Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2012
Speri - Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico 2012 – 90 points
Variety of 70% Corvina , 25% Rondinella , 5% Corvinone
In the glass a deep garnet red color.
In the nose intense aroms of ripe dark fruit with cherries, black currants and raisins and a earthy hint of forest floor, spices and almond.
On the palate full-bodied, dry, with nice complexity, soft tannins and texture. It is gentle but at the same time vigorously with sweet red fruit, vanilla and a long lasting finish.
GRAPE VARIETIES: Corvina veronese and Corvinone 70%, Rondinella 25%, Molinara 5%.
VINEYARD: Monte Sant’Urbano estate, in the municipality of Fumane. It extends over a surface area of 19 hectares. Situated on a hill at an altitude of 280 - 350 meters above sea level, the Monte Sant’Urbano vineyard enjoys an excellent exposure to the sun. The calcareous, clayey terrain, of volcanic origin, favors retention of moisture, preventing excessive dryness.
CULTIVATION SYSTEM: Verona pergola system placed on ledges sustained by dry stone walls known as “marogne”. The vines have an average age of 25 years.
HARVEST: Manual selection of the best bunches from from late September to midOctober. Drying for 100 days in fruit-drying rooms with ideal conditions in terms of temperature, humidity and ventilation. Loss of 42% of initial weight with a considerable increase in the quantity of sugar.
VINIFICATION: Pressing on January with a roller crusher-destemmer. Maceration at 16°-18° C of temperature in stainless steel tanks for a period of 35 days with periodic pumping over and délestage. Separation of the skins in mid February and completion alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in 50 hl. oak barrels. Ageing in 500 l. allier oak casks for 24 months and in 20-40 hl. oak barrels for 12 months. Refinement in the bottle.
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 15% vol.
DINING COMBINATIONS: Excellent with strong second courses of braised red meats and game, perfect with aged cheeses. Also enjoyable at the end of a fine dinner.
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 18°C.