DOCG Amarone della Valpolicella Classico
||70% Corvina, 15% Rondinella, 15% Corvinone
||San Pietro in Cariano is the south ernmost municipality of the Valpolicella Classica region and is bordered by the Lessini Mountains to the north. Although predominantly flat, San Pietro in Cariano has some hilly areas, the highest of which is Castelrotto (172 metres). There are many environmental variables that make each vineyard and the Amarone it produces unique such as the great diversity of bedrock. The valley of San Pietro in Cariano is characterized by alluvial soils, while detritic deposits are typical of Castelrotto. Negrar in the Villa area is noted for limestone nummoliti, Marano, particularly in San Rocco, is where basalts occur and igneous rocks known locally as Toar to Fumane to Mazzurega, for limestone while Sant’Ambrogio has marly limestone.
||Climatic variables also define specific microclimates : temperature and diurnal fluctuations, plus rainfall and interactions with physical characteristics such as soil depth and slope, chemical composition of soil, exposure, and the altitude above sea level. Even the wind direction and its speed influence the expressive quality of the wine. Each grape variety and clone behaves differently depending on the micro climate, expressing its best in some locations rather than others, and then with man’s intervention, traditional techniques will ensure truly authentic wines.
|Composition of the land
||All these factors are touches of colour that, together, form a unique landscape watercolour, composed from little nuances, aromas and flavours of Amarone. Discover the Amarone of Valpolicella, constructed of many facets and able to trigger multiple emotions that show us an interpretation of the landscape through its wines. Within these results, where the terroir is the leading protagonist, we must not forget that another crucial component is the human factor: the people who, thanks to their knowledge, ingenuity and hard work are able to interpret these microcosms, first through a winemaking expression that reflects the excellence and diversity of the raw materials and the land, then the varietal highlights the vast and varied ampelographic heritage of grapes suited to the land. These are people who pursue excellence, not to mention tradition, who can naturally combine features of ancient and modern, and local with global. The guideline for our everyday actions and ways of thinking is our awareness that there is no single Amarone but different expressions of this important wine. We must identify and interpret the right values and give genuine meaning to the word typicity as this is synonymous with authenticity
||Pergola Veronese. Located in the southernmost part of the Valpolicella Classica region in the muncipality of San Pietro in Cari - ano (Castelrotto) 150 metres above sea level. South-facing vineyard with vines planted in east-west rows. Soil type: medium texture, sandy alluvial deposits with stony clay overlaying limestone. Grass sward between vines.
||Harvest: hand-picked between late September and early October
||Fermentation between 12°C and 23°C
||Drying (appassimento) in bespoke facilities for 120 days until January.
||Vinification: destemmed and gentle pressed in early February.
||Slow maceration for 30 days, including cold soaking for 12 days. Manual punching down of cap 3 times a day. Full malolactic fermentation. Natural stabilization
||Refinement in 50 hl Slavonian-oak barrels for 5 years, then in bottles for 6-8 months
||Its good drinkability and distinctive flavours make this Amarone ideal for everyday drinking paired with meat dishes.
||Price Domini Veneti Amarone Espressioni Castelrotto 2010 € 58.65