Amarone is called the king of the Italian wines and it is considered as one of the best wines in the world. It is a noble and complex wine.
Terroir is everything. The Amarone comes from Valpolicella, a valley located East of Verona, and produced from 4 grape varieties: Corvina (Corvina Veronese and Corvinone), Rondinella and Rossignola.
There are only 5,000 hectares that can boast the label Amarone DOCG. It’s about stony terrains rich of salt minerals such as the Cru “Le Bessole”, located in Colline di Morona, a hilly area between San Pietro in Cariano and Negrar.
The specification (the law that regulates the Amarone production) is very strict: it states that the production of grapes must not exceed 12 tons per hectare.
Amarone is a noble wine with a unique and different personality from year to year.
A great character and personality, the wine boasts an intense garnet color, black cherry and raspberry aromas, spicy notes and liquorice. The mouth is full and persistent, soft and smooth with a good structure. A precious and elegant Amarone, drinkable in every situation, glass after glass.
|Vintage:||2013||Grape Varietals:||65% Corvina Veronese, 20% Rondinella, 10% Corvinone, 5% Rossignola||ABV:||15%|
|Aging:||Aged in Oak barrels for a minimum of 36 months (1/3 French Oak Barrels - 1/3 American oak barrel - 1/3 Foudre)|
The grapes are generally harvested in the first two weeks of October. They are laid on racks in single layers to allow a better air circulation. The grapes start to dry out on the fruit and on average, after 120 days, they loose 45% of their weight. The grapes are vinified in the end of February with a long maceration on the skins until the wine reaches an alcohol content of at least 15%. The wine is then refined in kegs before being transferred into barrels. The wine is usually bottled 3-5 years later.
Alcohol content: 15% vol.
Total acidity: 6.20 g / l
Residual sugars: 10.8 g / l
Dry extract: 36.7 g / l
SO2 free: 0.47 g / l
SO2 total: 50 g/l
Ideal with grilled meat and main courses, it will surprise you with lobsters and ripen cheese.
|Item Number||Unit||Units/Case||Type||UPC - bottle||SCC - case||SRP/Unit|
|TBD||750ml||12||Glass||7 84585 02385 1||1 07 84585 02385 8||$--.--|
"An elegant red, with aromatic violet, citrus peel and spice notes leading to wild cherry and black raspberry fruit, layered with supple tannins and a note of fresh, loamy earth that lingers on the chewy finish. Drink now through 2026. 3,700 cases made. –AN"
- Wine Spectator (Web Only 2017), 91 pts
"Aromas of ripe raspberry jam, plum, menthol and baking spice lead the nose on this bold red. The dense palate delivers raisin, dried black cherry and licorice alongside assertive, close-grained tannins that grip the finish.- Kerin O'Keefe"
- Wine Enthusiast (Best of Year 2016), 90 pts
"Fresh earth and leather accents are layered with a snappy note of cherry and hints of pekoe tea and dried cranberry in this tangy red. Medium-bodied, with an aromatic, herbal finish. Drink now through 2023."
- Wine Spectator (2015), 89 pts
"This dense and concentrated Amarone offers an intense bouquet of marinated cherry, blackberry and tobacco. The palate delivers rich flavors of blackberry, prune, licorice and a touch of carob, along with round tannins and soft acidity. It has layers of flavor and nice depth. Drink through 2017. - Kerin O'Keefe"
- Wine Enthusiast (November 1st 2013), 92 pts
"Here's a subdued and elegant Amarone that whispers rather than scream. It shows dried fruit, leather and spice but without the revved-up intensity usually brought about by air-dried grapes and the appassimento school of winemaking - MI"
- Wine Enthusiast (Dec 15th 2011), 91 pts