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Amarone della Valpolicella Valpantena DOCG

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Year: 2016
Pairing: Aged cheeses, Main dishes featuring meat, Game, 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, other grapes as per disciplinary
Produttore Costa Arènte
Service temperature 16-18° C

10-15 years

Grape Yield50 qli/ha
AreaValpantena (La Costa di Romagnano - Grezzana)
Altitude150-200 m asl
Grape Trainingsimple and double pergola veronese
Planting Density3600-5000 trees/hectare
Aging2 years in tonneaux, 1 year in Slavonian oak barrels and 1 year in bottle
Total acidity5,8 g/l
WinemakingThe 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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Colour is intense ruby. The scent is immediately seductive, with immediate hints of dark cherry: the drying of the grapes then emerges with a note of marasca cherries in alcohol that over time becomes ethereal, with spicy notes of black pepper, cinnamon, and licorice. At taste, it is full, velvety, with soft tannin, not tired thanks also to the nice acidity that guarantees longevity.