Qualification: Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG Classico Riserva
Grapes: Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella and other autochthonous grapes
Size: 75 cl
Production: Last week of September, manual picking of carefully selected grapes to be dried naturally. Natural drying process in a traditional hilly fruttaio (drying room at 400 m a.s.l.) for about 100 days. Destemming and soft crushing of grapes during winter; fermentation at controlled temperature in oak truncated-cone vats for at least 30 days
Ageing: Aged 36 months in oak barrels, 12 further months of bottle ageing before sale.
Service Temperature: 18°C. Decant the wine at least an hour before serving
A deep garnet red colour. An intense aroma with typical scents of ripe red fruit and jam, together with typical notes given by the drying-process, evident hints of spice, coffee, dark chocolate, tobacco and notes of goudron due to ageing. A wine with medium-high alcohol content, highly-extracted and with a generous, velvety, sapid and persistent body with hints of almond, cherry jam, spices and tobacco.
Rich dishes, in particular grilled, roasted, braised red meat, game and extra mature cheeses. Great wine for meditation.