Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico 2010 DOCG
Price: $ 87.00
Vintage year: 2010
Wine variety: Corvina 65% - Rondinella 20% - Molinara 10% - other types 5%
Alchol vol.: 15%
Colour: Intense ruby red.
Refinement: Aged in Slovenian oak for 18 months then a further 18 months in stainless steel tanks
Best served with: Roasts, rich stews, meats grilled over an open fire, game and strong cheeses
Established as a DOC in 1968 and a DOCG in 2010, the Amarone has a fascinating production process which involves drying the grapes in wooden crates for upto 3 months after they have been picked. This process reduces the water content and inturn concentrates the flavour and sugar content within the grapes.
Pressing and fermentation begins with a gentle crushing, followed by a steeping on the skins and a slow fermentation in stainless steel tanks for 40 - 60 days. Aged in 7 and 23 hectoliter barrels made of Slovenian oak for 18 months and it continues in stainless steel tanks for 18 months. Aging in the bottle varies from 6 to 12 months.
This wine is a real game changer!
Colour: Medium garnet/tawny
Nose: Complex, earthy, figs, cherries
Palate: Medium bodied, acidity and tannins, well balanced flavours with the high alcohol level, good length
Serving instructions: 16°/18° C. Allowing the wine to breath 30-60 mins before serving is recommended