Strong garnet red color, sometimes with orange nuances due to maturation. Very clean bouquet, of
undergrowth, sour black cherry and plum preserved in alcohol, spicy, cinnamon and slight pepper,
licorice and old leather. Robust and complex body, it reminds you of all its scents, very well-balanced,
Wine Spectator 96 Points: Dense, with concentrated, balanced aromas of prune, date and polished oak. Full and compact, delivering layers of ripe fruit and fine, soft tannins that give a light pull on the long, long finish. A super Amarone, with elegance and length. Like cashmere. Drink now through 2012. 1,200 cases made. -JC
Respecting the dream of those who, over sixty years ago, with hard work and enthusiasm laid the foundation of what is now the excellent Michel Castellani winery means for Sergio and his sons renewing this dream every day with passion for their work and ongoing product and process innovation.
"With our work in the vineyards and our love for the grapes, we as a family are carrying on a wine tradition of ancient rural origin with great respect, passion and experience."
|Wine maker notes
Amarone is obtained from carefully selected grapes, dried for a
period of 3 - 4 months in well-aired rooms.
This brings an extraordinary concentration of sugars, tannins,
extracts and glycerin. After that, grapes undergoes a soft
pressing process and a low fermentation for over 40 days at controlled
temperature with skins. Very long maceration and maturation in
barrels (60% Slavonian oak barrels of 5000 liters and 40% French
barriques) for about 3 years. Bottle fining for over 12 months.
78% Corvina and Corvinone Veronese, 18% Rondinella, 4%
Valpolicella Classica, hilly district, tuff, clay and limestone soil with
south-west facing slopes at about 200 m of altitude.