Veneto, Italy

Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG – 2010

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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

    • Flowering and fruit set began late after a cold winter and cooler than average spring. Sunny, hot days were experienced in June and July giving way to a sharp, cool and wet August. To close out the growing season, September and October saw a mix of sun and overcast skies. The vintage resulted in wines of elegant style and balance due in part to and extended ripening of the grapes over mild conditions. Those patient enough to cellar the wines of this vintage will be rewarded in the long -term.

    • Harvest Date(s): Mid-September
    • Yields: 30 hl/ha (3.03 tons/acre)
  • Vinification

    • Dry, destemmed grapes were crushed and pressed in mid-January. Fermentation was at a controlled temperature of 24 C (75 F). Extended maceration was for 25 days with daily pumpovers. Malolactic fermentation took place. The wine was aged 30 months in French oak barriques (20% new, 80% used) and 12 months in bottle before being released.

  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 60% Corvina, 20% Corvinone, 10% Rondinella, 5% Croatina, 5% Oseleta
    • Alcohol: 16.6%
    • TA: 6 g/L
    • p H: 3.5
    • RS: 10 g/L
  • Tasting Notes

    • Dark ruby-red in color with garnet shades. Intense and elegant aromas of ripe fruit, raisins and spices with vanilla, tobacco, cocoa and anise. Persistent, warm  avors, 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 C (65 F). Open at least one hour before serving.



  • L’Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOC – 2010 – 92 points – Wine Spectator

    "Rich and layered, with juicy acidity and velvety tannins focusing the flavors of black cherry pâte de fruit, dried marjoram, clove and singed orange peel. Accents of mineral, spice and herb linger on the finish."

  • L’Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOC – 2010 – 91 points – Wine Enthusiast

    “Ripe black plum, leather, chocolate and allspice emerge on this big, brooding wine. The densely concentrated palate offers raisin, blackberry extract, licorice, ground pepper and tobacco alongside ripe, velvety tannins and the warmth of alcohol.”