Luigi Brunelli’s Amarone Classico is a perfect example of this wine as defined by Cassiodorus: "drinkable purple of incredible smoothness". This unique, multi-prize-winning dry red has no peers anywhere in the world. It is made in very limited quantities, using a handcrafted production method that has remained unaltered for centuries and distinguished by particularly severe grape selection.
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Availability date: 09/20/2017
DESCRIPTION AND TYPE:
Type of wine: Dry D.O.C. red.
Grape varieties: 60% Corvina Veronese, 30% Rondinella, 10% Corvinone.
Production zone: Vineyards situated in San Pietro in Cariano and Pedemonte di Valpolicella.
Type of soil: Very varied; mainly limestone, with lots of rocks.
Training system: Trentino-type pergola with, on average, 35 year-old vines.
Yield: 9,000 kg/ha.
The bunches that are ripest and with the best exposure to sunlight are picked by hand between the end of September and the beginning of October. They are then carefully laid out in shallow crates, which are left in the drying lofts under controlled conditions of temperature and humidity until January: during this phase the grapes lose around 40% of their moisture and their sugars become considerably more concentrated. Following a further selection of just the healthiest bunches, the grapes are then pressed.AGING:
The fermentation, which is very slow because of the low temperatures at which it takes place, lasts around 40 days. Once this fundamental phase is over, the wine thus obtained begins its maturation for 2 years in barriques and tonneaux. After bottling, the finished wine is then kept for at least a further 6 months before being released.
It displays an intense ruby red color and.
On the nose, sweet fruity notes (redcurrants, blueberries and cherries) as well as a characteristic hint of vanilla from the oak.
It is particularly majestic on the palate: its soft, warming sensations are counterpointed by good acidity and excellent tannins that give gratifying balance.
A wine that can be enjoyed on its own, but also perfect with grilled red meats, goulash, game or mature cheeses.
|Abbinamenti||A wine that can be enjoyed on its own, but also perfect with grilled red meats, goulash, game or mature cheeses.|
|Gradazione Alcolica||15% Vol.|
|Temperatura di servizio||18 - 20° C.|
|Zona di produzione||San Pietro in Cariano | Zona Classica|