Montecariano 2011 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico
Special Designation: Cellar Selection
Variety: Red Blend
Appellation: Amarone della Valpolicella Classico, Veneto, Italy
Bottle Size: 750.00 ml
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.
Amarone della Valpolicella
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
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
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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