"Albasini" Amarone della Valpolicella Classico
It is our flag, the most important wine of the family: magic in the bottle, harmony for the heart and mind.
It is our symbol, the most important wine of our family. It is magic in a bottle, harmony for heart and mind. It combines elegance, balance and roundness with the right power. It is the fruit of grapes, history, passion, time and dedication. It is an expression of our area and ambassador of Valpolicella: the most precious fruit of this land.
Principally a blend of Corvina Veronese and Corvinone, remaing small percentage of other autochthonous varieties as permitted in the production regulations.
Jago (Negrar in Valpolicella) and Figari (Marano di Valpolicella) hilly areas in Valpolicella Classica close to Colle Masua.
Characteristics of the vineyard
Altitude: between 212 and 305 ASL.
Exposure: east, Negrar in Valpolicella and west, Marano di Valpolicella.
Type of soil: soils originating from marine sediment, calcareus, not very deep and of average fertility.
Planting System: Guyot, from 3700 to 4500 vines per hectare.
Manual harvest, from middle September to the beginning of October; the grapes are carefully selected and placed in small baskets for drying.
Yield: 30-35 hecolitres of wine per hectare.
The berries are gently destemmed and crushed.
Fermentation temperature: 8-15 °C.
Lenght of maceration: 4-5 weeks, with daily remontage and delestage every 2-3 days.
Malolactic fermentation: spring.
Ageing in steel tanks: 1 month.
Ageing in wood: 12 months in barriques and 3-4 years in Slavonian oak casks.
Ageing in bottle: 12 months.
Colour/Aroma/Taste: garnet red, with scent of preserved fruit and sour cherry, cherry, vanilla and raisins, and notes of spices.
Alcohol content: 16,5% Vol.
Available bottle size: 0.75 and 1.5 lt.
With roasts and game. It is also a dialogue or meditation wine and it may be served alone after a meal.
Serve at 18°C, in large bowled glasses.