Amarone della Valpolicella 2009
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Salvaterra - Amarone della Valpolicella 2009 (88 tsomw points)
In the glass a ruby red cokor with garnet red hues.
On the nose powerful aromas of ripe plums, cacoa, violets and cedar.
An intense broad palate of cherries, candied fruits, cocoa and hazelnut. Great.
Geographical location: Tenuta di Prun
Height: 550 meters asl
Soil type: marl typical of Prun Stone covered with a layer of soil rich in humus
Vineyard training system: guyot
Vine planting year: 2003/2004
Vine density: 5,400 vines per hectare
VINIFICATION AND AGEING
Harvest: mid-October with manual harvesting of the grapes with selection of the best bunches
Drying: natural drying in fruit cellar for 3/4 months with a sharp drop in weight of around 30%
Vinification: soft crushing of destemmed grapes in the months of January and February
Fermentation: at a controlled temperature of 18/21°
Fermentation time: about 30 days
80% in wood for 36 months of which:
2/3 in American and French barriques, half of which are used for the second and third time
1/3 in large barrels
20% in steel
Website winery: www.tenutesalvaterra.it