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Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG ‘Cinque Stelle’

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Tasting Notes

Amarone Cinque Stelle is a masterpiece resulting from the careful selection of the grapes from the Ca’ del Pipa vineyard at higher elevation and a meticulous drying process which result in amazing concentration of sugars, tannins and extracts. ‘Cinque Stelle’ is Italian for ‘Five Stars’, an indication of its ultimate quality.

Made with the typical grape varieties of the Valpolicella district, 75% Corvina Veronese, 20% Rondinella and 5% Molinara. Following the traditional Amarone process, after the harvest the grapes are air-dried for 4-3 months and then pressed gently. The resulting wine is aged in a combination of large Slavonian oak barrels (60%) and French barriques (40%) for 3 years, then it rests one more year in bottle prior to release.

Deep ruby color, the bouquet is rich in sour black cherries, blackberry jam and spice. Smooth and elegant in the mouth, with powerful spicy cherry fruit supported by some sweetness, savory cocoa accents and soft tannins. Graceful yet powerful, in a fairly international key. Excellent with roasts, grilled meat and seasoned cheeses. Enjoy with friends after dinner.

- 2010 rated 92 WS, 92 WA

- 2011 rated 92 WS

- 2012 rated 93 WS, 90 WE

- 2013 rated 92 WS, 91 Vinous

Winery

Michele Castellani

Region

Veneto

Varietal

70% Corvina Veronese, 25% Rondinella, 5% Molinara

Location of Vineyards

Ca’ del Pipa vineyard, Marano di Valpolicella

Type of Planting

Pergola

Soil

Clay and limestone

Type of Cultivation

Organic (not certified)

Vinification

Grapes are carefully selected then air-dried for 3-4 months. Grapes then undergo soft pressing and a slow fermentation for over 40 days at controlled temperature with skins.

Aging

60% of the wine is aged in large Slavonian oak barrels (5,000lt) and 40% is aged in French barriques for about 3 years. Bottle fining for about one year.

Alcohol Content

15.5%

Total Production

40,000 bottles

Oenologist

Sergio Castellani