The Amarone is a small jewel in our product line, made from outstanding corvina, rondinella and sangiovese grapes of the Valpolicella Classico zone, in the communes of Sant’Ambrogio, Negrar, Pedemonte, Fumane, San Pietro in Cariano and Marano.
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Grapes: 80% Corvina, 10% Rondinella, 10% Oseleta and Croatina
Geographic location and characteristics of the vineyard: Sant’Ambrogio di Valpolicella, hilly area, with South-East and South-West exposure.
Average altitude of the land: 300-350 meters above sea level
Soil type: mainly cretaceous, calcareous, rich in skeleton
Training system and plant density: guyot, with about 5,000 vines per hectare.
Average age of the vines: 15/20 years
Bud load: 8/10 per plant
Yield per hectare: 80 quintals
Period and method of harvest: depending on the vintage, between the second half of September and the first half of October. Strictly manual harvest.
Vinification: After harvesting and careful selection, the grapes are left to rest in the loft for a period ranging from 3 to 4 months in crates, taking care of the spacing between bunch and bunch to facilitate proper drying. The dried grapes are then pressed and macerated on the skins for 15-20 days at a temperature of 23-25 ° C. The new wine is then aged in oak barrels for a minimum period of 36 months.
Color: red tending to garnet with aging.
Bouquet: elegant, spicy, with hints of cherry, morello cherry, dried fruit and plum.
Taste: round, velvety, enveloping, soft.
Serving temperature: 18 ° C, taking care to open the bottle at least an hour before.
Food matches: it is ideal with roasts, game and aged cheeses, but also alone.
Bottled by Zenato Winery - Peschiera del Garda (VR) - Italy