AMARONE CLASSICO "Corte Volponi" (GITAL0080-2013)

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Features

Size 

750.00 ML

Variety

Red Icon

Vintage

2013

Grapes

Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, Oseleta

Country

Italy

Appellation

Amarone DOCG

Region

Veneto, Valpolicella

Alchol Content

16.0%

 
This product has a minimum quantity of 12 and sold by 12

       Summary

The historic and staunchly traditional method of making Amarone, beginning with 100 days or more of drying the grapes, is a respected practice at Corte Volponi. Careful hand sorting, attention to quality and fastidious refinement make this Amarone a treasure. The wine shows an intense ruby red color, with a violet edge. It has a warm, ethereal and spicy bouquet with scents of red berries and dried fruits. The flavor confirms the great harmony of the wine, characterized by fruity notes and smooth tannin sensations, plenty of elegance along with fine spices.

Food Pairing

Bold, sharp cheeses play nicely with the red berries and spices of this wine. For center of the plate, consider braised lamb shank, rare grilled red meats or venison stew.

Varietal Notes

Corvina: A grape that is mainly grown in the Veneto region of Italy. It has very thick skin and is known for having high acidity, low tannins and notes of sour cherry and bitter almond.

Corvinone: Believed to be a sub variety of Corvina. It has a lower alcohol content and slightly lighter color than Corvina, but is more aromatic.

Rondinella: Produces high yields and has thick skin which makes it resistant to disease and excellent for drying out.

Oseleta: This rare grape was rediscovered and, even in a small percentage, adds color and tannic backbone to Amarone. 

Winemaking: Grapes are dried for 100-120 days, then destemmed, pressed, and put under cold maceration for 8-10 days. 50% of the wine is aged in new French oak barriques and 50% in big oak barrels, second passage. The wine is refined in bottle for 6 months.

Terroir: Mixed, gravely riverbed and moraine soils. Sustainable farming.

Production:400 cases

Say the word “Valpolicella” and others will immediately equate it with some of the most legendary and enjoyable wines of Italy. As a wine producing region, Valpolicella earned its reputation on terroir – a unique relationship between soil, weather and indigenous varietals that intertwine to yield highly sought after, critically admired wines.

Fabio and Paolo Zenato found inspiration in the region’s rich history and launched an ambitious project to explore the highest standard of quality in viticulture and winemaking. Together, with the experience of other wine-growers in the heart of Valpolicella territory, they created a pair of wines under the Corte Volponi label that epitomize the best of Valpolicella: Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore and Amarone Classico DOCG.

The Valpolicella Classico DOC lies east of Lake Garda. The broad plains common to the picturesque lake’s southern coastline here give way to rolling hills that quickly rise into the foothills of the Dolomites. This is the homeland of Amarone and boasts the largest acreage devoted to Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara in the world.

The brothers have combined their love of the land, its unique character and three generations of experience to produce wines that express the authentic character of Valpolicella.

The wine shows an intense ruby red colour, with a violet edge

warm, ethereal and spicy bouquet with scents of red berries and dried fruits

The flavour confirms the great harmony of the wine, characterized by fruity notes and smooth tannin sensations, plenty of elegance along with fine spices.

Bold, sharp cheeses play nicely with the red berries and spices of this wine. For center of the plate, consider braised lamb shank, rare grilled red meats or venison stew.

Grapes are dried for 100-120 days, then destemmed, pressed, and put under cold maceration for 8-10 days. 50% of the wine is aged in new French oak barriques and 50% in big oak barrels, second passage. The wine is refined in bottle for 6 months.

The historic and staunchly traditional method of making Amarone, beginning with 100 days or more of drying the grapes, is a respected practice at Corte Volponi. Careful hand sorting, attention to quality and fastidious refinement make this Amarone a treasure

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