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Amarone della Valpolicella DOC 2008

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Wine Description

Made from Corvina Veronese, Rondinella and Oseleta grapes following the thousand-year-old appassimento tradition of the Valpolicella region: After the grapes are hand-harvested they are left to dry for three to four months in shallow racks stored in a well-ventilated state-of-the-art drying facility. The result is a super-rich and concentrated wine. Amarone is an iconic wine and is extremely important not just to the Valpolicella region but to Italian winemaking on the whole.

Tasting Notes

This ruby-red wine displays aromas of dried cherries, plums, mocha, fig, and sweet spice. On the palate it is well-structured with firm but fine-grained tannins and a velvety and elegant mouthfeel.

Food Pairing

This wine makes an excellent pairing with roasted or grilled meats and game hearty casseroles and aged cheeses. This versatile wine is ready to drink now but will age beautifully for years to come.

  • Vineyard & Production Info

    • Production area/appellation: Valpolicella DOC
    • Soil composition: Chalk and stone
    • Training method: Pergola and Guyot
    • Elevation: 594-924 feet
    • Vines/acre: 1,200 (pergola); 2, 000 (Guyot)
    • Yield/acre: 1.3 tons
    • Exposure: Southeastern
    • Year vineyard planted: 1979
    • Harvest time: September
    • First vintage of this wine: 1950
    • Bottles produced of this wine: 125,000
  • Winemaking & Aging

    • Varietal composition: 80% Corvina Veronese, 15% Rondinella and 5% Oseleta
    • Fermentation container: Stainless steel tanks
    • Length of alcoholic fermentation: 25 days
    • Fermentation temperature: 46-72 °F
    • Maceration technique: Pumpovers
    • Length of maceration: 25 days
    • Malolactic fermentation: Yes
    • Type of aging container: Barriques
    • Size of aging container: 225 L
    • Age of aging container: New
    • Type of oak: French
    • Length of aging before bottling: 25 months
    • Length of bottle aging: 14 months
  • Analytical Data

    • Dry extract: 32 g/L