Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2011
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: 17,00%
Total acidity: 5,10 G/L
Sugars: 1,35 G/L
Beautiful, concentrated ruby colour. Perfumed and elegant, with dark cherry and blackberry fruit with a hint of vanilla pod, cinnamon bark, and dark, spicy chocolate. Great freshness and succulence on the palate, with lovely tannic grip and a long red fruit and spice finish. Repays and deserves extended cellaring.
Red meat, aged cheeses and game.