REGION: Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG – Veneto
GRAPES: Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, Oseleta, Molinara and Croatina, only own grapes, hand selected from Cru Monte La Parte.
SOIL TYPE: Calcareous, tufaceous.
WINEMAKING: A rigorous selection identify the best bunches and are stored in fruttaio (Dryining room). The drying process, all natural without the use of air conditioning system, lasts longer than 3 months with a weight loss of up to 35%. After a cold maceration of 15 days, the slow fermentation lasting at least a month takes place in stainless steel thanks with controlled temperatures never exceeding 20°C. The soft remontage and delestage tecnique allows the maximum extracion of polyphenolic compounds. The wine is refined in 30 hl French oak barrels for at least 5 years.
After this, the wine is transferred to stainless steel tanks for an extra few month before bottling. Spend and extra year in bottle before being released.
TASTING NOTES: Red ruby colour with shades of orange. Nose reveals notes of ripe fruit such as black cherry, raspberry and plum with hints of mint and eucalyptus. Full bodied, well structured with elegant tannins, fruity notes of red berries combined with liquorice and tobacco. Dense, complex and an ever persistent after taste.
FOOD PAIRINGS: Wine of great structure, it will be a good combination with red meat and game dishes. Excellent with “Salame” or matured or semi-matured cheeses.
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