Majestic and exuberant as a stallion, proud and with the same combination of grace and aggressive power as Luigi Brunelli’s horse from which it takes its name, this superb Amarone is a nectar born from its area of origin and from the specific qualities of the Brunellis’ production techniques.
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Availability date: 09/20/2017
DESCRIPTION AND TYPE:
Type of wine: Dry D.O.C. red, produced only in the finest vintages.
Grape varieties: 60% Corvina Veronese, 30% Rondinella, 10% Sangiovese.
Production zone: This special reserve wine’s name is derived from that of a vineyard owned by the Brunelli family at San Pietro in Cariano.
Type of soil: Mainly limestone over glacial drift, with lots of rocks.
Training system: Trentino-type pergola with, on average, 35 year-old vines.
Yield: 4,000 kg/ha.
This special selection of Amarone is produced only in the finest vintages and in very limited quantities. It is made exclusively from the healthiest grapes that have had the best exposure to sunlight: these are picked by hand between the end of September and the beginning of October. The carefully selected bunches are placed in the drying lofts in shallow crates under rigorously controlled conditions of temperature and humidity. After a long period of drying, during which the grapes lose about 40% of their initial weight, pressing takes place. This is followed by the fermentation, which is very slow because of the cold ambient temperatures and lasts around 40 days.
The wine thus obtained then begins its process of maturation in new Allier oak barriques for 36 months. At the end of this period, the wine is bottled and left to rest for 8 months prior to being released.
It displays a deep, rich, opaque ruby color.
BOUQUET:Its intense and exciting bouquet reveal notes of cherries, raspberries and redcurrants, mingling with faint hints of vanilla.
On the palate, it unleashes a powerful and robust structure, accompanied, though, by elegant acidity. Its finish is very long and echoes the sensations one perceived on the nose.
An excellent wine for enjoying on its own or as an ideal accompaniment for grilled or stewed red meats, steak with green peppercorns, game or mature cheeses.
|Abbinamenti||Eccellente vino da meditazione e ideale accompagnamento per secondi piatti a base di carni rosse grigliate al pepe verde, cacciagione o stracotti, formaggi maturi o leggermente piccanti.|