Secondo Marco Amarone della Valpolicella 2011

This Amarone is produced from hand-harvested grape bunches selected for perfect maturation. After 100 days of drying indoors and with a weight loss of 50%, the wine receives a prolonged pre- and post-fermentation maceration using only indigenous yeasts. The wine is matured in large Slavonian oak casks for 42 months before bottling.

Tasting Notes

Amarone is an intensely concentrated and complex wine known for its power and high alcohol. Marco Speri strives to combine Amarone’s boldness with freshness and elegance by harvesting healthy fruit and working carefully in the cellar to maintain purity of flavor. Aromas and flavors of dried Morello cherries and warm baking spices are followed by a ripe but refreshing palate. Infused with the strength and soul of its native land, its nature tamed and matured to develop such elegant energy. Finally free to express its notes with a refined intensity, it will offer a truly unique experience.

Food Pairing

Amarone della Valpolicella is a high-alcohol and full-bodied wine, so it requires full flavors at the table. Roasts or braises of beef, game, and lamb, or a rich stew of meat and vegetables work extremely well with Amarone. It is the classic pairing for a red-wine risotto and is one of the world’s great wines for pairing with cheese.

Production Info
Production area/appellation
Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG
Soil composition
Calcareous and Volcanic
Training method
Pergoletta
Elevation
492 feet
Exposure
Southern
Year vineyard planted
1995
Harvest time
Mid-September
First vintage of this wine
2008
Bottles produced of this wine
12,500
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
45% Corvina, 45% Corvinone, 10% Rondinella
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Age of Aging Container
New
Length of alcoholic fermentation
45 days
Fermentation temperature
12 °F
Maceration technique
Pumpovers
Maceration length
50
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Type of aging container
Barrels
Length of bottle aging
12 Months
Size of aging container
50 HL
Type of oak
Slavonian
Length of aging before bottling
42 Months

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