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Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOC

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Tasting Notes

Deep ruby red in color. Warm and refined aromas of ripe fruits on the nose. Complex, smooth, and full-bodied on the palate with cherry and plum notes that continue on to the  finish. Pairs well with red meat, game, and aged cheeses. Also an excellent after-dinner wine.

2009 Vintage rated 92 points from Wine Spectator (5/14)

Winery

Villa Girardi

Region

Veneto

Varietal

50% Corvina Veronese, 15% Corvinone, 30% Rondinella, 5% Molinara

Location of Vineyards

Valpolicella Classico area

Soil

Mixed with limestone

Type of Cultivation

Pergola Veronese

Vinification

The grapes are dried for the winter (5 months) before pressing.

Aging

3 years in Slavonian oak barrels (35 hl in size).

Alcohol Content

15%

Oenologist

Giancarlo Tommasi