Amarone della Valpolicella
Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG
-Area: Romagnano — Valpantena
-Altitude: between 300 and 500 metres above sea level
-Exposure: South, southwest
-Soil type: Chalky clay
-Grapes: Corvina 70%, Corvinone 20%, remaining 10% made up of Oseleta, Spigamonte, Corbina, Turchetta
-Training system: Guyot
-Density and stumps/Hectare: 5.000
-Average yield: 60 quintals/Hectare
In crates from October to January.
Fermentation in temperature-controlled steel vats with 10 days’ maceration.
In 25-hectolitre Slavonian oak barrels and wooden French barriques for around 3 years.
Alcohol 16% vol. — Dry extract 44 g/l — Acidity 7 g/l — Residual sugars 7.0 g/l — Serving temperature 18/20°
Dense, purplish red.
Hints of chocolate, leather, with traces of red fruit and plums.
Rounded and enveloping with soft, balanced and persuasive tannins with excellent acidity that enhances the drinkability and the capacity for ageing.
A fine accompaniment to main dishes like game and roast meat but also with cold meats, seasoned cheeses and traditional dishes. Recommended as a worthy finale to an evening meal or for pleasurable meditation.