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Amarone della Valpolicella Valpantena DOCG 2018

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Year: 2018
Pairing: Aged cheeses, Main dishes featuring meat, Cacciagione, Vino da meditazione
Alcohol: 16,5%Vol.

Product sheet

Product sheet
Wine type Red Wine
Region Veneto
Bottle size (l) 0.75
Variety Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, altre uve come da disciplinare
Produttore Costa Arènte
Service temperature 18-19° C

10-15 years

Grape yield 50 quintals/hectare.
Origin Valpantena (La Costa di Romagnano – Grezzana), 150-250 m asl.
Grape training Simple and Double Pergola Veronese.
Density 3.600-4.400 trees/hectare.
Production Area The grapes are grown on hillslopes and terraces, which extend up to 600 m above sea level, mainly in the 100-250m range. The substrate is made up of calcareous marl, is clayey-clay with a sub-alkaline reaction (pH 7.5-7.9), rich in mineral nutrients (potassium, manganese, calcium, iron, zinc). This type of soil guarantees a high fixed acidity which, with the same alcohol content and structure gives elegance and aging capacity. In the vineyards it is not uncommon to find fossils; the permeability of the soil is medium, with a low capacity to retain water.
Winemaking The grapes are harvested by hand after a careful selection to pick the most suitable bunches for drying. Once placed in the trays, they are put to rest in the loft for at least 3 months, a period in which they lose on average 40% of their weight. Enzymatic processes and the development of noble rot complete the drying process. Towards the beginning of December the grapes are de-stemmed, selected on the sorting table and then pressed. A short cold maceration. precedes the alcoholic fermentation which lasts about 2 weeks, with frequent pumping over. This is followed by racking, malolactic fermentation and aging first in tonneaux for 2 years and, subsequently, at least 1 year in Slavonian oak barrels. Refinement in the bottle lasts at least 1 year before being put on the market.
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The icon of a territory, Amarone is fully recognized as one of the greatest Italian red wines. In Costa Arente, we begin with a careful manual harvest, checking that each step is masterfuly carried out with craftmanship and care. Each nuance of our Amarone represents the know-how and stylistic code pursued by Costa Arente, aimed at expressing the natural elegance that the Valpantena terroir transmits to the wine.

Intense ruby colour. Seductive scent with immediate hints of dark cherry. The drying of the grapes emerges with a note of marasca cherries in alcohol that over time becomes ethereal, with spicy notes of black pepper, cinnamon and liquorice. Full and velvety taste, with soft tannin, with a nice acidity that guarantees longevity.