Amarone DOCG Classico Montigoli Della Valpolicella

$78.00

 

Taste Profile

Dry
40%
Full Body
80%
Low Tannins
30%
Low Acidity
30%
15.5% ABV
70%

In Vineyard

Made from Corvina, Rondinella, Corvinone grapes grown in the Valpolicella Classica and by the traditional method of withering in fruit in so-called “fruttaio”. Location: situated in the heart of the Valpolicella Classico zone, at an altitude of 150 and 450 meters above sea level. Exposition southeast. Soil type: varied. Grass sward between vines. Training system: Double Pergoletta. Age of vines: from 20/25 years. Buds per vine: 18-24. Planting density: 3,300/3,500 vines per hectare. Yield per hectare: 44 hl.

In Cellar

Harvest: by hand from the end of September into early October. “Appassimento” (gentle drying) for 120 days. Vinification: Destemmed, then gentle pneumatic pressing at the beginning of February. Fermentation Temperature between 12-23°C. Slow maceration for 30 days (12 days cold). Manual punching down of the cap three times a day. Malolactic fermentation completed. Refinement in 50hl Slavonian oak casks for 18 months. Refinement in bottle for 6 months. Stabilization: Natural.

In Tasting

Colour: ruby red, dense, and compact. Perfume: Intense and persistent, ethereal, fruity with hints of cherries and dried prunes, dried flowers and spices. Flavour: full-bodied and very smooth, with beautifully balanced velvety tannins.

Pairings

A fine companion for all grilled or braised red meats, and game dishes. Perfect with mature cheese.

GrapeClassificationVineyardRegion
Corvina
Corvinone
Rondinella
DOCGMontigoliValpolicella
Corvina – is widely grown on the Veneto shore of Lake Garda and the hills of Valpolicella to the north and north-east of Verona. Sometimes known as Corvina Veronese, it is blended with Rondinella and Molinara to produce Valpolicella and Bardolino. It can be a tricky grape to cultivate, as it ripens late and is prone to rot if affected by rains at harvest time. It is a high-yielding grape and quality is very dependent on keeping yields low.

Corvinone – is a red grape variety grown in the Veneto region of northeast Italy. Along with Corvina, Rondinella, and Molinara, it is one of the key constituents of Valpolicella wines.

Rondinella – is a red wine grape varietal predominantly grown in the Veneto region of Italy – and is an integral grape used in wines such as Bardolino and Valpolicella. It is often blended with the varietals Molinara and Corvina, which in 2005 DNA testing showed that Corvina was a parent varietal to the so-called Venetian grape Rondinella.

DOCG – Under Italian wine law DOCG is the highest designation of quality among Italian wines. DOCG stands for Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (Denomination of Controlled and Guaranteed Origin, DOCG).
Classico – A geographic term, signifying a traditional zone within the heart of a DOCG area. The original area that made the wine famous.
Montigoli – Montigoli is based in the heart of the Valpolicella region close to Verona in the north-east of Italy. Montigoli is a brand of Cantina Valpolicella Negrar which produces other famous wine brands like “Domìni Veneti” and “Cantina di Negrar”.
Valpolicella – is one of the most prestigious Italian winemaking areas in the Veneto region and is located northwest of the elegant Roman town of Verona (in the western corner of the Veneto). The region has grown far beyond the original classic area and extends east to Soave and west to Bardolino (next to Lake Garda).

  • Bottle Size: 0.75l
  • Alcohol Volume: 15.50%
  • Serving Temperature: 18 – 19°C
  • Residual reducing sugars: 8.00 g/l
  • Total acidity: 5.80 g/l
  • Total dry extract: 32.00 g/l
  • PH: 3.65