In a word: the art of making wine
The label bears the image of a grape leaf whose veins are replaced by the lines of a fingerprint, to underscore the importance of the hand of man and of the interaction of man and nature in the fashioning of this wine.
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Availability date: 09/20/2017
DESCRIPTION AND TYPE:
Protected Designation of Origin. Vines of the Negrar area (Verona). Primarily calcareous, clayey soil. Grapes: Corvina 40%, Corvinone 30%, Rondinella 15%, Oseleta 10%, Croatina 5%.
This Riserva is produced only in the very finest growing years. It is distinguished from the Amarone classico by an even more-rigorous quality-selection of the grapes, which are sourced from the oldest vineyards, (20-50 years old). Organic fertilisation and hand-pruning; shoot-thinning, leaf-pulling, cluster-thinning
Three-month semi-drying of the grapes, with no use of de-humidifiers, followed by pressing in January. Vinified in strict accord with traditional methods, it ferments on the skins in concrete vats for at least 2 months, at natural temperatures and with ambient yeasts.
After an initial racking it rests some 9 years in Slavonian oak casks and large ovals, and is bottled in its tenth year. This lengthy ageing favours further reduction of its residual sugars. It receives an additional 1 year of bottle-ageing.
Intense ruby red with garnet highlights, glycerine-rich weightiness.
Notes of ripe cherry, morello cherry, semi-dried plum, balsam and spice.
Enters with impressive, appealing complexity. Rich, long-lingering, and superbly-balanced, with impressions of cherry marmalade, dried plum, and chestnut blossom; as it ages, it lengthens further developing delicate hints of pepper, black liquorice, and cocoa powder.
Excellent with aged cheeses such as Parmigiano Reggiano or Grana Padano; it is a fine partner to grilled, roasted, or boiled meats. Superb sipped on its own, as well as with chocolate and enjoyed along with a pipe or fine cigar.
|Abbinamenti||Excellent with aged cheeses such as Parmigiano Reggiano or Grana Padano; it is a fi ne partner to grilled, roasted, or boiled meats. Superb sipped on its own, as well as with chocolate and enjoyed along with a pipe or fine cigar.|
|Gradazione Alcolica||18% Vol.|
|Temperatura di servizio||18° C.|
|Zona di produzione||San Pietro in Cariano | Zona Classica|