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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.

Vintage: 2014

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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.

Varieties

Principally a blend of Corvina Veronese and Corvinone, remaing small percentage of other autochthonous varieties as permitted in the production regulations.

Geographical location

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.

Harvest

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.

Vinification

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.

 

Wine characteristics

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. 

Food Pairing

With roasts, grilled meat, mature cheeses (except blue cheeses) and nuts.

 

Serve at 18°C, in large bowled glasses.

Awards and Reviews

4 Grappoli
Vintage 2012
Bibenda
2 cuori
Vintage 2012
Merum
2 Bicchieri
Vintage 2012
Vini d'Italia
Gambero Rosso
3T
Vintage 2012
Vitae AIS
2 Bicchieri
Vintage 2008
Vini d'Italia
Gambero Rosso
4 Grappoli
Vintage 2008
Bibenda
90 Punti
Vintage 2008
Wine Advocate
3 cuori
Vintage 2008
Merum
4 Grappoli
Vintage 2006
Bibenda
2 Bicchieri
Vintage 2006
Vini d'Italia
Gambero Rosso

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