AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA D.O.C.G.
Intense and inviting ruby red.
The characteristic hints of cherries and pepper are particularly enjoyable in this wine, followed by subtle nuances of officinal herbs.
Dry and well-balanced. The traditional acidic note combines well with the softness of the fruit to form a satisfying contrast and produce a supple, feisty wine.
Harvest: Manual harvest of selected bunches carried out during the second half of September
Appassimento (drying process): Naturally dried for 3-4 months in the drying facility. The grapes lose 40% of their original weight
Vinification: De-stalking followed by soft crushing of the grapes
Fermentation: In temperature controlled stainless steel tanks
Fermentation temperature: 8-22°C (46-72°F)
Length of fermentation: 22-24 days with daily periodic pumping over
Ageing: 15 months in oak (half in large Slavonian oak, half in second use barriques), 6 months of bottle ageing
Perfect fit for braised meats, wild game particularly hare, duck a l’orange, aged cheeses, or even try it with European lobster in tomato sauce.
Serve at a temperature of 16°C (60°F) and open the bottle an hour before drinking.
Ageing potential more than 10 years.