Wine Spectator 92 points - The 2009 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico is a beautiful, “international rendition that shows the soft and supple side of Amarone with loads of ripe fruit sweetness. You dont find the thorny notes of oxidation you sometimes get with Amarone. This expression opens with an inky, impenetrable appearance and shows lingering notes of exotic spice, smoked bacon, grilled herb and blackberry preserves. Drink 2015-2025.
"Ripe, sweet fruit flavors of damson plum and black cherry mix with lively acidity and accents of date, spice box, mineral and fresh earth, while layered tannins add muscle to this elegant red. Drink now through 2025." - Wine Spectator
|Wine maker notes
|GRAPE VARIETES: 75% Corvina Veronese, 20% Rondinella, 5% Molinara
THE VINEYARD: The hills of the Valpolicella Classico region.
South east exposure.
Varied soil, but mostly cretaceous, calcareous, stony and well drained.
VITICULTURE: Pergola Trentina training with about 3,000 vines per
Average age of productive vines: 27 years.
YIELD: 33 Hl/Ha
HARVEST: Manual harvest carried out during the second fortnight in September
PROCESSES: Natural drying of grapes in the loft with the loss of 42% of the original weight (for about 100 days).
De-stalking and crushing of the grapes.
Fermentation temperature: 12°-24°C .
Maceration time: 27 days .
Daily periodic pumping over.
Matured in wood for 19 months.
Blended together for 6 months.
Matured in bottle for 14 months.