Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2012
Grape varieties: Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella.
Vineyard area: On the hills of Fumane and San Pietro in Cariano, in places denominated Rasso, Monte Tenda and Monte Crosetta. Here the terroir is characterised by a high rock content, therefore suitable for the production of fine red wines.
Yield: 7 tonnes (from 3000 to 5000 vines per ha depending on age and on growing system).
Training system: Guyot, double pergola, single pergola.
Harvest Date: From the end fo September to the beginning of October. The selection method is manual, as only the best part of each bunch is picked.
Vinification: At the beginning of January. Alcoholic fermentation took place in tronconic stainless steel tanks, at the controlled temperature of 14 C°with daily pigeage.
Elevage: In wooden barrels for several months and additional ageing after bottling, before being released to the market.
Alcohol content: 16,00%
Total acidity: 5,57 g/l
Sugars: 1,16 g/l
Garnet red color. Perfumed and elegant, with red cherry and plum notes, hints of spices. Great freshness and succulence on the palate, with lovely tannic grip and a red dried fruits finish.
Great with red meat, aged cheeses and game and also alone or with a piece of dark chocolate.