Antiche Terre Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG 2016
|Style||Soft and juicy. A full bodied, rich red wine.|
|Grape||Corvina Veronese, Rondinella, Corvinone|
|Food||Fillet of beef with Bearnaise sauce or roasted poultry, along with seasonal vegetables. Also perfect with a selection of cheeses.|
Deep garnet red in colour. It is soft, velvety full bodied with a slight aromatic lingering after taste. Spicy plum and cherry with a hint of raspberry.
The Amarone is a noble wine produced from the best bunches, collected by hand and placed cassette for 3 to 4 months to go through the process of so called 'appassimento', withering or drying of the grapes. This process concentrates the sugar content from 25% to 30% and enables other natural chemical processes to take place inside the drying berries. The dried grapes are then turned into thick must composed by the skin and the juice and fermented slowly for 15 to 20 days. The wine is then separated and placed in stainless steel tanks, where malolectic fermentation is completed. After this process the wine is then placed in small oak barrels to mature for 12 to 18 months.
If this wine is stored properly at a constant temperature around 15 °C, in a horizontal position with abscence of light it will be preserved perfectly for 8 to 12 years.