Amarone DOCG della Valpolicella Scuola Grande
A delicious bouquet of cherry, plum, and black cherries under liquor with hints of toasted almond; interesting final notes of coffee, tobacco and cocoa. Colour-wise, this is deep, dark, and intense, with pleasant slight granite shades. Powerful, warm flavours with light tannins. Created from 45% up to 95% Corvina grapes, Corvinone up to maximum 50% if substituting the same percentage of Corvina, Rondinella (from 5% to 30%) and small percentages of Oseleta and Molinara grape varieties. Amarone della Valpolicella combines well with game and grilled red meats as well as with long seasoned aged hard cheese. Also a great contemplation wine. The grapes are carefully sorted in the vineyards and only healthy ripe clusters are harvested and put in single-layer wooden crates or bamboo frames which allows air to circulate and prevent the crushing of the grapes. The grapes remain in ventilated winery cellars for 3-4 months until they have lost at least half of their initial weight and a sugar concentration of 25%-30% remains in the grapes. Fermentation takes place in January-February aned, one concluded, the wine is placed in wooden barrels to age - for this, large Slavonian oak barrels and French oak barriques are used. After the wood aging process “affinamento”, the Amarone is checked and tasted by oenologists. This phase is concluded by deciding which cuvee will be placed in bottles. Once bottled, the wine is left in “affinamento” to age for a period before release to the market.