Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG Classico
Grapes Corvina/Corvinone 68%, Rondinella 27% and Molinara 5%.
Vineyards Our owned hilly vineyards of Marano and Fumane area
(Valpolicella Classica). The soil is compact and red on
Eocene limestone rich in calcium and iron.
Terraced lands with dry stone walls (called “marogne”).
Harvest Beginning of October by selective hand-harvesting.
The grapes are directly laid down either on racks or mats,
then kept drying for about 3 months with an average loss
of 30% approx.
Vinification Traditional soft pressing in January, fermentation and long
maceration on the skins with controlled temperature.
Analysis Alcohol 15,5%
Total acidity 6 gr/lt
Residual sugar 5/8 gr/lt
Dry extract 32 gr/lt
Characteristics Deep garnet red colour. Etheral, lightly spicy with sensation
of almond, cherries and dry plumes. Warm, full-bodied and
Maturation 70% of refining in Slavonia and Allier oak casks for 30
months and 30% in medium toasted barriques for 24 months, plus 12 months in bottles.
Food suggestions Traditionally combined with game or venison, grilled or
braised meat, very old cheeses. To uncork one hour before
serving, in large glass, to the temperature at 18-20° C.
Vintage Full-body wine to be refining for long time in bottle.