Amarone della Valpolicella DOC

VINTAGE
2011

APPELLATION
Valpolicella DOC

AREA
Valpolicella, Veneto

GRAPES
60% Corvina, 35% Rondinella, and 5% Molinara

VINIFICATION
Once harvested, the grapes are semi-dried on wooden racks and stored in well-ventilated rooms for approximately 120 days. Following vinification, the must is macerated on the skins for seven to eight days at a low temperature. After an arduous fermentation process, lasting four to six weeks, the wine is set to age in 792-gallon Slavonian, oak barrels for two years, then an additional six months in the bottle before being released.

COLOR
Garnet with brilliant ruby reflections

BOUQUET
Full, ample, and elegant; hints of wild berries, prune, chocolate, violet, licorice, and sweet tobacco scent

PALATE
A velvety full-flavored wine: extremely rich, mouth filling, and persistent on the palate; shows cranberry, leather, cloves, round tannins, and sweet spices

FOOD PAIRINGS
Ossobuco, braised veal shanks with polenta or cheeses like Parmigiano Reggiano, Pecorino, Gouda or blue cheeses like Gorgonzola, Stilton or Roquefort

SERVING TEMPERATURE
61°-64°F

ALCOHOL LEVEL
14%

BOTTLE SIZE
750 mL