Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG
That is the youngest of our Amarone, we thought for those who have the pleasure to invest in a young wine, but with a great future.
It is the youngest of our Amarone, thought for those who want to invest in a young wine with a great future. Exclusive like a preview, exuberant like youth and lively like to red colour dressing its bottle, "Anteprima" is the ideal wine for those who can wait and want to see Amarone grow in their own cellar.
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 240 and 252 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: 4-6 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 12 months in Slavonian oak casks.
Ageing in bottle: 12 months.
Colour/Aroma/Taste: garnet red, with scents of preserved fruit and raisins.
Alcohol content: 16,5% Vol.
Available bottle size: 0.75 and 1.5 lt.
With roasts, grilled meat, mature cheeses (except blue cheeses) and nuts.
Serve at 18°C, in large bowled glasses.