DOCG Amarone della Valpolicella Classico
||70% Corvina, 15% Rondinella, 15% Corvinone
||Situated in the heart of the Valpolicella Classico zone on dry stonewalled terraces facing southwest and southeast, at between 150 and 450 metres above sea level.
|Composition of the land
||Silt-clay, partly calcareous and partly on Eocene marls. Grass sward between vines.
||Harvest by hand from September to October.
||Drying for about 120 days. Destemmed, then gentle pneumatic pressing.
||12 days of cold maceration then fermented at temperatures between 12° and 23°C with manual punching down of the cap three times a day, followed by post fermentation maceration on skins to give a total of 30 days. Complete malolactic fermentation.
||Ageing in 50hl Slavonian oak casks for 24 months. Left to mature in bottle for a further 6-8 months before release. Stabilization: natural.
||A fine companion for all grilled or braised red meats, and game dishes. Perfect with mature cheese. Excellent accompaniment to after-dinner conversation.