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Caterina Zardini Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Riserva 2015



Region: Valpolicella, Veneto, Italy

Alcohol: 15.5%

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Wine maker notes: Selected grapes from 36HA of hillside vineyards, in one of the best viticultureal area in Marano di Valpolicella Valley, planted in limestone-based soils at 300m with south-east exposition. Density of 3000 vine per hectares . Training system: “pergoletta semplice”. Traditional drying of the grapes starting at the end of September for 90-100 days with a natural loose of 35- 40% of the weight. Extreme care is exercised to maintain clean, health grapes through the process. Soft pressing of the grapes in December/ January, followed by a 30-days maceration on the skins. The wine is refined for 18 months in new French Barriques from Allier oak, then 6 month in the bottle.

Grape Variety/Blend: Corvina Veronese and Corvinone Veronese 70%, Rondinella 30%

Tasting notes: Intense ruby red colour with violet edge. Warm, spicy, powerful bouquet with intense aromas of cherry, bitter almond and vanilla. Full, rich, velvety flavour.

Food Pairing: Traditionally served with game, char-grilled and braised meats and fully matured cheeses. Generally considered a wine for meditation, it is great after-dinner.

Recommended drinking temperature 17-18°C.