Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG 2018
Case of 6 bottles.
This is a traditional style of Amarone – a blend of 40% Corvina, 30% Rondinella, 25% Corvinone grapes, plus 5% Molinara. The grapes are hand-picked then placed in special flat wooden boxes to dry naturally for about 4-months, thus concentrating the sugars by 25-30%. Around December/January, the grapes are crushed and fermentation begins in large cement tubs. After 15-20 days the must is transferred to stainless steel tanks for 6 months, and then aged for 18-24 months in small French-oak barrels before bottling. Approximately 7,000 bottles were made of this wine. 15% alc./vol.
Tasting note: The wine has an intense ruby-garnet colour, with aromas and flavours of dried wild fruit, prune, chestnut, and anise with dark chocolate/cacao notes. Balancing acidity and well-integrated tannins; the wine is dry and full-bodied, with a warm lingering finish. It’s a complex wine that evolves in the glass over time – we recommend decanting to help it open up.
Menu match: Recommended with red meat (grilled or braised) and game, but also a good pairing with aged cheese.