Veneto, Italy

Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Riserva DOCG “Teste Dure” — 2015

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  • Vineyard Profile

    • Vineyards: Sant'Ambrogio
    • Vine Age: 15 years
    • Soil: Dark, clayey and fertile with a high content of gravel, deep and drought resistant.
    • Density: 5,000 vines per hectare, 8 buds per vine. Green cover between the rows
    • Training: Guyot
  • Vintage Report

    • Yields: 15 hl/ha
  • Vinification

    • Manual crushing and pressing of de-stemmed dry grapes in January. Fermentation and maceration of the must for 35 days, with daily pumpingover. Malolactic fermentation.

    • Aging: The wine is aged in tonneaux for 6 months and in amphora for the following 24 months. It is then left to mature for at least further 18 months in the bottle before sale.
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 60% Corvina, 15% Corvinone, 10% Rondinella, 10% Oseleta, 5% Croatina
    • Alcohol: 17.3%
    • TA: 5.3 g/l
    • p H: 3.5
    • RS: 3.3 g/l
  • Tasting Notes

    • Dark ruby red color, with garnet shades. The ancient art of aging in amphora enhances the aromas of cherry and blackberry; spicy note of white pepper, with hints of vanilla and roasted coffee. Full, enveloping and velvety taste.

      Serving Temperature: Approximately 18°C. Uncork at least 4 hours before drinking or pour it into a decanter for 1 hour and then flow it back into the bottle before serving.

    • Serving Suggestions: Game, mature cheeses. Try it with with Bitter Chocolate 85%. Also ideal as “meditation wine."