Intense and inviting ruby red.
The characteristic hints of cherries and pepper are particularly enjoyable in this wine, followed by subtle nuances of officinal herbs.
Dry and well-balanced. The traditional acidic note combines well with the softness of the fruit to form a satisfying contrast and produce a supple, feisty wine.
APPELLATION : Amarone della Valpolicella D.O.C.
GRAPE VARIETIES : Corvina Veronese 70%, Rondinella 30%
VINEYARD LOCATION : Hillsides of the Valpolicella production area
SOIL CHARACTERISTIC : Clayey, calcareous
HARVEST : Manual harvest of selected bunches carried out in September
PRESSING : Soft pressing of the loose berries carried out in the first fortnight of January
FERMENTATION : De-stalking followed by soft crushing of the grapes
AGEING : 15 months in oak (half in large Slavonian oak, half in second use barriques), 6 months of bottle ageing
ALCOHOL CONTENT : 15.41% Vol
Simple Mediterranean cuisine, especially pasta and seasonal soups; appetizing entrées, including seasoned lard and hot toasted hors d’oeuvres with extra virgin olive oil, ham and sausages.
Serve at 15-16°C (59-60°F).