Deep ruby color with ripe fruits, and toasted wood and cocoa scents in the nose. A powerful full-bodied wine that will leave you wanting more after each glass with complex and evolving sensations in the palate for each and every glass. Long finish culminating with a lingering spicy sensation.
The four Amarone grapes (Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella and Molinara) are hand-picked and laid on small trays into the drying-room, following the traditional process of "appassimento" (literally "drying up"). In the month of January, the grapes are crushed and go through a spontaneous fermentation for 40 days. After the racking off and the pressing, the wine is kept in French oak barrique for 30 months followed by 18 months of bottle refinement.
Keep in a cool room and away from light. Once opened, keep it in the fridge and drink within a week.
How to use
Amarone can be drunk now but it is a wine that will still improve with time and increase its value year over year. Serve at cold room temperature, 16°-18° C. The wine will benefit from 45 min to 2 hours of decanting.
750ml, 15.5% Abv (Alcohol by Volume), Still Red Wine, DOCG (Denomination of Controlled and Guaranteed Origin).
Structured and austere, this Amarone matches well with game, braised beef, red meats, and seasoned cheese.
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This summer, Peter, a member of the What About Leo community spent few days traveling in the Veneto area with his son. Being a wine and food lover, Peter spent most of the hours of the day talking to wine producers and obviously trying as many wines as possible.