Amarone Valpolicella Classico DOCG 2016 Villa Crine’s 750ml


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Amarone della Valpolicella Docg classico
Corvina 60%, Rondinella 30%, Molinara 10%.
The altitude of the vineyard is between 200 and 300 metres above sea level. The soil composition includes clay, tuff and alluvial gravel, with calcareous marine rock.
The vines are trained in the pergola system. The density of the vines is between 4,500 and 6,000 plants per hectare with a yields of about 9000 kg/ha.
The grapes are harvested by hand at the end of September or beginning of October. Clusters which are less compact are especially chosen to be laid aside for drying.
Drying process
The grapes are set aside to dry for about four months in wood crates or on a wood grating in a well-ventilated drying room where both the temperature and the humidity are controlled.
Fermentation and
aging process
The grapes are soft pressed in the months of January and February. The fermentation which makes use making use of the traditional techniques handed down throughout the generations takes place in steel tanks. The wine is then aged for three years in oak barrels which range in size from 10 to 30 hL for three years. Further maturation takes place in the bottle which is stored for a year in ancient tuff stone cellars.
Alcohol %
Minimum 15% or higher depending on the year
Pairing suggestions
Braised beef with mushrooms, wild game, egg pasta with red cabbage, medium-aged cheeses.
Serve in large wine glasses. It’s advisable to open the bottle a couple hours before serving. Ideal temperature is 18°C.
Tasting notes
It has a wonderful appearance with a deep ruby colour. It has flavours of black current, blueberry with hints of dark chocolate, alcohol infused fruit and light smoky overtones. On the palate, it’s strong, sensual with smooth tannins that round out the flavour.