AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA DOCG 2010
Known worldwide, Amarone is the noble wine of Verona.
The clusters dedicated to the production of Amarone must be completely undamaged, with grapes not too crowded, so as to allow the passage of air during the delicate process of drying that takes place on special racks, which are constantly monitored. During this period the grapes – Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella and Oseleta – dehydrate, thus increasing their sugar content and gaining flavor. After the crushing and the fermentation, the aging process continues in oak barrels for at least three years.
Amarone has a deep red color, a round and velvety taste, aromas of ripe fruit, almond, licorice, tobacco and coffee.
Moreover, it is a perfect match for wild game meat or roasts, but also as a meditation wine.
It is advisable to uncork the bottle at least one hour before use.
BOTTLES PRODUCED: 576
DENOMINATION: Amarone della Valpolicella
PRODUCTION AREA: Veneto, Valpolicella
VINTAGE YEAR: 2010
BLEND: Corvina 40%, Corvinone 40%, Rondinella 10%, Oseleta 10%
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 15.5%
AVERAGE ALTITUDE OF VINEYARDS: 400 meters above sea level
SOIL VARIETY: Limestone
YIELD PER HECTARE: 30 hl
SYSTEM DENSITY: 5.000 logs per hectare
TRAINING SYSTEM: Guyot pruning system
HARVEST PERIOD: Mid-September
VINIFICATION: Long at low temperature
FERMENTATION TANKS: Stainless steel
FERMENTATION TEMPRATURE: 22°C
LENGHT OF FERMENTATION: 20 days
REFINING: 24 months in French oak tonneaux
AGING CAPABILITY: 20 years
BEST TIME FOR TASTING: After 3 years of aging in bottle
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 18°C
BOTTLE OPENING: 1 hour before tasting
DECANTING: Not necessary
COLOR: Intense ruby red
FLAVOR: Red fruit in alcohol, small berries, spices
TASTE: Persistent, warm, tannic
PAIRINGS: Game dishes, red meats, aged cheese
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