Amarone della Valpolicella Docg 2015 – Scuderia Italia
Pairing: Aged cheeses, Second dishes featuring red meat
|Wine type||Red Wine|
|Variety||Corvinone 50%, Corvina 40%, Rondinella 10%|
|Best time for tasting||2022-2032.|
|Bottle opening||2 hours before tasting.|
|Average altitude of vineyards||400 meters above sea level.|
|Yield per hectare||140 q/ha.|
|System density||5.000 logs per hectare.|
|Training system||Guyot pruning system.|
|Vinification||Red vinification of the grapes previously left to dry naturally for 100-120 days.|
|Drying||Natural -70% with 100 days weight loss 32% - 30% with 120 days weight loss 37%.|
|Fermentation tanks||Stainless steel.|
|Lenght of fermentation||20 days.|
|Refining in wood||1 French wooden barrique first passage for Amarone Riserva - 2 French wooden barriques first passage + 1 American wooden barrique first passage - 36 months of aging.|
|Refining in steel||6 months in steel insulated tank.|
|Residual sugar||6 g/l.|
|Acidity||total 5,75 g/l - volatile 0,51 g/l.|
|Dry extract||41,30 g/l.|
|Sulfur dioxide||84 mg/l.|
Known worldwide, Amarone is the noble wine of Verona.
The clusters dedicated to the production of Amarone must be completely undamaged, with grapes not too crowded, so as to allow the passage of air during the delicate process of drying that takes place on special racks, which are constantly monitored. During this period the grapes – Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella and Oseleta – dehydrate, thus increasing their sugar content and gaining flavor. After the crushing and the fermentation, the aging process continues in oak barrels for at least three years.
Amarone has a deep red color, a round and velvety taste, aromas of ripe fruit, almond, licorice, tobacco and coffee.