Amarone della Valpolicella Classico


Amarone is one of the oldest Italian wines.

In the fourth century AD J.-C., Cassiodorus, king of the Goths, describes a wine called Acinatico. Probably by chance, the production of a completely dry Recioto gave birth to this wine.

After obtaining DOC in 1968, Amarone represents a small portion of Valpolicella’s production. Almost nothing has changed since the Cassiodorus era and the production method has remained artisanal.

Amarone is a wine rich in alcohol, glycerin and resveratrol, a wine that can not be compared to any other in the world, even in terms of longevity.

Garnet red in color, with intense aroma and dry flavor, it goes well with game dishes, grilled meats and aged cheeses. Served outside the meal, it is an extraordinary meditation wine.

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VARIETY – Rondinella 30%, Corvina 60%, Corvinone 10%.

CHARACTERISTICS – Vines on a hillside in the heart of Valpolicella, 120 quintals per hectare.

VITICULTURE – In pergola.

HARVEST – Last dekad of September but can go until the end of October.

VINIFICATION – After a rigorous selection of the most exposed and mature clusters or more suitable for drying, they are placed in wooden boxes and driven to the drying shed. After a long drying (about three months) in a ventilated and dry environment, the bunches are pressed. The must is then fermented slowly with maceration of the skins for 25 days.

REFINEMENT – STORE – Two years in barrels, from 10 to 18 months in barrels and 4 months of aging in bottle.

COLOUR – Bright garnet red.

SCENT – Vinous and intense, alcoholic, ethereal, full, with clear vanilla hints and notes of almond and oak.

TASTE – Dry, moderate acidity, pleasant tannic background, austere and full-bodied.

SERVE – 16 to 18 ° C.


FOOD AND WINE PAIRINGS – Grill, spicy and aged cheeses.

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