Montecariano Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2011

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In addition to the traditional grapes typically found in Amarone, Montecariano opted to include a portion of the native Veronese Pelara variety in their 2011 bottling. After harvest, these grapes underwent a process known as Appassimento in which they were dried allowing water to evaporate and sugars to concentrate. The resulting wine is full-bodied, plush and intensely flavored with red berries, baking and savory spice notes, and classic hints of nuts and dark chocolate. This substantial red will stand up to a rich meal, but is also ideal to drink after dinner during those all-too-rare moments of calm, quiet reflection.
 
94 Points - Wine Enthusiast!
And a 'Cellar Selection'
"Underbrush, dark berry, scorched earth and spice aromas emerge on this full-bodied red. The structured, refined palate delivers layers of ripe black cherry, blackberry jam, ripe raspberry, licorice and tobacco alongside firm, rounded tannins that give it a velvety texture."

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94 - Wine Enthusiast!

Description

Unit Size750.00 ML
VarietalRed Blend
Vintage2011
GrapeCorvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, Molinara, Pelara
CountryItaly
RegionVeneto
Alcohol Content16.00%

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Montecariano Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2011
 
 
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Montecariano 2011 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico
Special Designation: Cellar Selection
Points: 94

Price $88
Variety: Red Blend
Appellation: Amarone della Valpolicella Classico, Veneto, Italy
Winery: Montecariano
Alcohol: 16.00%
Bottle Size: 750.00 ml
Category: Red
Importer: Soilair Selection
Date Published 12/31/2015
Underbrush, dark berry, scorched earth and spice aromas emerge on this full-bodied red. The structured, refined palate delivers layers of ripe black cherry, blackberry jam, ripe raspberry, licorice and tobacco alongside firm, rounded tannins that give it a velvety texture. Drink 2017-2026.


By Montecariano
Amarone della Valpolicella


Technical Details

Color: Red
Grapes: 65% Corvina and Corvinone, 20% Rondinella, 15% Molinara and Pelara (native grape varieties from Veneto, Valpolicella region)
Soil: Limestone, clay and fossil
Age of Vines: 40-70 Years Old
Altitude: 100-150m above sea level
Aspect: SouthEast
Training System: 40% Pergola, 60% Guyot
Yield per Hl/Ha: 50 Hl/Ha
Fermentation: 50 days in Stainless Steel, within skin contact (maceration) and frequent delestage (rack and return process) and remontage (Pump-Overs).
Aging: Sur lies (on the lees), with batonnage (stirring on the fine lees), 39 Months in wood, 6 Months in Tonneaux of 10Hl, 3 years in French Oak barriques of 225L, then 12 Months of bottles refinement prior to release.
Production: 300 Cases

Tasting Notes
Intense ruby red color, with garnet hues. Ripe red cherry and sour cherry join the balsamic sweetness and majestic taste of spices. Elegant finish of cocoa and coffee. Structured and silky, enveloped in spices such as black pepper, cloves and cinnamon. Excellent balance between acidity and tannins that join the more sophisticated scents of chocolate and hazelnut.
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