Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG 2011

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This Amarone is produced from hand-harvested grape bunches selected for perfect maturation. After 100 days of drying indoors and with a weight loss of 50%, the wine receives a prolonged pre- and post-fermentation maceration using only indigenous yeasts. The wine is matured in large Slavonian oak casks for 42 months before bottling.

Tasting Notes

Amarone is an intensely concentrated and complex wine known for its power and high alcohol. Marco Speri strives to combine Amarone’s boldness with freshness and elegance by harvesting healthy fruit and working carefully in the cellar to maintain purity of flavor. Aromas and flavors of dried Morello cherries and warm baking spices are followed by a ripe but refreshing palate. Infused with the strength and soul of its native land, its nature tamed and matured to develop such elegant energy. Finally free to express its notes with a refined intensity, it will offer a truly unique experience.

Food Pairing

Amarone della Valpolicella is a high-alcohol and full-bodied wine, so it requires full flavors at the table. Roasts or braises of beef, game, and lamb, or a rich stew of meat and vegetables work extremely well with Amarone. It is the classic pairing for a red-wine risotto and is one of the world’s great wines for pairing with cheese.

Vineyard & Production Info
Production area/appellation:
Soave DOC
Soil composition:
Calcareous and Volcanic
Training method:
Pergoletta
Elevation:
492 feet
Exposure:
Southern
Year vineyard planted:
1995
Harvest time:
Mid-September
First vintage of this wine:
2008
Bottles produced of this wine:
12,500
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition:
45% Corvina, 45% Corvinone, 10% Rondinella
Fermentation container:
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
45 days
Fermentation temperature:
12 °F
Maceration technique:
Pumpovers
Length of maceration:
50 days
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Type of aging container:
Barrels
Size of aging container:
50 HL
Age of aging container:
New
Type of oak:
Slavonian
Length of aging before bottling:
42 Months
Length of bottle aging:
12 Months

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