Veneto, Italy

Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOC – 2008

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  • Vineyard Profile

    • Vine Age: 10 years
    • Soil: Dark, gravelly, high clay content, fertile, deep and drought-resistant
    • Density: 5,000 vines/hectare (2,023 vines/acre)
    • Training: Guyot, 8 buds per vine, green cover crop between rows
  • Vintage Report

    • Harvest Date(s): Late September
    • Yields: 45 hl/ha (3.3 tons/acre)
  • Vinification

    • Dry, destemmed grapes were crushed and pressed in January. Fermentation was at a controlled temperature of 24 degrees Celsius (75 degrees Fahrenheit). Extended maceration was for 25 days with daily pump overs. Malolactic fermentation took place. The wine was aged 24 months in oak barriques and 12 months in bottle before being released.

  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 60% Corvina, 20% Corvinone, 10% Rondinella, 5% Croatina, 5% Oseleta
    • Alcohol: 16.5%
    • TA: 5.9g/L
    • p H: 3.6
    • RS: 8g/L
  • Tasting Notes

    • Dark ruby-red color. Intense and elegant aromas of ripe fruit, raisins and spices with vanilla, tobacco, cocoa and anise. Persistent, warm flavors, velvety and harmonious. This is a wine for meditation — a protagonist on its own. It is traditionally paired with game, grilled beef, stew, braised meat and mature cheeses, however, the smoothness of its dry fruit allows for modern and daring pairing…have you ever tried it with raw prawns or scampi? Serve at 18 degrees Celsius (65 degrees Fahrenheit). Open at least one hour before serving.



  • L’Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOC – 2008 – 93 points – The Tasting Panel

    “Lush and rich with concentrated blackberry, blueberry and spice; dense with notes of chocolate, licorice and considerable intensity.”

  • L’Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOC – 2008 – 89 points – Wine Spectator

    “Firm…featuring notes of sun-dried cherry, dried cranberry, pomegranate and lots of dried herb and ground spice. A bit angular, with a tangy backing of acidity and a moderate finish. Drink now through 2018.”