Casalforte Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG 2017
Casalforte Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG 2017 / Cantine Riondo / Veneto
Red wine from Italy
Cantine Riondo is located in the heart of the Soave area between Verona and Venice. Although it was only founded as a wine cooperative in 2008, it is now one of the most important wine producers in Veneto. The company structure seems complicated, but in reality, it is very simple: two thousand winemakers cultivate 6000 hectares of vineyards in the provinces of Verona, Vicenza and Padua and give the harvested grapes to five wineries for subsequent winemaking.
The Amarone della Valpolicella is made from the Corvina, Rondinella, Corvinone and Molinara grape varieties, which are processed after the harvest at the end of September using the so-called appassimento technique. For this purpose, the grapes are spread in drying houses (the so-called "fruttai") in the hills of Valpolicella. They then dry in small boxes until spring. During this process, the water evaporates while the acid, sugar and extracts are concentrated. Then the dried and highly concentrated grapes are fermented on the mash and the wine is aged in large oak barrels for 24 months.
The result is a deep garnet red wine, which has a complex smell of cinnamon, cherry jam, fruits pickled in alcohol and walnuts. This Amarone is dry on the palate and has an aroma of ripe black cherries with notes of vanilla and coffee. Its finale is very long.
At a drinking temperature of around 18 to 20 ° C, this phenomenal and highly decorated red wine goes well with all rich pasta dishes, game and grilled or steamed red meat as well as mature cheeses.
- Vintage: 2017
- Ageing: Dry
- Country: Italy
- Region: Veneto
- Volume: 0,75 liters
- Producer and bottler: Cantine Riondo - Via Cappuccini 6 - Monteforte d'Alpone (VR) - Italia - +39 045 6104346
- Quality Designation: Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG)
- Grapes: Corvina, Rondinella, Corvinone and Molinara.
- Manufacturing: After the harvest at the end of September, the grapes for the Amarone are spread out in dry houses in the hills of the Valpolicella. The classic varieties Corvina, Rondinella and Corvinone dry in small boxes until spring. The dried and highly concentrated grapes are then fermented on the mash and aged in large oak barrels for 24 months.
- Sensory characteristics: The Casalforte Amarone della Valpolicella is a full-bodied red wine. The long, slow fermentation gives this wine a complex bouquet of cinnamon, cherry jam and walnut, as well as a palate of ripe black cherry fruits with notes of vanilla and coffee on the finish. Long final.
- Color: Deep garnet red.
- Alcohol content: 15,0 % Vol.
- Residual sugar: 7,0 g/l
- Acid: 5,60 g/l
- Stopper: Natural cork
- How to serve: The Amarone goes perfectly with rich pasta dishes, game and grilled or steamed red meat and mature cheese.
- Recommended serving temperature: Between 18 and 20°C
- Allergens: Contains sulfites
- EAN (bottle): 8001968003197
- Awards: INTERNATIONAL WINE CHALLENGE 05/21: SILVER; BERLINER WINE TROPHY 04/21: GOLD; GILBERT & GAILLARD 03/21: 94 POINTS; MUNDUS VINI 03/21: GOLD; LUCA MARONI 03/21: 97 POINTS.
- Scope of supply: 1 bottle of wine 0.75 liters
CORVINA is a red variety native in the valley of Verona. In the present she can only be almost exclusively in this area.
The RONDINELLA is a well-known red grape from the Veneto. The Rondinella is a rarely expanded variety, since they may have little independent character.
The graoe CORVINONE is an Italian red grape that is grown almost exclusively around the city of Verona.
The MOLINARA is a red grape that is often also called Breppon. It is grown mainly in Italy, where it is part of the famous Valpolicella and Bardolino.
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