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Il Roverone - Amarone Della Valpolicella DOC - 2011

Roverone

Awards: Wine Spectator 94 points Highly Recommended

Tasting Notes

Garnet red in color with persistent ripe fruit. A rich wine, with flashes of velvet undertones. Perfect with cheeses, meats, and even rich vegetarian dishes, also an excellent conversational wine. Extremely well rounded and versatile.

Winemaking

Manual harvesting in early October with the finest selected grapes. The grapes are allowed to dry out, concentrating flavors and providing the classic raisin profile. Fermentation begins after Dec. 1st of the vintage year and continues for 25 days with daily pumping over. Aged in oak for 30-36 months with further refinement in bottle for 12 months in temperature regulated cellars.

Classification of Wine

Amarone Della Valpolicella DOC

Varietal: 60% Corvina and Corvinone Veronese, 30% Rondinella, 10% Molinara

Vintage: 2011

Vineyard Designation: Valpolicella, Veneto

Soil: Southwest aspect. Calcium rich marl clay soils of medium texture with a mix of sand and gravel.

Pruning: Guyot Yield: 7,000 Kg/ha

ABV: 15.5%

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