Tasting Note: Soft yet insistent young Amarone, spicy on the nose and full of black cherries, with a savoury hit of dried fruit and a final tang of sour cherries.
Food Matching: This is a “traditional Amarone for today” perfect for enjoying young or matching with modern cuisine. Excellent with duck.
Vineyard: 80% Corvina Veronese and 20% Rondinella. The vines are vertical-trellised and Guyot-trained, with a planting density of 5000 plants/ha. The Valpantena hills, north of Verona. The soils are calcareous-marl in the east and calcareous-clay in the west, rich in iron.
Vinification: Grapes are harvested by hand from wholly-owned vineyards on the hills of Valpantena cru of Valpolicella . The drying process is long and traditional to increase concentration of fruit flavour. This is followed by fermentation in stainless steel vats at high controlled temperature to extract fruit and richness. The wine is aged for 2-3 years in small oak barrels to preserve fruit intensity.
Awards and Press News: Gold Medal, Decanter World Wine Awards 2019